Love her, Pip. If she wounds you, love her. If she favours you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger it will tear deeper – love her.
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.
Critically-acclaimed companies Crowley & Co. (Radioman, Greywing House) and The Heritage Arts Company (VAULT Festival, The Cement Garden) join forces to bring this thrilling, romantic romp to The Old Red Lion Theatre for Christmas 2017.
Tuesday 12th December 2017 - Saturday 6th January 2017
Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30pm
Matinees: Saturday 16th, 23rd, 30th Dec and 6th Jan; Sunday 17th and 31st Dec; Thurs 21st, Fri 22nd, Thurs 28th Dec at 3pm
Previews: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th December at 7:30pm
Tickets £19.95 (£16.95 concessions, £14 preview)
Concessions apply to OAPs, Students and Equity Members. You will be required to show your valid Student / Equity card at Box Office when you collect your tickets.
The Box Office will open 30 minutes before the performance for cash / card sales and collection of pre-booked tickets.
Drinks can be taken into the auditorium but we ask that you take your glasses back down to the bar at the end of the show.
Latecomers will not be admitted.