Great Expectations

By an adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel by Nicholas Ormerod and Declan Donnellan

Synopsis:

Whilst at his parents’ graveside, Pip is accosted by Magwitch, an escaped convict from a prison ship. Terrified, he is forced to help the man to get away. An unexpected invitation to the house of rich, old Miss Havisham forces Pip into the path of her beautiful, cruel ward Estella and their strange, ruthless games. After an anonymous benefactor grants him a small fortune, Pip turns his back on his humble life as a blacksmith’s apprentice. Leaving his sister, her husband Joe Gargery and the winsome Biddy, Pip moves to London to become a gentleman in the hopes of winning Estella. But he has no idea of the dangers that await him there, or from where his salvation will come, but come it does:
“I took her hand in mine, and we went out of the ruined place; and, as the morning mists had risen long ago when I first left the forge, so, the evening mists were rising now, and in all the broad expanse of tranquil light they showed to me, I saw no shadow of another parting from her.”

This new adaptation of Dickens' classic story - originally done for the RSC - is ideally suited to Next Stage - celebrating it's 25th Birthday in 2019 - and to the Minack Theatre. The story is told through the chorus of characters who move seamlessly from the fog-drenched marshes, to the streets of Dickensian London; from the depths of Miss Havisham's shrouded mansion, to the glittering ball rooms of the city, from the terrors of the graveyard to the thrilling climax on the River Thames. Next Stage does what it knows best - brings a 20 strong cast of talented and versatile adults and youth actors to The Mission Theatre, Bath and the Minack Theatre, Cornwall in an uncluttered, utterly gripping production.

A fast-paced, imaginatively-staged production which will delight audiences both young and old alike.

Next Stage will be touring this production to The Minack Theatre, Cornwall: 29th July - 2nd August

Great Expectations
Dates: Tuesday 25th - Saturday 29th June at 7.30pm Matinee at 2pm on Saturday 29th June
Location: The Mission Theatre, Bath
Tickets: £12.50 (£10.50 Concessions)
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Director/s | Cast:

Ann Ellison

Ann Ellison

Director

Martin Allsop

Martin Allsop

Compeyson

Georgi Bassil

Georgi Bassil

Estella

Bentley Drummle

Bentley Drummle

Bentley Drummle

Judy Brett.

Judy Brett.

Mrs Hubble

Lydia Chalmers.

Lydia Chalmers.

Biddy

Brian Fisher

Brian Fisher

Magwitch

Kay Francksen

Kay Francksen

Petitioner

Will Greensides

Will Greensides

Herbert Pocket

Eleanor Harris.

Eleanor Harris.

Petitioner

James Head

James Head

Orlick

Brian Hudd.

Brian Hudd.

Wemmick/Wopsle

Barbara Ingledew

Barbara Ingledew

Ms Havisham

Floss Ingledew.

Floss Ingledew.

Young Estella

Sara Keane.

Sara Keane.

Molly

Georgia Langley.

Georgia Langley.

Petitoner

Jane Lawson.

Jane Lawson.

Mrs Joe Gargery

Ren Leming

Ren Leming

Jaggers/ Mr Hubble

John Matthews

John Matthews

Pumblechook

Dominic O’Connor.

Dominic O’Connor.

Joe Gargery

Kat Petmezas

Kat Petmezas

Petitioner

Kris Rose.

Kris Rose.

Pip

Hamish Row

Hamish Row

Startop

Lily Stiles.

Lily Stiles.

Petitioner

Freddie Stockton.

Freddie Stockton.

Young Pip

Nanouri Winchester.

Nanouri Winchester.

Petitioner