David Davies presents HYDE – the final statement of Dr Jekyll at Four5Nine for the Perth Fringe Festival 2017.
Fresh from an exciting tour of Germany and the U.K:
HYDE – the final statement of Dr Jekyll
From the novella Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted and Performed by David Davies
“In each of us, two natures are at war – the good and the evil”.
From the famous novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, “Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” comes a gripping drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Hyde – the final statement of Dr Jekyll describes the events that led to the struggle between the good Dr Jekyll and his evil alter ego – Mr Hyde. The year is 1886 and Dr Jekyll has discovered a formula that separates the good self from the evil self. The problem is that the evil Mr Hyde wants to take over the body of Jekyll forever so that he can indulge his monstrous pleasures. Take the one hour journey with Dr Jekyll as he describes the events that led to his discovery as well as his struggle to keep control of Mr Hyde. Will you be a witness to his final statement? Or will Mr Hyde prove too strong and take over forever?
Hyde – the final statement of Dr Jekyll has gripped audiences in Germany and the UK and now premieres in Perth, W.A for the Perth Fringe Festival 2017.
David Davies studied at NIDA and has since performed in Australia, the U.K and Germany. He was an ensemble member of Bell Shakespeare from 2001 – 2006.He is based in London and has worked for The British Shakespeare Company, Guildford Shakespeare and was the Company Manager and leading actor for GB Theatre from 2010 – 2013.The last two years, however, have seen him touring Germany constantly as well as teaching English at the University of Applied Sciences in Koblenz. He has performed for several leading Perth companies including Deckchair, Perth Theatre Company and The Hole in the Wall for whom he was Hamlet in 1997. He was Oberon and Mercutio in the original Shakespeare in Kings Park summer seasons and recently played Benedick for ShakespeareWA, 2012.
As a writer this is David’s first play. He has penned The Karismatic Effekt and Stagefright which has also played in major cities around Germany.
He is delighted to be returning the Perth where his parents live and where he has so many great memories performing in the past. It is with great excitement that he presents HYDE – the final statement of Dr Jekyll.
“…At the outset he is controlled. After the consumption of his concoction, he is noticeably and involuntarily more and more Hyde, the guise of violent temperedness and diabolicalness.
Mr. Davies version of Stevenson’s tale lends the story great depth with extensive thoughts made about human nature.
The play is easy to follow thanks to Mr. Davies’ vivid acting.”
The Rhein Zeitung – 2015
“The quality of both writing and acting makes this an entertaining and thought provoking hour of theatre. The proximity of actor and audience in this compact space made it especially spine tingling in places with audible gasps and reflexive shudders at some points.”
Peter Woodwood, Sterts Studio, 2016
“Its an unsettling piece because Stevensonʼs core feature that we harbour within us all another darker side is an uncomfortable truth which too often we refuse to recognize. This performance forced us to do so because David Davies was always recognizably Jekyll and with his ﬁne Shakespearean voice and technique made a realistic presentation of an almost ordinary man who took too far the notion of knowing thyself.”
Patrick Phillips, Kentwell Hall, September 2015
When: 13th – 19th February 2017 | 6:30pm
Where: Four5Nine Bar | North Side | PERTH
Info: Duration 55 minutes | Recommended 18+