Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Jeckyl and Hyde: Four of Swords Theatre production Poltimore House Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th May Press Release from Sarah White

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic moral tale Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde has secured its place in popular culture, but few people are familiar with the original short story. Given the current trend for all things Victoriana, including the burgeoning “steam punk” sub-culture, it's the perfect time to revive and re-appraise this Gothic masterpiece!

This new adaptation from Four of Swords aspires to be as faithful as possible to the original, whilst providing scope for exciting multi-media storytelling. To this end the spectacular show mixes:

    Remarkable performances from talented local actors
  • FILM!
    Stylish original short films shot around some of Exeter’s famous landmarks
  • MUSIC!
    Rollicking gypsy tunes composed especially for the show and performed live.

Performances take place inside the majestic but crumbling Poltimore House; a significant Devon landmark, historically and architecturally and one that has a prominent place in Devon’s culture. A percentage of the shows ticket sales will go towards the restoration fund of this beautiful estate.

Audiences will follow the action as it unfolds within the chambers of the house and will encounter new characters at every turn. Numbers are limited to thirty per show to ensure it remains an intimate and exciting theatre experience so early booking is recommended.

Poltimore House - very atmospheric
Venue: Poltimore House
Dates: 9-11th May
Tickets: £10 [£5 children 11-15]
Performance Times: two shows per night, 7pm and 8.45pm,
plus a matinee on Saturday 11th at 3pm
Buy Tickets: 01392 248398 or

Unsuitable for children under 11.

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