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Theatre // Coming up // Postponed: Great Expectations
27 November
Friday
7:30pm

Postponed: Great Expectations

This event has been postponed due to our temporary closure.

David Mynne, veteran Cornish actor and a founder member of Kneehigh, in a one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. 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 friend, Herbert Pocket – are vividly brought to life in this anarchic and joyful telling of this glorious tale.

Using Dickens’ original text (well, mostly!) this skilful, one-man performance is deft, daft, delightful ...and definitely Dickens!

Be prepared to be scared and amazed, to cry and laugh!

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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!

Be prepared to be scared and amazed, to cry and laugh! 

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Suitable for adults and accompanied children over 10

Directed by Simon Harvey / Performed by David Mynne

Written by Charles Dickens and adapted by Andrew McPherson

Additional text by Simon Harvey and David Mynne

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"... his hugely entertaining one-man version of Great Expectations."

Clive Davis: The Times

"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." 

Sue Cade: Wildfire                                                                           

"This is theatre at its most accessible, at its heart a performance that astounds and delights in equal measure.”

Belinda Dillon: Exeunt Magazine

House Rules

  • Tickets will not be available on the door - please make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment!

  • Please do not visit us if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 (a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or loss or changes to your sense of smell or taste). If you or any member of your household develops symptoms of Covid-19 after booking tickets please contact us for a refund.
  • This event will be hosted in the theatre, our box office software will automatically block out seats either side of your party to ensure social distancing is observed. We reserve the right to move your seats if required and will contact you in advance of the show if this is required.
  • Seating bubbles will be able to accommodate groups up to 6 and are subject to availability. All seats in a bubble must be bought in one transaction. Social distancing between bubbles will be observed.
  • Seating bubbles can only be made up of people in your own household or support bubble. We ask that you please only book tickets with people who you are living with or have formed a support bubble with.

  • Audience members are required to wear face coverings (except for those who are exempt). Face coverings do not need to be worn while drinking.
  • We are working in accordance with government guidelines and so these rules are subject to changes. We will send an email prior to the show with more information, but if you have any questions please contact us at info@thepoly.org and we'd be happy to help.

  • You can see our full measures on our website here.

 

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