- Apr 4th 2017 7:30 pm to Apr 8th 2017 7:30 pm
Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 April at 7.30pm
The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, SO30 4EJ
Great Expectations is one of Charles Dickens’ most popular and well-known novels. Full of memorable characters and fast-paced action, Gale Childs Daly has created a powerful and moving script to tell this epic story in a way that appeals to audiences young and old. By turns dramatic, frightening, and dark, yet full of pathos and humour, we follow young Pip as his life undergoes a dramatic transformation of the kind many wish for – but he soon learns that money isn’t everything.
Early on, Pip meets the eccentric but haggard character Miss Havisham, jilted at the altar years ago and living in the ruins of her wedding feast, surrounded by decaying food and still wearing her wedding dress. He falls in love with Miss Havisham’s adopted daughter Estella, and longs to become a gentleman in order to win her over and better himself.
With themes of love, loss, poverty, money, power, and loyalty, the story of Great Expectations resonates powerfully in the 21st century. This Maskers production uses exciting physical theatre, haunting lighting, clever costumes, and original soundscapes composed especially for the show by a local musician, to build the atmosphere of what Dickens himself called his “very fine, new, and grotesque idea”.
Tickets £12 see website for further production details http://maskers.org.uk For telephone bookings 023 8065 2333