David Mynne presents...
‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens
Deft, daft, delightful... and definitely Dickens!
Using Dickens’ original text (well, mostly!) David Mynne, a founder member of Kneehigh, takes you on a journey that brings you a ‘cast of thousands’ in a skilful, one-man adaptation of this epic story. Be prepared to be scared and amazed and cry and laugh ...a lot!
Christmas Eve, 1803.
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.
Written by one of England’s greatest authors, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations is the profound and complex story of Pip’s journey through life.
Some of his 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.
Using Dickens’ original text (well, mostly!) David Mynne’s skilful, one-man performance of this epic story is deft, daft, delightful …and definitely Dickens!
Be prepared to be scared and amazed; to cry and laugh…
Written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Andrew McPherson
Additional script by Simon Harvey and David Mynne
Directed by Simon Harvey
Performed by David Mynne
Suitable for adults and accompanied children (10+)
- This unique version of Great Expectations is both mesmerising and joyful, and I loved every second of it. Faultless. Sue Cade: Wildfire