Live Music by the inimitable Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys
Join us once again for an evening of classic silent film with live score performed by Boston faves and “dada darlings of the steampunk world,” (NPR) Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys. In partnership with, and a fundraiser for, Portsmouth Halloween Parade.
John Barrymore plays the humanitarian Dr. Henry Jekyll, who becomes obsessed with the notion of separating the good and evil impulses within every man. To this end, he develops a potion which unleashes his own darker side: the demonic Mr. Hyde. This was the adaptation which established the cliché of having both a “good” (Martha Mansfield) and “bad” (Nita Naldi) leading lady, to parallel the doppelgänger aspects of the Jekyll/Hyde personality. The adaptors also borrowed the character of Lord Henry from Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray in order to provide Jekyll with an evil mentor/blackmailer.
If classic and creepy silent film accompanied by suitable —and often loud— original live music is not your thing, well then change your thing and come!