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Strange Case

Strange Case

You are invited to attend a work in progress performance of Strange Case, a new piece directed by Sally Cookson and devised by the company at Bristol Old Vic.

"When Henry Jekyll dresses each morning, buttons are done up, dress-coat is brushed down, cravat is neatly tied and polished boots are laced. The erudite Doctor is a picture of Victorian respectability and restraint.

But why is he racked with guilt and consumed with a morbid sense of shame?

In response to the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, Strange Case explores the idea of human duality using whatever is necessary to do so. Movement, song, spoken word, dance, music and visual imagery combine to create this innovative work in progress."

This experimental one-off performance is part of a research project which seeks to capture and extend the experience of watching live theatre to the digital realm. It incorporates a range of fixed and wearable cameras recording the point of view of the actors, musicians, back stage and props, which will then be used to create a related screen-based experience. For more information please see the attached flyer.

Performances take place at Bristol Old Vic on Saturday 23 May at 2pm or 4.30pm and are approximately 30 minutes long.

We are also inviting audience members of these performances and those who can’t attend the performances, to participate in an ‘extended experience’ screening at Watershed on Saturday 30 May 10am, or to feedback on the experience via a complimentary USB stick for home-viewing.

Sign up to participate in this cutting-edge research project by selecting the appropriate option on the eventbrite booking system by 19 May: http://strangecase.eventbrite.com/

Places for the two live performances are limited so please respond quickly.

Drinks and snacks will be provided at both events. This project is funded by the Technology Strategy Board and is a collaboration between Bristol Old Vic, Watershed and HP Labs.

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