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Book by Charles Dickens.

Archive listings for Great Expectations

Work type: Kids show.


3 Dec 20 to 5 Dec 20New Wimbledon Theatre, Outer London :: V341
listing details L02038939190


1803. Pip, a seven year-old orphan boy, visits his mother's grave. A frightening encounter with an escaped convict begins a series of events that will change his life forever. Written by one of England's greatest authors, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations is the profound and complex story of Pip's journey through life. Some of his most memorable characters - the terrifying Magwitch; Joe Gargery, the kind and generous blacksmith; the eccentric Miss Havisham; the cold and beautiful Estella; Mr Jaggers the pompous lawyer and Pip's wise friend, Herbert Pocket - are vividly brought to life in this anarchic and joyful telling of this glorious tale. Using Dickens' original text (well, mostly!) David Mynne's skilful, one-man performance of this epic story is deft, daft, delightful... and definitely Dickens! Be prepared to be scared and amazed, to cry and laugh!
12 Sep 20The Turbine Theatre, Inner London :: V01296042936
listing details L1407057884


Quantum Theatre bring their lively brand of comedy, music and magic to the great Dickens favourite, Great Expectations for summer 2017. Packed full of action, intrigue and a vast array of Dickens' most popular and infamous characters this lively new version delivers high drama, comedy and grimey double-dealing in a fun show for all the family. A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor: this series of events change the orphaned Pip's life forever, and he eagerly abandons his humble origins to begin a new life as a gentleman in London...Adapted by Michael Whitmore. Company Quantum Theatre. Director Michael Whitmore.
31 Aug 17Penlee Park Open Air Theatre, Penzance :: V0280946259
listing details L01763902900
26 Aug 17Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh :: V633
listing details L01740807931


Following on from the sell out success of last year's production of The Voyage of Lost Dreams, the company of Hampshire Youth Theatre 2013 presents a stunning adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale, Great Expectations. As a young man Pip wanted nothing more than to become a blacksmith's apprentice at Joe Gargery's forge. Chance encounters with three unforgettable characters transform Pip's life and ambitions forever; the escaped convict Magwitch, the eccentric and vengeful Miss Havisham, and her beautiful yet cold ward, Estella, for whom Pip develops unrequited feelings. While Pip is whisked away to London on the orders of a secret benefactor, he sacrifices true friendship in order to pursue his Great Expectations and a world of corruption, madness and mysteries is revealed. This production, inspired by the films of Tim Burton, combines physical theatre, puppetry and epic choral storytelling with a specially composed score to transform this most treasured tale into a thrilling Gothic fairytale.Adapted by Nick Ormerod. Adapted by Declan Donnellan. Company Hampshire Youth Theatre. Director Max Lindsay.
4 Sep 13 to 7 Sep 13NST Campus, Southampton :: V776
listing details L1384361961


Quantum Theatre presents this new adaptation of Dickens's most enduringly popular novel promising high comedy and dark drama. A fun, magical couple of hours in the Hawth’s wooded amphitheatre with humour and live music to delight and entertain. Suitable for children aged 6+Company Quantum Theatre.
24 Jun 10The Hawth, Crawley :: V720
listing details L01698717502


An adaptation of the Dicken's classic for a young audience. Viewed through the eyes of Pip and Estella on their journey from childhood to adulthood, a myriad of extraordinary characters are energetically brought to life by an ensemble of seven performers. Eccentric Miss Havisham, the intimidating Mr Jaggers and his obsequious clerk, Mr Wemmick, Magwich the convict and kind hearted Joe are just some of the personalities encountered by Pip as he leaves the warmth of the forge for the brutal but exciting City of London. Age 9-14 years.Company Unicorn. Adapted by John Clifford. Director Emily Gray. Design Fred Meller. Music Matthew Bugg. Performer Sharon White (Miss Havisham). Performer Robert Vesty (Pip). Performer Viss Elliot (Estella). Performer Simon Grover. Performer William Elliott. Performer Yasmin Wilde. Performer Anthony Eden. Performer David Carr.
15 Apr 03 to 19 Apr 03Home Theatre, Manchester :: V1858052535
listing details L716289414
1 Apr 03 to 5 Apr 03Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
listing details L0738933690
11 Mar 03 to 15 Mar 03Brighton Dome, Brighton :: V655
listing details L1037497522
4 Oct 02 to 10 Nov 02Pleasance, Inner London :: V276
listing details L1788939205

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