Great Expectations “Life is made of so many partings welded together.”

Great Expectations

Community Tour

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  • Dates Thu 02 Jun 2022 - Sat 18 Jun 2022
  • Location Community Tour
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“Life is made of so many partings welded together.”

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Jo Clifford
Directed by Jenny Stephens
Production Design by Fiona McKeon

From humble beginnings in the marshlands of Kent, young Pip is determined to make strides in the big city and get a leg-up in society. Pip is caught up in a world of compelling characters – the elderly jilted bride Miss Havisham, the criminal Magwitch and alluring Estella. Can our ambitious protagonist realise his dreams or will life inevitably present itself with obstacles and trickery?

Abounding in trademark Dickensian humour, this wry coming-of-age story has been a landmark of English Literature since its publication in 1861, and continues to charm readers to this day. Teeming with eccentricity, fearsome convicts, stopped clocks, decay and decadence.


(A) BACKWELL PLAYHOUSE, WEST TOWN Thursday 2 June, Friday 3 June and Saturday 4 June at 7:30pm

23 Mariners Dr, Backwell, West Town, Bristol BS48 3HT

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13 Bell St, Shaftesbury SP7 8AR

(C) TACCHI-MORRIS ARTS CENTRE, TAUNTON Tuesday 14 June at 7:30pm

School Rd, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8PD

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High St, Lytchett Matravers, Poole BH16 6DF

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(E) THE CASTLE SCHOOL, THORNBURY Saturday 18 June at 7:30pm

Park Rd, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 1HT

Call Box Office to Book Tickets 01454 850933

Special thanks to Sam Bailey at Artist Blacksmith and Bristol Design for their support of this production.

Rehearsal photos by Rachel Holman

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice