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Great Expectations Tickets

Charles Dickens’ classic novel Great Expectations is adapted for the stage for the first time since its publication 150 years ago. A thrilling adaptation by Jo Clifford, Great Expectations is the well-known tale of Pip, an orphan who is sent to accompany the mysterious and haunted Miss Havisham. When an unexpected amount of money comes into his life, Pip begins to realise that he has the power to change both fate and fortune.

Charles Dickens’ classic coming-of-age novel Great Expectations receives a thrilling adaptation to the stage by award-winning playwright Jo Clifford. Despite countless revivals and revamps, including the 2012 film starring Helena Bonham Carter, this haunting production is the first time that the well-known story is presented as a full length play on the West End, as part of the international celebrations of Dickens’ bicentenary.

Great Expectations chronicles the life of orphaned Pip, who helps to free escaped convict Abel Magwitch from his iron chains. When Magwitch is eventually captured, he never reveals that Pip was the young boy who helped him. Years later, Pip is sent to entertain the mysterious Miss Havisham, who spends her days in her rotting wedding gown, accompanied by the young and beautiful Estella. When Pip falls for Stella, he is soon made aware that his lowly origins simply may not be enough to woo her.

Taylor Jay-Davies stars as Young Pip, with Paul Nivison playing Adult Pip. Further cast members include acclaimed actress Paula Wilcox (Emmerdale, Mount Pleasant) as Miss Havisham, Jack Ellis (Assassins at the Donmar) as Jaggers, Chris Ellison (Oliver!, Catch Me If You Can) as Magwitch and Grace Rowe (The Railway Children) as Estella, as well as Katy Allen, Gareth Glen, Josh Elwell, Isabelle Joss, Suzanne Robertson, James Vaughan and Rhys Warrington.

Directed and conceived by Graham McLaren, this revival features set design by Robin Peoples, costume design by Annie Gosney and Graham McLaren, lighting design by Kai Fischer and sound design by Matt McKenzie, with movement by Marcello Magni and an original score by Simon Slater. Prior to its arrival at London’s Vaudeville Theatre, Great Expectations has toured the UK extensively, garnering dazzling reviews from audiences and critics alike. A hugely successful production that brings some of literature’s most memorable characters to life, don’t miss out on the opportunity to see this haunting adaptation.

Sorry this show closed 01 June 2013, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
01 Feb 2013 - 01 Jun 2013
Running time:
2 hours and 20 minutes.
Audience Notes:
Fans of the Dickens novel now have the opportunity to see it brought to life on stage, in a thrilling adaptation that has impressed audiences across the UK. Those who enjoy gripping dramas will also enjoy Great Expectations.
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