Great Expectations

Touring Spring 2012                   


Great Expectations“GREAT EXPECTATIONS” by Hugh Leonard, adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens.

Director: Adam Morley

Consultant: Gerald Dickens (Great great grandson of Charles Dickens)

Producer: Claire Bibby

This production was licensed by arrangement with The Agency (London) Ltd

 

Baroque toured nationally with this production March – June 2012. A stunning and exciting show was created to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth. We were delighted to have director Adam Morley back on board with Baroque for a second tour and extended a warm welcome to Gerald Dickens.  We were thrilled to have their involvement in what was our largest and most ambitious tour to date. 

 

Adam Morley – Biography 

Adam Morley is an award winning Director and Producer. His work has twice been nominated at Cannes Lions winning in 2006. As Artistic Director he won an Editors Choice Award for best new venue, Edinburgh 08. He directed the winning show in the National New Writing Festival with Writers Avenue 11. Adam has directed sell out runs in the UK and internationally.  

 

Gerald Dickens – Biography 

Gerald Dickens has worked as an actor, director and producer for many years.  In 1993 he created his first one-man show, a theatrical performance of “A Christmas Carol” inspired by Charles’ own energetic readings of the 1860s.  A fascination with the life and works of his subject led him to write and direct further one-man shows including “Mr Dickens is Coming!”, “Nicholas Nickleby” and “Sketches by Boz”. He regularly performs in major theatres and arts centres as well as at hotels and stately homes. He has appeared at several arts and literary festivals in the UK and has been entertaining cruise ship passengers worldwide since 2007. For further details, Gerald’s website is www.geralddickens.com.

 

Synopsis

Young Phillip Pirrip, known as “Pip” helps the escaped convict Abel Magwitch and sets in motion a train of events that will affect his entire young life. Taken under the wing of the eccentric Miss Havisham, Pip falls in love with her ward, the chilly Estella, and determines to become a gentleman. Receiving money from a mysterious source, and expecting more, Pip renounces his humble past life and feels sure he will achieve his aim – and then the true identity of his benefactor is revealed and a painful process of moral education begins for Pip. Bringing to life all the vivid characters of the original and conveying the story with great clarity, atmosphere and theatrical flair, Hugh Leonard’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most popular novel is both exciting and haunting.

 

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