Lighthouse, Poole to Stage GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 17-18 Dec
Using original words and speech (well, mostly!), actor Dave Mynne will take the audience on a journey with a cast of many in this skilful, one-man adaptation of Great Expectations at Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, on Tuesday 17 andWednesday 18 December.
Charles Dickens' epic novel opens on Christmas Eve, 1803 when 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.
Some of Dickens' 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.
Directed by Simon Harvey and adapted by Andrew McPherson, it's brought vividly to life by Kneehigh Theatre founder, actor Dave Mynne.
Deft, daft, delightful... and definitely Dickens!
Photo credit - Steve Tanner