The cast has been announced for The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Live at Leith Theatre, a thrilling new hybrid version of of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story, conceived and directed by Hope Dickson Leach, adapted from the original novella. This unique filmic and theatrical event will be presented Live at Leith Theatre from 25 to 27 February 2022 and then streamed to UK cinemas from 27 February 2022.
A cast featuring leading Scottish stage and screen talent has been assembled for this unique project. BAFTA Scotland award winning Scottish actor Lorn Macdonald takes on the role of Utterson. Lorn won the Best Actor Scottish BAFTA award for his portrayal of Spanner in the film Beats. His roles on TV include Bridgerton, Deadwater Fell and Shetland. He has also recently been noted as one of the top 25 theatremakers to look out for in 2022 by The Stage. Dr Jekyll is performed by Scottish actor Henry Pettigrew. Henry’s screen roles include The Danish Girl as well as TV series The Crown and Guilt. He has appeared in previous National Theatre of Scotland productions Midsummer, Black Watch and Beautiful Burnout. They are both joined by Scottish stage and TV stalwart David Hayman who is playing the role of Sir Danvers Carew. David is a well know actor and director with recent film credits including In Like Flynn and Our Ladies. Peter Singh (Lanyon) has a prolific career on stage and screen, with recent film roles including Cruella and on TV, The Capture I and II (BBC) and Hard Cell (Netflix).
Alison Peebles (Poole) is an award-winning Scottish actor, writer and director. Her film work includes Where Do We Go From Here and Seven Lucky Gods and her TV work spans CBeebies hit Molly and Mack and River City. Tam Dean Burn (Councillor Begg) is a well known Scottish actor whose recent screen work includes Annika, Victim and Trust Me. Ali Watt (Inspector Hay) has most recently been seen on television in Irvine Welsh’s Crime and onstage at Pitlochry Festival Theatre in several productions including About Love. Scott Miller’s (Tennant) most recent credits include feature film The Road Dance and the tour of Warhorse and The Wife of Willesden at the Kiln Theatre, London, Caroline Deyga (Mabel) has most recently been seen on stage in The Importance of Being Earnest and with the National Theatre in Peter Gynt. She appeared in Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour for the National Theatre of Scotland.
Theatrical rights have been acquired by leading film distributor Cosmic Cat, who will be streaming the performance into cinemas across Scotland and the UK.
Following the live and as live streamed events, a new feature film will be presented in cinemas and on Sky Arts in 2023.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Live at Leith Theatre is a National Theatre of Scotland Selkie Productions presentation in association with Screen Scotland and Sky Arts.
Conceived and directed by Hope Dickson Leach, Written by Hope Dickson Leach and Vlad Butucea, Based on the iconic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson Cinematography by David Liddell, Music Hudson Mohawke; Costume Design by Alisa Kalyanova, Sound Design by Ania Przygoda, Production Design by Stephen Bryce, and Edited by Rachel Erskine.
Supported by Weston Culture Fund, Sir Ewan and Lady Brown, The Foyle Foundation, The Britford Bridge Trust, The William Syson Foundation, The Woolbeding Charity