Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens, adaptation by Neil Bartlett
Derby Theatre Productions
Friday 29 September 2017 - Saturday 21 October 2017
Average: 5 (1 vote)
"Outstanding... finely captures and condenses the gripping nature of the novel."
East Midlands Theatre
Average: 5 (1 vote)
"The stage setting is astonishing...amazing"
What's Good To Do

Derby Theatre brings this classic story to life in Neil Bartlett's brilliant adaptation, using the magnificent language of Dickens' original. 

Christmas Eve 1812, and a young orphan boy, Pip, stumbles upon a convict hiding out amongst the graves of the village churchyard. Terrified for his life, the boy agrees to help him.

Two years on and Pip is invited to visit Satis House, the home of the wealthy, reclusive spinster Miss Havisham and her beautiful yet manipulative adopted daughter Estella. Falling deeply in love with Estella's beauty, Pip vows to better himself and become a gentleman. But it is the chance meeting with Magwitch in the churchyard which has already set in motion a journey of transformation and discovery, forever changing the fortunes and destiny of young Pip. 

Don't miss Sarah Brigham's bold new production, featuring a talented ensemble of actors and evocative music from Ivan Stott, as it brings the Dickensian world of Estella, Miss Havisham and Pip to Derby Theatre's stage.

Watch the Great Expectations behind-the-scenes series

Adapted by Neil Bartlett
Directed by Sarah Brigham
Design by Barney George
Lighting by Tim Skelly
Music by Ivan Stott