By Charles Dickens Adapted by Lydia Vie directed by Anastasia Revi a Theatre Lab Company production
Everyone in this story had great expectations: betterment, revenge, love, fortune, redemption, freedom. It all started with a beautiful young bride, in love, on her wedding day, many years before. The wedding never happened. The clocks stopped at twenty to nine on that ill fated day, and she has a story to tell.
How did the ecstasy of love turn into a pursuit for revenge? Why did Pip, a young orphan, long to be gentleman? How did a convict find freedom and redemption? How did a beautiful young girl grow up without a heart? How were they all victims of great expectations? Back and forth through the lives of Miss Havisham, Pip and Estella, the mysteries of Satis House are unravelled, and the stories of Dickens’ famous and much loved characters unfold.
Theatre Lab’s feminist adaptation revisits Charles Dickens’ much loved classic through the eyes of the eccentric Miss Havisham as she tells her story of Great Expectations.
Theatre Lab Company are known for dynamic, daring and visually stunning work, and at the same time, creating accessible and engaging theatre for a wide audience. Their profile includes classics, devised and musical productions as well as classical and contemporary Greek theatre. Recent London performances include Molière’s Don Juan at Hoxton Hall and Daphne du Maurier’s Jamaica Inn at Tabard Theatre, and Mothers and Lovers and Brecht’s A Respectable Wedding The Playground Theatre.