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Great Expectations at Southwark Playhouse




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GREAT EXPECTATIONS, which was originally published between 1 December 1860 and 3 August 1861, has been adapted for the stage.

News About Great Expectations at Southwark Playhouse

National Youth Theatre Announces 2020-21 Plans, Including the Latest Installment of MELT, 'THE LAST HARVEST'
September 24, 2020

Paul Roseby OBE today announces National Youth Theatre's developments for the remainder of 2020 and initial plans for 2021.

Papatango Theatre Company Announces Winning Monologues From ISOLATED BUT OPEN Initiative
April 27, 2020

Papatango Theatre Company today announced the ten winning monologues from their Isolated But Open - Voices From Across The Shutdown initiative. Filmed performances of the monologues are available now for free on Papatango's website (, alongside the publication of each monologue as a free online PDF by Nick Hern Books.

Photo Flash: London's Independent, Fringe & Alternative Theatres Celebrated at THE OFFIE AWARDS 2020
March 09, 2020

Celebrating its 10th anniversary with a ceremony held in the iconic Grand Hall of Battersea Arts Centre on Sunday 8 March 2020, the Off West End Awards once again celebrated the best of independent, fringe and alternative theatres across London.

Thomas McGee To Join the Cast Of THE RED LION
January 28, 2020

Bristol Old Vic today announced The Red Lion's final cast member Thomas McGee, following a city-wide call-out to find an aspiring local actor to play the lead role of emerging footballer Jordan.

THE GOOD DAD Comes to The Old Red Lion Theatre
January 24, 2020

Gail Louw's new play The Good Dad (A Love Story) opens at The Old Red Lion Theatre for a four-night limited run on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 (Press Nights: Wednesday, 12 February 2020 at 7pm) as part of The Old Red Lion's 'Where Are We Now?' festival of emerging artists.

Photo Flash: First Look at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at the Criterion Theatre
December 10, 2019

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) has released production images for its West End production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by Matt Harrison working in association with Kneehigh and abridged by Kate Kennedy, which runs at the Criterion Theatre until 17 January 2020, with its official press matinee taking place on 10 December, marking the final production in the 2019 NYT REP Season.

BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN, Southwark Playhouse
October 31, 2019

The National Youth Theatre revamp Mary Shelley's masterpiece and update it for a modern audience in what should be a cutting-edge production at Southwark Playhouse. Carl Miller's rewriting of the first ever science fiction novel looks more like a translation for the 21st century rather than a faithful adaptation, setting the story in a nondescript future that doesn't look too far away. Director Emily Gray leads the stylish retelling: Garth (Sonny Poon Tip) corresponds with his sister Bob (Natalie Dunne) via radio, who details the rescue of Doctor Victoria Frankestein (Ella Dacres) in the Arctic and the obsession that's led her to that point.

BWW Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Southwark Playhouse
October 22, 2019

Opening the 2019 National Youth Theatre REP season is Neil Bartlett's adaptation of Great Expectations. With director Mumba Dodwell at the helm, this new take on the novel uses ensemble storytelling to great effect.

National Youth Theatre Announces Full Casting For Its 2019 Autumn REP Season Of Three Plays
October 04, 2019

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) today announces full casting for its 2019 REP Season which opens this month with the London premiere of Neil Bartlett's adaptation of Great Expectations followed by an Artificial Intelligence-inspired and female-led production of Frankenstein both at Southwark Playhouse (18 October to 30 November). A third production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, will run at the Criterion Theatre (6 December to 17 January 2020) directed by Matt Harrison working in association with Kneehigh. This year's season will also see the NYT REP stage relaxed performances for the first time and features the most number of performances ever in its seven-year history. The 2019 company of 16 actors, aged 18-25, includes newcomers Guy Clark, Ella Dacres, Natalie Dunne, Jordan Ford Silver, Jamie Foulkes, Alice Franziska, Billy Hinchliff, Jadie Hobson, Bede Hodgkinson, Tiwalade Ibirogba Olulode, Julia Kass, Sarah Lusack, Jemima Mayala, Joseph Payne, Sonny Poon Tip, Raj Singh.

BWW Interview: Dave Malloy Talks London's GHOST QUARTET and Previews MOBY-DICK
October 07, 2019

Composer, writer and actor Dave Malloy's work includes the Tony Award-winning Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Octet, and his upcoming adaptation of Moby-Dick - the latter directed by regular collaborator Rachel Chavkin and starring Malloy. This year, London also sees two of his shows: Preludes, soon to conclude its run at Southwark Playhouse, and Ghost Quartet, which plays at the new Boulevard Theatre from 24 October. 

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Eoin McAndrew, Eilidh Nurse And Sid Sagar As The Selected Playwrights For The Inaugural New Writing Festival
September 05, 2019

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces Eoin McAndrew, Eilidh Nurse and Sid Sagar have been chosen to have their new plays The Devil's In The Chair, Miles and Dark Faces in the Night worked on and performed as part of its inaugural New Writing Festival, a week-long event running from 9 a?" 13 September. The festival will feature rehearsed readings of the three new plays as well as arts engagement workshops for young people focused on new writing.

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces New Writing Festival Curated By Peter Hall Emerging Artists Fellow Fay Lomas
August 09, 2019

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces a week-long New Writing Festival to take place from 9a?'13 September. The festival will feature rehearsed readings of three new plays selected following an open submission, which will be developed and directed by the inaugural Peter Hall Emerging Artists Fellow Fay Lomas. Lomas later this season will be directing Suzy Gill's Out of the Dark at Rose Theatre Kingston. The festival will also feature arts engagement workshops for young people focused on new writing.

Casting Announced For ASSASSINS at the Watermill Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse
August 01, 2019

Full casting has been announced for The Watermill Theatre's / Nottingham Playhouse forthcoming co-production of Assassins.

Full Casting Announced For Reading Rep's Double Bill Of LOCKER ROOM TALK and SAFE
June 21, 2019

Reading Rep Theatre and A Girl Called Stephen today announce the full casts for their double bill coproduction of verbatim plays Locker Room Talk by Gary McNair, and Safe by Alexis Gregory. For Locker Room Talk, Christie O'Carroll directs Sasha Clarke (Actor 1), Emily Joh Miller (Actor 2), Sivan Raphaelly (Actor 3), and Tilda Wickham (Actor 4). Annie Kershaw directs Joshua Asare (Samuel), Sasha Clarke (Alecia), Elijah Ferreira (Jack), and Emily Joh Miller (Tami) in Safe.

Fay Lomas Directs OUT OF THE DARK
May 07, 2019

With the critically acclaimed Captain Corelli's Mandolin currently running, Rose Theatre Kingston today announce Out of the Dark, a debut play written by Suzy Gill. Fay Lomas, winner of the 2019 Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellowship, an annual award introduced to commemorate the legacy of Sir Peter Hall, directs. Out of the Dark opens at the Rose Studio on Wednesday 30 October and runs until Saturday 2 November 2019.

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