Upstairs Theatre and Rabbit Theatre present...

Great Expectations

Written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Andrew McPherson

Finished run

AGES: 12+
TICKETS: £10/£8

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 Dickens’ original text (well, mostly!) David Mynne takes you on a journey that brings you a cast of thousands in a skilful, one-man adaptation of this epic story. Be prepared to be scared and amazed and cry and laugh …a lot!


Show Times

Thu 15th Mar
7.30pm to 9.00pm


This unique version of Great Expectations billed as deft, dark, delightful and definitely Dickens is both mesmerising and joyful, and I loved every second of it. Faultless.

His talent for putting such excellence into his performance with no other support than a chair, a table and a minimum of small props was truly amazing

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