In Hyding – the alternate Jekyll and Hyde story – the Screenplay

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In a twist on the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, we’re reintroduced to Doctor Henry Jekyll, a man whose mission to find his own truth, results in ghastly consequences. In, In Hyding, a drama in three acts, Dr. Jekyll is committed to his research above anything else, including his father. Their relationship was killed years ago at the hands of the despicable Jekyll senior himself. Shockingly, his last will states that his entire estate be handed to his son. And Henry certainly makes use of it when he employs a female assistant, one Edwina Hyde, for the purposes of his master work: an elixir that identifies and separates the good part and the evil parts of one’s soul in this alternate Jekyll and Hyde Screenplay.

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alternate jekyll and hyde script

IN HYDING – ALTERNATE JEKYLL AND HYDE SCREENPLAY

In a twist on the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, we’re reintroduced to Doctor Henry Jekyll, a man whose mission to find his own truth, results in ghastly consequences. In, In Hyding, a drama in three acts, Dr. Jekyll is committed to his research above anything else, including his father. Their relationship was killed years ago at the hands of the despicable Jekyll senior himself. Shockingly, his last will states that his entire estate be handed to his son. And Henry certainly makes use of it when he employs a female assistant, one Edwina Hyde, for the purposes of his master work: an elixir that identifies and separates the good part and the evil parts of one’s soul in this alternate Jekyll and Hyde Screenplay.

Edwina and Jekyll are never seen together and they both commit themselves to the work, tirelessly. Things start to go awry when Jekyll begins to use himself as a test subject. His solicitor, Utterson, sees a change, as does his manservant Poole. Little do they know the truth. It’s the the old wounds that never healed, threatening to burst through the walls Henry built up between his past and his present that plague him day and night. The horrors, the lost loves and regrets. With the walls crumbling slowly, Dr Jekyll must reconcile himself with himself and accept who he is, wholly.

What of the world? A terrible place. Neither can survive it.

View a reading of the play

A second reading from the screenplay

Read an interview with playwright Carlos Perez

A second interview that explains many of the themes around the play

The screenplay version of IN HYDING was a top winning screenplay for 2019 in the Romance Film Screenplay Festival.

Feedback from the Toroto LGBT festival

This is my kind of script. You are a creative writer with a genuine talent for connecting your audience to your characters visually and emotionally. The concept is original, fresh, and thought provoking. There is a good pace with plenty of conflict and compelling obstacles. Tension and excitement build throughout the story and the plots and subplots are believable and are easy to follow. The dialogue fits well in the time period you have created, and the characters have distinction in their voices. I really enjoyed reading your script. You have so much potential and I look forward to seeing how things turn out for you. Keep writing!

Author: Carlos Perez

Type: Screenplay

Genre: Horror, drama, alternate Jekyll and Hyde Script

Length: 90 minutes

Cast: Main characters 3 – M, 1 – F. Total cast 22, but smaller parts can be played by the same actor. The show has been produced with between 7 and 22 cast members

Ages of the actors: Pre teen to elderly

Suitable for: Teens up

Set:  Areas include a study and lab for Henry; an area for Dr. Lanyon and for Utterson, an apartment area for Edwina Hyde; and a bedroom area for the father, these could also be the same area. The street also needs to be suggested.  Also, a green door needs to be present as this is where the lab for Hyde is entered and is referenced in the script.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – getting the period correct

Read a Sample of the  Screenplay

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Copyright © January 2020 Carlos Perez and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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