Plays Directory : Great Expectations

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Charles Dickens
  • Overview
    Great Expectations, set in England in the 1800s, tells the story of Pip, an orphan who lives with his elder sister and her husband Joe. While in a cemetary, Pip encounters Magwitch, an escaped convict on the run. Pip helps Magwitch to escape by bringing him a file and food. However, Magwitch is caught again.
    Miss Havisham, a rich elderly lady, who lives on a grand estate that has gone to rack and ruin since she was gilted at the altar hires Pip as a playmate for her haughty adopted daughter, Estella. Pip instantly falls in love with Estella.
    Pip grows up and becomes an apprentice to Joe. One day Jaggers, a lawyer visits and reveals that Pip now has 'great expectations' as he has a mystery benefactor who has promised him a regular income. Pip moves to London, with hopes of becoming a gentleman, assuming the benefactor is Miss Havisham.
    While in London, Pip discovers that Estella, whom he has remained in love with, was raised by Miss Havisham to wreak revenge on the male race by making men fall in love with her then breaking their hearts. One day he is visited by an old man whom he realises is Magwitch, whom he discovers is his true benefactor. If Magwitch is found in England, he will again be imprisoned, so Pip has to keep him in hiding. Pip returns to Miss Havisham's House to find it on fire, he saves Miss Havisham from the fire.
    Pip goes back to London where he attempts to help Magwitch escape by boat, the escape goes wrong and Magwitch is taken to jail. It transpires that Magwitch is Estella's father. Pip falls ill, while he is ill Miss Havisham dies. On his recovery, Pip returns to the late Miss Havisham's Estate to find Estella who had been married to a cruel husband. Estella having had her heart broken, now finds she is capable of having some feeling, this gives Pip hope that they might have a future together.

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4 known characters

8 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Joseph Payne
Joseph Payne
Actor
2020, Pip
Southwark Playhouse
Matthew Wade
Matthew Wade
Actor
2019, Magwitch / Joe Gargery / Mr Wemmick
The Geffrye Museum Grounds
Robert Lane
Robert Lane
Actor
2019, Herbert Pocket/Orlick
Geffrye Museum
Robert Lane
Robert Lane
Actor
2019, Herbert Pocket/Orlick
Geffrye Museum
Robert Lane
Robert Lane
Actor
2019, Herbert Pocket/Orlick
Cata Lindegaard
2019, Ensemble
Matt Ingram
Matt Ingram
Actor
2019, Pip
New Venture Theatre
Jan Olivia Hewitt
2019, Miss Havisham
The Geffrye Museum, front lawns (open-air)
Manisha Sondhi
Manisha Sondhi
Wardrobe Assistant
2019, Costume and Wardrobe Assistant
Southwark Playhouse
Denise Moreno
2019, Estella
Keir Buist
Keir Buist
Actor
2019, Pip
The Wilde Theatre
Aurelia Gage
Aurelia Gage
Actor
2019, Pip
Camden People’s Theatre
Anna Townley
Anna Townley
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, Deputy Stage Manager
Southwark Playhouse
Eleanor Eves
Eleanor Eves
Actor
2019, Estella
The Attic Theatre
Jadie Rose Hobson
2019, Mrs Joe
Southwark Playhouse
Orla Daly
Orla Daly
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, Stage Manager/Sound Operator
The Geffrye Museum
William Hayes
2019, Magwitch
Attic Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon
Daniel Arbon
Daniel Arbon
Actor
2019, Joe Gargery/ Wemmick
The Attic Theatre
Matthew Wade
Matthew Wade
Actor
2019, Joe Gargery
Playground Theatre
Harry Edwin
Harry Edwin
Actor
2019, Startop/Soldier & Music Composer