Great Expectations

December 2017 | The Old Red Lion Theatre, London



Heritage Arts and Crowley & Co. are proud to present Great Expectations, a a funny, fast-paced and moving adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens, catapulting Pip into the 21st century.

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The script, adapted by Tom Crowley (Shock TreatmentThe Quentin Dentin Show) fully reimagines the classic story for the modern day, while capturing Dickens’s humour, his humanity and his sense of adventure. Great Expectations remains a story about the ageless themes of unrequited love, the divide between the rich and the poor, and what it means to be a ‘good person’.

Pip is a council estate boy with no money, and no hope for the future. His mother, widow Jo Gargery, is a police officer struggling to provide for herself and her son. Before long, Pip’s life is changed forever after he meets mysterious fugitive Magwycz, the beautiful but troubled Estella and the fearsome, wounded Miss Havisham. Pip’s whirlwind adventure takes him to the heights of big city success – and into more danger than he could have ever imagined.

Critically-acclaimed companies Crowley & Co. (RadiomanGreywing House) and The Heritage Arts Company (VAULT FestivalThe Cement Garden) join forces to bring this thrilling, romantic romp to The Old Red Lion Theatre for Christmas 2017.

Dates & Times

Tuesday 12th December 2017 – Saturday 6th January 2018
Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30pm
Matinees: Saturday 16th, 23rd, 30th Dec and 6th Jan; Sunday 17th and 31st Dec; Thurs 21st, Fri 22nd, Thurs 28th Dec at 3pm
Previews: Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th December at 7:30pm


Casting & Creative Team announcements coming soon.

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Love her, Pip.

If she wounds you, love her.

If she favours you, love her.

If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger it will tear deeper – love her.