Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781840027266
Binding: PaperBack

Great Expectations

Neil Bartlett, Charles Dickens

PaperBack (03 Mar 2007)

Using only Charles Dickens’ extraordinary words and a chameleon ensemble of eight actors, Neil Bartlett's powerful stage version of this much-loved story brings its settings and characters to thrilling theatrical life.

From its opening image of little Pip, alone on the windswept marshes, to the haunted darkness of mad Miss Haversham's cobweb-strewn lair, this brand-new adaptation especially commissioned by Aberystwyth Arts Centre takes its audience on a journey right to the heart of Dickens’ great exploration of childhood terrors and hopes - and of adult dreams and regrets.

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ISBN13 9781840027266
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96



'a fabulous evening in the company of two great storytellers – Dickens and Bartlett. I walked home with the damp air of the marshes in my nostrils and the clanking of the convict’s chains ringing in my ears' ★★★★★ Independent

'a sinewy and compelling interpretation' The Stage

'Tiny points and tweaks of the text flash new understanding' The Times

‘…this production is [Bartlett’s] finest take on Dickens…It is storytelling theatre at its best: vivid, fluid and flinty.’ Guardian

‘Bartlett has definitely done Dickens proud, creating a wonderful adaptation of a classic.’ A Younger Theatre