The interactive workshop got them thinking about writer’s choices about character, while ‘building’ the Victorian gentleman at the start helped contextualise historical context.
Watching the transformation between Jekyll and Hyde come to life made a huge impact. An excellent production and the students were engaged with the performance throughout.
The pace, and interactive nature of the play was phenomenal. It was a great refresher event before the Mocks.
The bold performances, the interaction and acting classes all would have made a great impact on the students. There was excellent signposting of plot points, themes and key quotations.
Ideally a main school assembly hall, theatre or drama hall. We prefer not to perform in a school gym or sports hall owing to the potentially poor acoustics. We need at least 3m height clearance over the performance space.
We need a performance space that is at least 6m x 6m with two power points available.
We require access to the space 90 minutes before and 60 minutes after the performance in order to set up and take down equipment.
The performance is directed and designed to be performed on all sides, with the students seated on 3 sides of the performance space, though we can accommodate other layouts if necessary.
Live Performance + Workshop
Suitable for Years 9, 10 and 11
Performance length: 55/60 minutes followed by a 30-minute workshop
Audience number: approximately 150
Venue: ideally school hall with the audience on four sides
Created in collaboration with students from the East Midlands, South West and South East, the company’s latest adaptation explores in thrilling theatre the chilling vision provided by Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella in all its horror. This is a world in which relationships are governed by secrecy, suspicion and doubt; a world of internal and external conflict as one man’s struggles with the duality of his nature threaten to destroy himself and his relationships with those around him.
Teachers can now tailor the follow-up workshop to suit their students’ needs, by choosing from the following modular options (or a mix as needed), each designed by a former Head of English to suit the current exam specifications:
• An exploration of Stevenson’s creation of Hyde as figure of terror/mystery in a chosen extract
• Stevenson’s creation of character e.g. Lanyon, Utterson
• An exploration of Stevenson’s creation of an atmosphere of fear and horror in a chosen extract
Access to rehearsals
Booking a day of Box Clever at your school will give you the opportunity to receive regular digital updates from the rehearsal room and to allow your students to ask questions of the creative team during the period of rehearsal.
Hosting Box Clever
In line with our policy of opening up rehearsals to students and staff, there are opportunities for schools to host the company in rehearsal for a 2-week period. To find out more about our rehearsals in residence programme, please do request an information sheet.
Rehearsals in Residence
Box Clever Theatre Company is offering schools the exciting opportunity to host rehearsals of a
GCSE text. A Box Clever Residency will allow students access to a professional creative team as they
prepare a new production. For full benefits, click below.