A new immersive game for adults, based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Gothic masterpiece, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, will open at the Vaults in Waterloo on February 12.
Exploring schisms of identity, the unreliability of memory, moral conflict, terrible ambition, and unbridled hedonism, Jekyll / Hyde confronts players, asking what they would do if they could get away with murder.
Waking up to the aftermath of Mr Hyde, players are plunged into a thrilling world of investigation and moral ambiguity as their twisted deeds from the night before are revealed.
Taking on the role of Dr Jekyll, they must retrace their steps to uncover their hidden past and make decisions about their future, all while under increasing time pressure.
Presented with Vault Festiva and using creator Fire Hazard’s blend of mobile game, real-world scavenger hunt, narrative storytelling and performers, Jekyll / Hyde is a theatrical adventure across the virtual and real world.
Players will be guided through the game by a web app on their phones to encounter a cast of characters on their way through the dark and sinister Lambeth streets.
Michelle Hudson, producer at Fire Hazard, said: “We’re always looking for new ways to put the audience at the heart of our stories.
“With Jekyll / Hyde, we’re giving audiences the chance to explore the darker sides of their own psyches.
“This is also Fire Hazard’s first time as part of Vault Festival and we’re thrilled to take part in this cornerstone of London’s cultural scene.”
Players can participate solo, in a pair or in a group of up to 3 – all that’s needed is a phone.