“Jekyll is the most narrative-driven game we’ve done so far… We wanted to see if we could do something where the story itself is the thing that compels you to keep on moving forwards.” The team behind immersive game Jekyll / Hyde told A Younger Theatre about their groundbreaking new Vault Festival show. Take a look at what they had to say, then book!
The latest experience from Fire Hazard Games takes place around Lambeth until 22 March 2020.
Plunge into a thrilling world of investigation and moral ambiguity. Under increasing time pressure, and with an enclosing threat from characters in hot pursuit, players uncover their hidden past and make decisions about their future. Exploring schisms of identity, the unreliability of memory, moral conflict, terrible ambition, risk and reward, and unbridled hedonism, this new event from Fire Hazard Games confronts players with real consequences for their actions and asks what they would do if they could get away with murder.
Using Fire Hazard’s unique blend of mobile game, real-world scavenger hunt, narrative storytelling and performers, Jekyll / Hyde is a theatrical adventure in both the virtual and real worlds. Players are guided through the game via a web app on their mobile phones, whilst also encountering a real cast of characters as they make their way through the dark and sinister Lambeth streets.
Writing about Jekyll / Hyde, A View from the Cheap Seats said “I definitely learned much while enjoying myself hugely,” while London Theatre Reviews said it was “Immersive brilliantness” and The Play’s The Thing described it as, “particularly fiendish”.
Robert Louis Stevenson published his timeless Gothic novella The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde in 1886. In the century and a half since, the tale of a doctor with a dark, insatiable alter-ego has influenced all realms of art, inspiring stage, film and television adaptations.
Jekyll / Hyde is the latest project from Fire Hazard Games, whose recent real-life immersive games include the critically acclaimed 80 Days: A Real-World Adventure, a treasure hunt game that ran last year in association wit the Underbelly Festival Southbank, John Le Carre’s The Circus, in which players were put through their paces as Cold War trainee spies, and The Hunted Experience, a live event based on the hit Channel 4 show.
Jekyll / Hyde runs in the Lambeth streets surrounding The Vaults from 12 February to 22 March 2020, with performances 12, 13, 19, 20 February and, from 25 February, Tuesdays to Sundays 7.15pm. Tickets are priced from £20. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!