WIN tickets to see Great Expectations in Clevedon

PUBLISHED: 14:00 26 May 2018

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

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A one-man adaptation of a Charles Dickens classic will be performed in Clevedon next week.

Great Expectations will be at Theatre Shop in Queens Square on June 8.

Kneehigh Theatre’s anarchic retelling of the 1861 novel sticks mainly to the original text as it follows seven-year-old orphan boy, Pip.

It begins on Christmas Eve in 1803 when a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict sets off a chain of events which will change Pip’s life forever.

Some of the book’s most famous characters are brought to life by the Cornish company’s founding member David Mynne.

From generous blacksmith Joe Gargery and beautiful Estella, to the eccentric spinster Miss Havisham and frightening convict Magwitch, Mynne ‘skilfully’ adapts from one character to the next seamlessly.

A Theatre Orchard spokesman said: “Using Dickens’ original text – well, mostly – Mynne takes you on a journey that brings you a cast of thousands in a skilful, one-man adaptation of this epic story.

“Be prepared to be scared and amazed, and cry and laugh – a lot.”

The show has proved a hit with critics and audiences alike, receiving a nomination for best show at the What’s On Cornwall Awards 2014 and winning the critics’ choice award at Exeter Ignite Festival the year previous.

Great Expectations is suitable for accompanied children aged 10 or over.

The performance will begin at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £11, are available online or 03336 663366.

The Mercury and Theatre Orchard have teamed up to offer two lucky readers a pair of tickets to see Great Expectations.

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