Here’s where to watch the National Theater of Scotland’s sold-out Jekyll and Hyde film screenings, live from the Leith Theater


Henry Pettigrew as Dr Jekyll and Dr Hyde in the National Theater of Scotland production at the Leith Theater

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Bookings are now open for a series of ‘live’ screenings and encores in over 60 selected Scottish and UK cinemas later this month, with more to follow.

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Live From Leith Theater is a thrilling new hybrid version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story, conceived and directed by award-winning filmmaker Hope Dickson Leach.

With a cast led by BAFTA Scotland award winner Lorn Macdonald and Henry Pettigrew, the production moves the action from London to the Scottish capital.

A gothic tale of double lives and inner demons, follows Gabriel Utterson through a Victorian Edinburgh where the wealth of the alehouses is contrasted with the poverty of the Cowgate vaults, exposing an underbelly of dark truths and corruption.

Presented by the National Theater of Scotland and Selkie Productions in association with Screen Scotland and Sky Arts, the exclusive new hybrid tale uses innovative theatrical and cinematic techniques to create a live cinematic experience for which the film rights have been purchased by the distributor. movie leader Cosmic Cat., who will broadcast the production.

The hybrid performances will be broadcast ‘live’ from the Leith Theater to selected cinemas on Sunday 27th February, with screenings of Encore in cinemas across the UK from 28th February.

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Jekyll and Hyde: An All-Star Scottish Cast Heads to Edinburgh’s Leith Theater

Screenings will be available in cinemas and venues across Scotland and the UK, including LythArts Centre, Caithness; The Pickaquoy Cinema, Orkney; An Lanntair, Stornoway and at the Odeon cinemas from Edinburgh to Epsom, Braehead to Belfast and Cardiff to Covent Garden. There will also be a screening at the UK’s northernmost arts and cinema centre, Mareel in Shetland and in community cinemas across Scotland.

Joining Macdonald and Pettigrew in the Ferry Road location will be Leith actor Tam Dean Burn as Alderman Begg, veteran David Hayman as Sir Danvers Carew, Peter Singh as Lanyon and Alison Peebles as Poole. The cast is rounded out by Ali Watt, who was recently seen on TV in Irvine Welsh’s Crime, as Inspector Hay, Scott Miller as Tennant and Caroline Deyga as Mabel.

At the time of the production’s launch, Jackie Wylie, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of the National Theater of Scotland, said: “We are delighted to kick off 2022 with The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde…an ambitious storytelling from Robert Louis Stevenson’s legendary novella, offering a unique experience to audiences who can watch it being filmed in the iconic surroundings of the Leith Theatre.

“The National Theater of Scotland has increased its screen and digital presence over the last two years with a program of unique hybrid projects created in response to the challenging times of Covid to ensure we can continue to produce exciting theater works for audiences, working with the best artistic talent in Scotland and expand the number of people we can reach.”

Tickets for the cinema screenings of The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Live From Leith Theater are available here.

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