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Pupils perform The Stange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Jack Taylor, 15, as Mr Hyde and  Eli Wade, 14, as Dr Jekyll.

Jack Taylor, 15, as Mr Hyde and Eli Wade, 14, as Dr Jekyll.

Crowds were entertained by a school’s production of a famous gothic horror tale.

Pupils at Casterton Business and Enterprise College ventured into the world of Victorian melodrama with The Stange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

The show was an adaptation of the original story by Robert Louis Stevenson, and the script used the rich and colourful language of the time.

Eli Wade, 14, played the role of Dr Jekyll while Jack Taylor, 15, was Mr Hyde, both giving commanding performances.

The Victorian gentlemen friends were played by Ben Bristow as MP Sir Danvers Carew, Dr Hastie Lanyon played by Harry Ayton, Daniel Johnson as Richard Enfield and Toby Hilton as the lawyer Gabriel Utterson. Megan Anderson played the main female role, Miss Guest.

An addition was the Victorian Music Hall scenes, with dance performances and entertaining solos from James Lear as Burlington Bertie, Jessica Auciello as Miss Genevieve and Georgia Babb as Celeste. The cast was led by drama teacher Sue Richey, as well as help from English teacher Catherine Gottelier.

Audience members wrote to the school with rave reviews. Director Sue Ball said: “I have been overwhelmed with so many kind and supportive messages.”

 

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