Performance

VenueOld Red Lion
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From12th December 2017
To6th January 2018
WhenTue-Sat 19:30. Sat,Sun Mats 15:00
What is currently on at Old Red Lion (V216)

Great Expectations

Great ExpectationsT01177891069
Pip's s impoverished childhood takes on a new dimension when he meets the strange Miss Havisham. An unknown benefactor turns Pip into a gentleman but he falls prey to the corruption of money.
Book by Charles Dickens


Archive :: production:T01177891069, play:S3469, venue:V216

Production details

Crowley & Co. and The Heritage Arts Company present a funny, fast-paced and moving adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens, catapulting Pip into the 21st century. The script, adapted by Tom Crowley (Shock Treatment, The Quentin Dentin Show) fully reimagines the classic story for the modern day, while capturing Dickens's humour, his humanity and his sense of adventure. Great Expectations remains a story about the ageless themes of unrequited love, the divide between the rich and the poor, and what it means to be a 'good person'. Pip is a council estate boy with no money, and no hope for the future. His mother, widow Jo Gargery, is a police officer struggling to provide for herself and her son. Before long, Pip's life is changed forever after he meets mysterious fugitive Magwycz, the beautiful but troubled Estella and the fearsome, wounded Miss Havisham. Pip's whirlwind adventure takes him to the heights of big city success - and into more danger than he could have ever imagined.

Company

Producer Crowley & Co
Producer The Heritage Arts Company

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