The classic Dickens tale comes to the Arts Theatre
An orphan, a jilted spinster, a mysterious benefactor and an escaped convict coalesce Great Expectations, which gets a stunning new rework for the stage at Cambridge Arts Theatre this month. The production comes to us courtesy of the creative team behind 2015’s acclaimed Travels with my Aunt and stars Olivier Award-winning Nichola McAuliffe, who’ll be stepping into the role of one of the most memorable characters in literature, Dickens’ decaying, abandoned bride, Miss Havisham.
Originally published in the 1860s, Great Expectations was the thirteenth of Charles Dickens’ novels, and would become one of his best-known and best-loved, telling the story of young Pip’s attempt to elevate his social stature and win the heart of the haughty Estella. See it brought lavishly to life from 12 to 16 June; tickets start at £20.