Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens
4th - 12th April 2014
~ Directed by Paul Morton ~

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Using only Charles Dickens' extraordinary words and a chameleon ensemble of eight actors, Neil Bartlett's powerful stage version of this much-loved story brings its settings and characters to thrilling theatrical life.

From its opening image of little Pip, alone on the windswept marshes, to the haunted darkness of mad Miss Haversham's cobweb-strewn lair, this brand-new adaptation especially commissioned by Aberystwyth Arts Centre takes its audience on a journey right to the heart of Dickens' great exploration of childhood terrors and hopes - and of adult dreams and regrets.

Cast
Gavin PalmerPip
Chris JanesJoe / Jaggers
Karen GreelyMrs Joe/ Biddy/ Wemmick
Davina FosterMiss Havisham
Tamsin Goodwin-ConnellyEstella
Andy KirtleyMr Pumblechook / Sarah Pocket
Andy KirtleyBentley Drummle
Patrick Sunners Herbert Pocket/ Mr Wopsle
Mel PowellMagwitch /A Sargeant
Crew
Alex BraceStage Manager
Tony MasonSound
Ken AllfordLights
Angela ReissProps
Shelagh MaughanWardrobe
Sue VernonProps

Photos by Steve Beeston Photography
Review by Russell Vincent