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Students seek to thrill with Mr Hyde panto.

THE murderous tale of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde might not be everyone's idea of a jolly Christmas panto...

But for performing arts students at Stockton Riverside College, the classic novel was something to really sink their teeth into.

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Make Mine a Double includes everything you would expect from a Christmas panto and is brimming with slapstick comedy and corny jokes, but with a gothic twist.

With rehearsals well under way, a selection of cast members got into the mood of the novel's era with a visit to Preston Hall Museum's Victorian Street to promote their show.

Amy Gallilee, 18, thought the grizzly tale the perfect alternative to the traditional fairytale, saying: "We chose it because it is something a bit different."

Performing arts Level 2 student Maria Balatucen, 17, said: "We are really excited about the pantomime as we have been working really hard."

The students were tasked with taking responsibility for all aspects of the show, from organising costumes to putting together a marketing plan.

Dr Jekyll and Hyde - Make Mine a Double will be performed at the Margaret Armstrong Theatre, Stockton Riverside College, Harvard Avenue, Teesdale, on December 8 and 9. Tickets are PS5 adults, concessions PS3. Go to index.hp?th=sr

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| Sam Davies as Jack, above, and with Casey Govan, |front, who plays Burke, top right, during the Stockton Riverside College panto promotion 101114PANTO_09 IAN COOPER


| Panto dame Peter Hoyle who plays Lulu, above, and |Amy Gallilee as Jekyll and Claire Scott as Hyde, left and above left, get into character at Preston Hall |Aabove left, get into character at

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Nov 11, 2014
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