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Jekyll and Hyde, Oct 2005

Jekyll and Hyde - make mine a double!
by Thos Ribbits and Tim Saward

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see also pantomusicals.co.uk

 A B O U T


Boo, hiss, and "oh-no-it-isn't" your way through this original Halloween pantomime, an ideal family outing for half term.

We've taken the spooky story of Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, and given it a fun spin. There's original songs, gallons of groanworthy jokes and energetic dance routines from Waltham Forest group Theatretrain. Given an innovative twist with fast-moving digital graphics, this show is sure to grab your attention and get you participating!

PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THEATRETRAIN

SUPPORTED BY AWARDS FOR ALL and the JACK PETCHEY FOUNDATION


 W H E R E   &   W H E N   &   H O W   M U C H

at theBROADWAY, Barking

9.50 / 7.00
Family discount: third child free
Group discount: one free for every ten paid
in advance or on the door

Wed 26 October 2005, 7.30pm
Thu 27 October 2005, 2.30pm
Thu 27 October 2005, 7.30pm
Fri 28 October 2005, 2.30pm
Fri 28 October 2005, 7.30pm
Sat 29 October 2005, 2.30pm
Sat 29 October 2005, 7.30pm

C A S T

Henry Jekyll

Alex Sugden

Miss Ann Thrope

Carla MacLean

Lanyon / Jekyll (understudy)

Ken Buddell

Mr Burke

Phil Braithwaite

Miss Head

Elizabeth Braithwaite

Molly O'Loan

Shauntelle Benjamin

Jack Lather

Stuart Browne

Edward Hyde

Chuqué Billy / Stephen Balchin*

Lulu Lather

Peter Calver

Sheerluck Jones / Duchess of Cleveland

Khadija Cheetham-Slade

PC Poo / Master Utterson

Sam Kenny

Nurses

Bex Suckling
Vicky Symons
Becky Evans

Baby

Anna Clark

Dancers

Ele Carruthers
Alisha Fernandes
Suzie Renouf
Bianca Sartori-Sigrist
Lucy Thompson
Alex Weeden
Robyn Wells

* Friday matinée only

 G U E S T   A P P E A R A N C E S   /   U N D E R S T U D I E S

Mrs Poole / Miss Anne Thrope (understudy)

Nicola Holland

Mr Poole

Matthew Kenny

Mrs Utterson / Miss Head (understudy)

Sonja Wardle

Enfield / Hyde (understudy)

Stephen Balchin

Young Matron

Helena Braithwaite

Molly (understudy)

Jackie Braithwaite

Sheerluck Jones (understudy)

Kate Harper

 P R O D U C T I O N   T E A M

Producer / Director

Tim Saward

Co-producer

Thos Ribbits

Co-director

Carla MacLean

Designers / Digital Artists

Lucy Izzard
Matt Latchford

Musical Arrangements / Drums

Jonathan Pease

Sound Director

Darren Izzard

Choreographer, Principals

Terrie Robinson

Choreographer, Dancers

Lee Alexander

Co-ordinator, Theatretrain

Sarah Stanton

Wardrobe Mistress

Sacha Walker

Set

Peter Raggett
Stephen Cahill-Hayes

Lighting Director

Robert Bettelheim

Song Coaches

Chris Pethers
Harold Purvis

Stage Management

Kate Harper

Publicity Team

Sonja Wardle
Jackie Withnall
Jennifer Moorby

Digital Show Operator

Simon Lyall

Make up Designer

Kathryn Davenport

Make up Consultant

Cathy Dodders

Make up

Sonja Wardle

Computer Builds

Michael Southgate

Additional Flash Actionscripting

Richard Lockwood

Follow Spot

William Scotland

Front of House Co-ordinator

Victoria Bettelheim

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Images by Louise Stickland and © XL Video Ltd.

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Images by and © Dave Gatward

 P O S T E R

Poster. Click for larger version
design: Matt Latchford and Lucy Izzard | download flier (.doc)

 M O R E . . .

Article from The Stage newspaper

XL Video UK supplied video projection to Tim Saward's innovative production of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Make Mine a Double, staged at the Broadway in Barking by the Leytonstone-based Woodhouse Players.

Produced and directed by Saward, the script was written by co-producer Thos Ribbits. A large onstage projection area utilising multiple openings and traps was used to create the scenic backdrops and for various animated effects and digital props. Saward had produced a version of Dracula in 2003 that had explored the advantages of video but when Jekyll & Hyde started evolving he decided to go with a fully digital backdrop from the outset.

He also wrote to every illustration college course in the country, asking if they had any artist/illustrators who would be interested in undertaking the work as a portfolio piece. From that mail-shot, two finalists at Kingston University - Matt Latchford and Lucy Izzard - were then given a detailed brief to produce imaginative original material for the three-hour show.

For the show's hardware, Saward was recommended to XL's arts and theatre specialist Malcolm Mellows, who commented: "It is an excellent and creative production that proves the point I often make - that video can be of great benefit to smaller theatre shows where there simply isn't the space to use elaborate sets and drops."

Initially Saward had envisioned back projecting, but the venue lacked the space, there being only a 5m throw distance from the front and a 5m tall image being needed. So Mellows calculated a front projection solution that filled the screen using Barco's 0.8 : 1 ratio lens, and keystone correction software. XL's technician, Ed Browne installed the projector (Barco SLM G8), did the line up and stayed for the technical rehearsals.

The imagery, which included locations as diverse as the laundry room, Dr Jekyll's study and laboratory, hospital wards, entrance and exit doorways as well as a variety of sinister London street scenes at night, were overlaid with animated action, all of which were stored on a specially built PC. Saward gave Latchford and Izzard ideas about what he thought the script needed in terms of virtual scenery, though leaving enough scope for them to create their own visions.

They worked on the project for three months and delivered the resulting material as 19 FLA flash files, each containing a series of content for each scene. Saward and Richard Lockwood then did some additional action-scripting to ensure continuity. The files were then set up to be activated easily and logically as cues from the PC, which also had to be synched to specific musical cues.


Free Panto Scripts from pantomusicals.co.uk From the team responsible for Dracula and Jekyll & Hyde, pantomusicals.co.uk can provide ready made gothic pantomimes for your group to perform for free.

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