The 200th birthday of London’s favourite author, Charles Dickens, was the perfect time for the stage adaptation of one of his best-loved novels, Great Expectation, to come to London’s West End: making a Great Expectations Theatre Break a super treat for 2013.
Great Expectations ticket and hotel Theatre Breaks are no longer available
After a very successful UK tour that has seen Graham McLaren’s production hailed as ‘outstanding’, ‘haunting’ and ‘utterly brilliant’ Great Expectations opened at the Vaudeville Theatre on London Strand on 06 February 2013.
Great Expectations tells the story of a poor young boy, Philip ‘Pip’ Gargery and the characters that he meets: the embittered and reclusive Miss Havisham, the escaped convict Magwitch, the manipulative Jaggers and the beautiful Estella on his journey from blacksmith’s apprentice to a gentleman with wealth and status.
Most of the succesful cast will reprise their roles from the play’s tour: Jack Ellis will star as Jaggers, Chris Ellison as Magwitch and Paula Wilcox as Miss Havisham. Paul Nivison will play Adult Pip.
Jo Clifford, who adapted Great Expectations for the stage, is one of Scotland’s leading playwrights although her plays have been translated and produced all over the around.
Evenings: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 19:30. Tuesday at 19:00
Matinees: Wednesday & Saturday at 15:00
Vaudeville Theatre (click for more details), The Strand, London, WC2
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden on the Piccadilly Line and Charing Cross on the Northern Line
For people wanting to book a Great Expectations Theatre Break the nearest hotels are the 4 * Strand Palace Hotel and the 5* Savoy. If you are looking for a three star hotel then the St Giles, up by Oxford Street is the closest and easily accessible on the Northern Line from Charing Cross, although it is not a great chore to walk across the river to the Southbank from the Strand where there are some great deals to be had in both three star and four star accommodation.