Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!

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Although it is Dickens' most popular novel and having previously had many incarnations, including as a film, a television drama and even a stage musical, this will be the first time there has ever been a production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS as a full-scale stage play in either the West End or on Broadway. The West End premiere of GREAT EXPECTATIONS will star Jack Ellis as Jaggers, Chris Ellison as Magwitch and Paula Wilcox as Miss Havisham. The cast of 13 also includes Paul Nivison as Adult Pip, Grace Rowe as Estella and Taylor Jay-Davies as Young Pip. BroadwayWorld has new photos from the production below!

GREAT EXPECTATIONS, which was originally published between 1 December 1860 and 3 August 1861, has been adapted for the stage by Jo Clifford, one of Scotland's leading playwrights. She has been working in the theatre for over thirty years; she is the author of approximately 80 plays; her work has been translated into several languages and produced throughout the world. As John Clifford, his work with the Traverse Theatre in the eighties helped establish the international reputation of the Traverse, with plays including Losing Venice (Fringe First 1985), Lucy's Play, Playing with Fire, Inés de Castro and Light in the Village. Since transitioning to Jo, she has continued writing, notably Faust Part One, Faust Part Two and Every One for Royal Lyceum Edinburgh. She has also adapted The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard forTheatre Alba (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010 and 2011).

GREAT EXPECTATIONS is directed by Graham McLaren, with set by Robin Peoples, costumes by Annie Gosney and Graham McLaren, lighting by Kai Fischer, original music by Simon Slater and sound by Matt McKenzie. Giovanni Bedin, Head Couturier for House of Worth, has worked with Annie Gosney on the creation of Estella's couture gowns for the show. Charles Frederick Worth, the world's first official couturier, was a contemporary of Charles Dickens.

The Dickens Legacy has been launched alongside the stage show to receive a royalty share of box office. Set up by the producer with Lucinda Dickens Hawksley (great, great, great grand-daughter of Charles Dickens), it will distribute funds to concerns dealing with issues Dickens was passionate about, for example, prison reform, adoption, literacy etc. The Dickens Legacy is also supporting Tuesday evening performances, when, for every full price adult ticket, a child under 16 goes free (subject to availability).

GREAT EXPECATIONS is produced by Bruce Athol MacKinnon on behalf of Beckman Unicorn Ltd & Satis House Productions Ltd.

To celebrate the launch of The Dickens Legacy at the Gala Evening at London's Vaudeville Theatre, GREAT EXPECTATIONS will be screened live via satellite to more than 150 cinemas across the UK, Ireland, Canada and Europe with a global cinema release (including USA, Asia, Australia) as part of the Audience Access Programme, commencing on Thursday 7 February at 18:45. To locate your nearest participating cinema and book tickets visit www.GreatExpectationsThePlay/Cinema.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS will play the Vaudeville Theatre at 404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH. Tickets from £25:00. Call the box office at 0844 412 4663 or visit www.greatexpectationstheplay.com.

Photo Credit: Alastair Muir

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Brian Pettifer (Wemmick)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Brian Pettifer (Wemmick) and Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Chris Ellison (Magwitch) and Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Chris Ellison (Magwitch), Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Chris Ellison (Magwitch) and Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Grace Rowe (Estella)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Grace Rowe (Estella) and Paula Wilcox (Miss Havisham)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Grace Rowe (Estella) and Paula Wilcox (Miss Havisham)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Grace Rowe (Estella) and Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Grace Rowe (Estella) and Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Grace Rowe (Estella)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Grace Rowe (Estella)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Grace Rowe (Estella)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Grace Rowe (Estella)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Isabelle Joss (Molly), Jack Ellis (Jaggers) and Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Isabelle Joss (Mrs. Joe), Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip) and James Vaughan (Wopsle)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Isabelle Joss, Nathan Guy, Josh Elwell and Katy Allen

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Jack Ellis (Jaggers)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Jack Ellis (Jaggers), Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip) and Steve North (Joe Gargery)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Grace Rowe (Estella), Paula Wilcox (Miss Havisham) and Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Paula Wilcox (Miss Havisham) and Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Paula Wilcox (Miss Havisham)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Paula Wilcox (Miss Havisham)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Paula Wilcox (Miss Havisham)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Paula Wilcox (Miss Havisham)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Steve North (Joe) and Suzanne Robertson (Biddy)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip) and Brian Pettifer (Wemmick)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip) and Grace Rowe (Estella)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip) and Paula Wilcox (Miss Havisham)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
Taylor Jay-Davies (Young Pip) and Suzanne Robertson (Biddy)

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!
The Company of Great Expectations

Photo Flash: New Production Images from GREAT EXPECTATIONS in the West End!

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