Great Expectations

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29 May 2013

Performed by David Mynne / Directed by Simon Harvey / Adapted by Andrew McPherson

Great Expectations - by Charles Dickens

 

Deft, daft, delightful... and definitely Dickens!

Christmas Eve, 1803.

Pip, a seven year-old orphan boy, visits his mother’s grave. A frightening encounter with an escaped convict begins a series of events that will change his life forever.

Written by one of England’s greatest authors, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations is the profound and complex story of Pip’s journey through life.

Some of his most memorable characters – the terrifying Magwitch, Joe Gargery the kind and generous blacksmith, the eccentric Miss Havisham, the cold and beautiful Estella, Mr Jaggers the pompous lawyer and Pip’s wise friend Herbert Pocket – are vividly brought to life in this anarchic and joyful telling of this glorious tale.

Using original words and speech (well, mostly!), David Mynne (Rabbit Theatre) will take you on a journey that brings you a ‘cast of thousands’ in this skilful, one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens’ epic novel.

Be prepared to be scared and amazed and cry and laugh ...a lot! 

Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 10

David Mynne is a Cornish based actor and a founder member of Kneehigh Theatre

http://mynne.com/expectations.html

“...a piece of theatre which is as ingenious as it is intimate.”  The Cornishman

"His talent for putting such excellence into his performance with no other support than a chair, a table, a suitcase and a minimum of small props was truly amazing - NOT TO BE MISSED"   Audience member

29th May 

7.30pm

W.I. Hall, Webber St, Falmouth 

Tickets: £8 / £6

Book: CRBO: http://www.crbo.co.uk/eventDetail.php?evGrp=192&evId=6525

 or tickets on door if available