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Theatre // Coming up // David Mynne Presents Great Expectations
1 March

David Mynne Presents Great Expectations

Christmas Eve, 1803. 

Pip, a seven year-old orphan boy, visits his mother’s grave. A frightening encounter with an escaped convict begins a series of events that will change his life forever.

Written by one of England’s greatest authors, Charles Dickens, Great Expectations is the profound and complex story of Pip’s journey through life. 

Some of his most memorable characters – the terrifying Magwitch; Joe Gargery, the kind and generous blacksmith; the eccentric Miss Havisham; the cold and beautiful Estella; Mr Jaggers the pompous lawyer and Pip’s wise friend, Herbert Pocket – are vividly brought to life in this anarchic and joyful telling of this glorious tale. 

Using Dickens’ original text (well, mostly!) David Mynne’s skilful, one-man performance of this epic story is deft, daft, delightful …and definitely Dickens!

Originally performed in 2013, Great Expectations was David’s first solo show. A successful UK tour garnered excellent reviews and collected a WILDFIRE Critics’ Choice Award at the Exeter Ignite Festival.

Be prepared to be scared and amazed; to cry and laugh… 

Written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Andrew McPherson | Additional script by Simon Harvey and David Mynne | Directed by Simon Harvey | Performed by David Mynne

Suitable for adults and accompanied children (10+)
Nominated for Best Show What’s On Cornwall Awards 2014                                
WILDFIRE Critics’ Choice Award Exeter Ignite Festival 2013

"This unique version of Great Expectations is both mesmerising and joyful, and I loved every second of it. Faultless." - Sue Cade, Wildfire

"This unique version of Great Expectations - billed as ‘deft, dark, delightful and definitely Dickens’ - is both mesmerising and joyful, and I loved every second of it. Faultless."                                

"His talent for putting such excellence into his performance with no other support than a chair, a table and a minimum of small props was truly amazing -  NOT TO BE MISSED."


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