Book Launch (courtesy of Polygon)

Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde, A

Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde, A
08 September 10

Last night, in deepest, darkest Cowgate, Polygon, all aglow with excitement, launched Kevin MacNeil’s A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde.

Award-winning venue, The Caves, provided the perfect setting as Kevin performed two excerpts from the novel and took questions from a happy crowd of well wishers (he loves sentences, would like to walk the past and present streets of Edinburgh with Robert Louis Stevenson, doesn’t watch Big Brother or support either of the Edinburgh football teams…). Ably supported by two brilliant musicians, Iglue and Christin Mackenzie, nobody was in two minds about the success of the celebration.

In A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde, troubled young actor Robert Lewis crashes his bike in a foggy Edinburgh and wakes up to find that life has changed for the darker. And the weirder. He’s still a deceitful egoist but now life seems to be deceiving and manipulating him. Everything that can go wrong is going wrong. He’s losing control of his love life, his starring role in a new adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde, and, quite possibly, his mind. A Method Actor’s Guide to Jekyll and Hyde is a dark, maniacal thriller that explores many kinds of duality – individual, social and cultural, and is a heartfelt tale about the search for belonging and the nature of love and desire. It is also clever, intricate, bloody funny, and your next purchase!

 Polygon and Kevin MacNeil would like to thank The Caves for their great venue and staff, The Royal Lyceum Theatre for the picture frame, Emma Crossan for the wonderful photography, Iglue and Christin Mackenzie for the brilliant music, and, of course, all those who came to help us celebrate.


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