Tynemouth Priory Theatre

PERCY STREET, TYNEMOUTH, NE30 4HA

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Great Expectations

15/04/19 - 20/04/19

Great Expectations

by Hugh Leonard

adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens

Directed by Christine Coaster

Hugh Leonard's exciting adaptation of one of Charles Dickens' most popular novels brings to life all the vivid characters of the original story with great clarity, atmosphere and theatrical flair. His brilliant adaptation conveys all of the warmth of Pip's richly human story beginning with his humble boyhood at the home of his long suffering sister and her kindhearted husband, Joe Gargery ("What larks, eh Pip?”), through his encounter with the escaped convict Magwitch, his experience with the bizarre Miss Haversham and her haughty ward Estella and his move to London where his great expectations are mysteriously made known.

Moving smoothly from scene to scene, place to place, the play involves the audience at every step.

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