GREAT EXPECTATIONS

"A close and tight-knit ensemble" 

A Younger Theatre

Written by Charles Dickens.
Adapted by Marcus Bazley, with the company.

Running time: approximately 2 hours 20 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

2015, 2020 -

Originally performed in 2015, Great Expectations was Cyphers' first novel adaptation.

Pip returns to the ruins of a house that had changed the course of his life. There, he is forced to confront his past.

Memories flood back, as he pieces together the events that made him the person he has become.

Thrilling and dramatic, but equally full of humour and love - Dickens' words are brought to life in this bold, physical and  deeply moving adaptation.

"This is one of the great human stories. We are all, on some level, afflicted by past memories and trauma, which will at some point force themselves into the present. 

In our version, we have embraced the first-person narrative and told the story through Pip's eyes. We exist in a world of his creation but over which he doesn't necessarily have control."

Marcus Bazley, Co-Artistic Director

 
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GREAT EXPECTATIONS

 

TOUR DATES

A heavily re-developed version of Great Expectations was due to tour in May 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these dates have been cancelled. 

We are working with our venues and partners to bring this show to you as soon as we can. Most likely, Spring 2021. 

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CAST AND CREATIVES

CAST

Rupert Sadler

Pip

Adam Sumner

Magwitch / Jaggers / Pumblechook

Howard Horner

Joe / Wemmick

Sarah Louise Hughes

Estella / Biddy / Mrs Joe

Helen Percival

Miss Havisham / Herbert

CREATIVES

 Marcus Bazley 

Director /Adaptor

Movement Director

Derri Lewis 

Composer

Charlie Foran

Lighting & Sound Designer

 

RADIO DRAMA

In this collaboration with Blackshaw Theatre, we adapted our original stage production for radio. First released over seven instalments from January - March 2016.

CAST

Jeremy Drakes

Narrator

Rupert Sadler

Pip

Dylan Lincoln

Magwitch / Pumblechook

Marcus Bazley

Compeyson / Porter / Galley

Victoria Hamblen

Estella / Mrs Joe

Christopher Anderton

Joe / Wemmick / Drummle

Alexander Pankhurst

Jaggers / Sergeant

Jessica Brian

Miss Havisham

Will Holyhead

Herbert

Rosie Marsh

Biddy

CREATIVES

Director / Adaptor

Andrew Crane

Sound Recording and Design

Helen Johnson

Producer

Iasha Chapman

Producer

 

CONTACT

Cyphers Theatre Company

info@cyphers.org.uk 

Cyphers Theatre Company.

Limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales. No. 11118568

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