How did I get here? An Interview with Tom Burke

Tom is a Patron of Box Clever Theatre Company, and committed to the future of Box Clever Theatre. All proceeds from this series will fund the development of a new production of Jekyll & Hyde, including script development with groups of students from around the UK.

The Jekyll and Hyde Project

Ideally suited to Years 9,10 or 11

Following the success of The Frankenstein Project, the company is delighted to be able to present another opportunity for students to work with professional actors and creatives and be actively involved in the process of adapting and staging a new production for schools. 

In the first stage of the project, Box Clever will work with students from twelve secondary schools in Kent, Lincolnshire and Wiltshire to write a new stage adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. The first year culminates in a rehearsed reading by our professional actors of the new adaptation. In the second year of the project, the same students will be involved in rehearsals, observing and participating in the process. The project culminates in the touring of the final production to all the project schools. 

I really liked the whole project overall because I got to add in my own knowledge of the novel and I also felt that I had a key part in making the production what it was.  I am extremely pleased that I had the opportunity to work on the production because it has furthered my knowledge and challenged me to think about the background of the book. I would really like to do this again. Absolutely amazing experience!

Student, Lincolnshire

The project as a whole has been challenging and very rewarding, due to the mammoth task achieved. The students will benefit greatly from being able to have discussions with the director and actors throughout. We have all thoroughly enjoyed being part of this process, seeing ideas come to life so quickly and creatively. The contact we were given to the director and actors was of the highest quality and really valuable. Would I do this project again?  Yes, yes, yes!

Curriculum Leader Drama, Wigan/St Helens


   A message from Tom:

As patron of Box Clever, I am asking for your support to help the company create and tour a brand new adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde to young people in schools across the country.

Thank you, Tom Burke

This project is supported by Arts Council England





Photos and comments relate to

 The Frankenstein Project


If you are interested in this project or would like more information, please contact or 0207 793 0040.