Young actors will get the opportunity to tread the boards alongside the professionals in the opening play of the new season at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre.
Jekyll and Hyde, a new stage adaptation by Nicholas Briggs (the voice of the Daleks and the Cybermen) launches at the Pomegranate this week.
Ryan Mitchell who are students at Chesterfield Studios will perform in the play.
Currently on a gap year while applying to drama schools, Ryan, 18, takes on the role of detective constable in Jekyll and Hyde. He has appeared in many youth theatre shows, including playing the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera and Enjolras in Les Miserables, In the autumn he will appear in the premiere of a new musical based on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice at the Rose Theatre in Chesterfield.
Sophie, 7, whose parents David and Sue, are professional actors, made her first appearance on stage at ten weeks old. Since then she has appeared in Mr G and Mr S for Rumpus Theatre Company both in Buxton and in Chesterfield, appeared at the Pomegranate many times with Diane Bradbury Theatre Dance School and in performances by Chesterfield Studios Academy of Performing Arts where she also takes musical theatre classes and piano lessons. Sophie starts at Hasland Junior School this month.
Jekyll and Hyde stars Robert Laughlin as Dr Jekyll and Andrew Fettes as Mr Hyde.
The play runs at the Pomegranate from September 3 to 5 at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 3pm. Tickets £16.50 , £14.50 (concessions), £12.50 (child).
TABS Productions and the Theatre Royal Nottingham present the work.