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Casting call for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Equity and Non Equity), by Robert Louis Stevenson. Adapted by Nick Lane and directed by Javier Vilalta.

Engagement Company and Outside Dates

Vertigo Theatre (Calgary) – rehearsals begin September 5 2023, show opens October 5, 2023 and closes October 29, 2023.

Production Description

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde immerses you in a play full of chilling twists and turns in which love, betrayal and murder lurk on London’s foggy streets. Can Dr. Henry Jekyll face his demons or does the ruthless Edward Hyde take him to the dark side? A talented cast of four actors, playing multiple roles, takes you on a thrilling journey in this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s gothic horror.

Roles to be cast

  • Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde, male, age 20 – 40
    Henry Jekyll a well-off doctor and scientist, whose desperate search for knowledge transforms him into the ruthless and sanguinary Edward Hyde.
  • Gabriel Utterson and others, male, age 30 – 50
    Jekyll’s lawyer; an undeviating and respected man; passionately inquisitive regarding the connection between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Plays additional small roles throughout the show.
  • Eleanor Lanyon and others, female, age 20 – 30
    Hastings Lanyon’s wife; a classical singer and strong-willed empowered woman who takes a fervent interest in Henry Jekyll and his experiments. Plays additional small roles throughout the show. Actors who are invited to audition for this role will be asked to prepare a song. Details will be provided later in the selection process.
  • Hastings Laynon and others, male, age 20 – 40
    Jekyll’s dear friend; kind, amicable and highly ethical. He strongly opposes Henry’s approach to scientific experimentation. Plays additional small roles throughout the show.

*Experience with movement/physical theatre and the ability to play an instrument are assets for all roles in this production.

Audition Dates: April 17 & 18, 2023

Casting Process

Selected candidates will be provided with scenes to work from during the auditions.

Vertigo Theatre has a responsibility to create work spaces where people are comfortable in a creation process, and can be themselves in every capacity. With this in mind, we encourage submissions from those who identify as Indigenous, Black, or POC as well as 2SLGBTQIA+, Disabled/People with Disabilities and/or Neuro-Divergent people.

*If there are any potential barriers (language, disability, or any other considerations) preventing you from applying to audition, please let us know and we will work with you to find a suitable application process.

How to Submit

We would like to request a submission package consisting of:

  • Headshot
  • Resume

Please submit packages through the following link at

*We will not be collecting hard copies of headshots and resumes at the audition. The audition
panel will receive them all electronically.

Deadline for submission packages is April 10, 2023 at 11:59pm, 2023.

Local submissions only for this casting call.

CAEA Members will be given first priority.

To submit or for questions contact Laura Couch, Company Manager, Vertigo Theatre,

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