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warring personalities and to isolate the functional, good component from the dysfunctional, evil component. He tells the board that he has discovered a combination of drugs that can isolate these two personalities and asks permission to test his drug on hospital patients. When the board members express their misgivings and vote to withhold their consent for his experiments, Jekyll angrily insists that the board grants him permission. After the board members leave, Jekyll tells Utterson that the board members are fools and hypocrites, and wonders how he can pursue his experiments; Utterson tells him that he should continue with his work if he believes in it. Scene 4 At the lavish engagement party for Dr. Jekyll and Sir Danvers' daughter, Emma, ladies and gentlemen, discuss the absurdity of Dr. Jekyll's theories and wonder why the intense scientist is late for the celebration of which he is a guest of honour. Lady Beaconsfield also admonishes Sir Danvers that he shouldn't let Emma marry Jekyll. Simon Stride asks Emma to reconsider her marriage to Jekyll; she tells him that she isn't the weak woman that he is hoping to marry. Jekyll enters as two male guests lament that the much sought-after Emma is about to be married. Jekyll apologises to Sir Danvers for his lateness and, with Utterson, discusses the earlier meeting. When Emma and Jekyll have a private moment, he tells her that he is concerned that his life of research and experiment would make her unhappy; Emma reassures him that she loves and accepts him as he is. Emma's father and Utterson enter. Jekyll exits with Utterson, and Sir Danvers mentions that he, is also concerned with Jekyll's behaviour. Scene 5 In a very rough neighbourhood in East London, Nellie, a red-haired prostitute, strolls in front of her establishment, Red Rat. An apprehensive Utterson and Jekyll are strolling the streets of this seamier side of London. Jekyll wants to go inside and he chides Utterson for not giving him a proper bachelor party. As they enter the Red Rat, the men inside are screaming and clamouring for the evening's entertainment. Finally, Lucy, a prostitute and actress, enters atop a staircase dressed in a provocative red dress which causes the uproarious men immediately to quieten down. She entertains the men with a provocative and festive number. After the song Lucy begins to circulate among the clientèle. She goes to Jekyll as Nellie, the prostitute from before, spirits Utterson away. Jekyll and Lucy are drawn to each other in a way that promises each of them a great friendship. Utterson re-emerges and Jekyll admits that he must be on his way. Before he goes he gives Lucy his visiting card and asks her to see him should she ever need anything. Spider, the thug who owns the club, approaches Lucy and strikes her hard across the face for not enticing the gentlemen enough to make the sale. Scene 6 Jekyll and Utterson have arrived in front of Jekyll's house. Jekyll, noticeably in much better spirits, cryptically tells Utterson that he has finally discovered his volunteer for testing the potion. A weary Utterson bids Jekyll goodnight. Jekyll, alone at the end of the evening, stands before the blazing fire, stares into a large mirror above the mantelpiece and realises he has reached the moment he has been waiting for. He will be his own patient. As he sings, the walls of his office vanish to reveal the laboratory. The laboratory is crowded with tables filled with vials and potions and all kinds of scientific equipment. He writes an entry in his journal explaining his actions and drinks down the potion. He waits for a change within him but nothing happens until he is seized with an excrutiating pain. He attempts to continue writing down all of his responses, but his body is gripped again with pain. As he staggers about the room, his body is transforming: he is crouched now and his voice has an animal-like rasp. As he struggles with the changes occuring within him, he continues, futilely, to try to record what is occurring. It is too late: Jekyll has been transformed into Edward Hyde, who laughs maniacly at being set free.