Performance Dates October 20-30th, 2022
Directed by Brian Speagle
About the Show – Finding Hyde
A little bit of fact, a little bit of fiction.
In 1888, esteemed actor, Richard Mansfield, began his run in the dual role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr.
Edward Hyde at the Lyceum Theatre in London’s West End. It was an artistic triumph, albeit a financial
failure. T.R. Sullivan’s script, while modifying Robert Louis Stevenson’s original to include a fiancee for Dr.
Jekyll has been the basis for many of the adaptations of the famous story.
While the Ripper Murders raged on during the summer of 1888, Richard Mansfield, due to the reality of
his portrayal of Hyde, garnered suspicion, for a time, as Jack the Ripper.
Fast forward 20 years later, to 1908 – Mansfield, having passed away in 1907, is being honored as a
remount of Jekyll and Hyde is being commissioned at the very theatre it was last performed in. Frederick
Douglas, an American thespian, has been brought over to command the role Mansfield made famous.
Rehearsals are underway and Douglas is struggling to capture the essence of Hyde. With opening night
fast approaching, everyone is on edge – especially Douglas, who has had a strange visitor haunting him
during the rehearsal period.
There are 13 characters in the play of various ages and types.
Auditions by Appointment
Monday June 20th and Tuesday June 21 from 6:30-9:30 pm
Callbacks (invitation only) Thursday, June 23rd 6:30-9:30 pm
Auditions to be held at The Palace Theatre, 710 Dundas Street, London, ON
Auditions will consist of readings from the script and a short, prepared
monologue to demonstrate the range and ability to take direction. All ages,
genders, races, and experience levels are welcome and encouraged to
For more information or to RSVP for an audition time and date, please
email our Stage Manager Anita Goodfellow at firstname.lastname@example.org
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