11th of October, 2017. The National Youth Theatre’s charismatic troupe welcomed a group of keen Year 11 students to the Ambassadors Theatre in Central London, as part of a planned trip by the English Department.
Along with a host of other groups from other schools, our students had the opportunity to enjoy a daring and rumbustious production of the Victorian classic Jekyll and Hyde.
The play itself, more an inspiration rather than a true adaptation, gave the students a closer look at the central motifs of Robert Louis Stevenson’s haunting tale, while also exposing them to the themes of female oppression and gender inequality.
In the end, our boys left the performance with a long-lasting impression, feeling both entertained and challenged.