- Posted By: TheatrePeople.com Staff on: Fri, 22nd Mar 2013 at 3:46pm
The play enjoyed a successful UK tour last year prior to its West End transfer. Jack Ellis star as Jaggers, Chris Ellison as Magwitch and Paula Wilcox (pictured) as Miss Havisham. The cast of 14 also includes Paul Nivison as Adult Pip, Grace Rowe as Estella and Taylor Jay-Davies as Young Pip.
Director and co-designer of Great Expectations is Graham McLaren, who established Theatre Babel and is an Associate Director for the National Theatre of Scotland.
Despite its many previous dramatized incarnations, this production marks the first time Great Expectations has been presented as a full-scale stage play in either the West End or on Broadway.
The play recounts the story of a poor lad called Pip Gargery and his entanglement with embittered and reclusive spinster Miss Havisham en route to wealth and status, and is perhaps the best loved Dickens tale of all.