15th February 2018 - 17th February 2018
Tilted Wig Productions and Malvern Theatres present
by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Ken Bentley
With Nichola McAuliffe as Miss Havisham
Director Sophie Boyce Couzens
Designer James Turner
The team who delighted audiences here with Travels with my Aunt in 2015 and Our Man in Havana this summer are back with Dickens’s timeless classic in a powerful new stage adaptation
Following a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, young Pip is given an unexpected chance to better himself by visiting the reclusive and mysterious Miss Havisham. In the decaying grandeur of her house, Pip falls in love with Estella and helped by an anonymous benefactor, he moves to the bustling city to pursue his dream of winning Estella’s heart and of becoming part of the educated elite.
Peopled by some of Dickens’s most colourful and memorable characters and painted in rich, vivid colours across a vast landscape of people and locations, this stunning new version promises a powerful and theatrical telling of Dickens’s universally loved masterpiece.
Olivier Award-winning actress, Nichola McAuliffe, leads the cast as the iconic Miss Havisham. Nichola is best known for her role in the long running TV series, Surgical Spirit, the films Tomorrow Never Dies and Chéri and her many stage appearances including Kiss Me Kate for the RSC, The Night of the Iguana in the West End & Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van.
There will be a relaxed performance of Great Expectations
on Friday 16th February at 1pm.
Relaxed performances are specifically designed for people who find regular performance settings challenging. We extend a warm welcome to people who feel overwhelmed by the ordinary performance environment. These relaxed performances are open to ANYONE who would benefit from a relaxed, non-judgemental atmosphere including (but not limited to) people living with dementia; people with an Autism Spectrum Condition; people with learning difficulties; people with sensory or communication difficulties; parents with young babies; and anyone who feels they would benefit from a more supportive and inclusive theatre-going experience. Relaxed performance: All seats £10.08 (Carers half price). Book via the Box Office: 01684 892277