Great Expectations (2008)
Director - Gerry Flanagan
Musical Director - Annemarie Lewis Tomas
Assistant Musical Director - Bryan McCaffrey
Designer - Emily Raemaekers
Choreographer - Sheena Kelly
'Come gather around hear the tale,
That's unfolding of one boy with Great Expectations,
His Christian name Philip, his surname was Pirrup,
But call him Pip'
This is GREAT EXPECTATIONS as you have never seen it before. One of Charles Dickens' most famous tales, retold with imagination and humour.
"We will create a show that is invigorating, comic and heart-breaking with an original blend of song, clowning and physical theatre in which members of the audience collaborate in the creation of Pip’s world. Together we will meet the eccentric Miss Haversham, have our hearts broken by the beautiful Estella, and speculate over the identity of our mysterious benefactor.
This production will play with Dickens’ ingredients yet remain faithful to the language, characterisation and emotion of the original work. The audience’s imagination will be awakened by the inventive use of simple props and costume. Dickens’ fantastic caricatures provide great platforms for comedy and satire. There will be irreverence but no parody, comedy but not pantomime. The result will be potent musical theatre." - Gerry Flanagan
Sophy Bethan Stott