Company: Castaway Theatre Company
Great Expectations follows the life of Pip, a young orphan, on his journey from a child to an adult. Dickens creates such great characters, including, Pip’s sister Mrs Joe and the terrifying convict Magwitch, and of course the eccentric Miss Havisham and her beautiful but proud ward Estella.
Pip has the opportunity to better himself when he inherits a fortune from a mysterious benefactor.
He goes to London, leaving his life and family behind, to become a ‘gentleman’, but there he discovers his true self and who his benefactor is.
Neil Bartlett ignites Dickens work, in real electrifying style, with the use of an ensemble cast and dramatic imagery.