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.

If you would like to find work on Great Expectations, join The Mandy Network today to get alerted to new roles and jobs.

4 known characters

8 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Denise Moreno
2019, Estella
Eleanor Eves
Eleanor Eves
Actor
2019, Estella
The Attic Theatre
Phoebe Mulcahy
2017, Estella
Alma Tavern Theatre
Vanessa Cibelle
2017, Estella
Corbett Theatre
Anna Dekowski
2017, Estella
ALRA
Kate Spencer
Kate Spencer
Actor
2017, Estella
Derby Theatre
Cristina Montez
2017, Estella
Corbett Theatre
Finella Waddilove
2016, Estella
Lara Johnson
Lara Johnson
Actor
2015, Estella
The crescent theatre
Manuela Virginia Rodriguez
2015, estella
Amy-Jane Ollies
2014, Estella
The Kings Arms Theatre
Hazal Han
Hazal Han
Actor
2014, Estella
Grace Rowe
Grace Rowe
Actor
2013, Estella
Vaudeville Theatre, West End
Rebecca Sanneh
2012, Estella
Aislinn De'Ath
2012, Estella
Rebecca Bell
Rebecca Bell
Actor
2012, Estella
Tristan Bates Theatre
Grace Rowe
Grace Rowe
Actor
2012, Estella
No.1 UK Tour
Shannon Anthony
2012, Estella
The Patricia Yardley Studio Theatre
Stacey Devonport
2011, Estella/Biddy/Mrs Joe Gargery
National Trust Venues
Lily Carrie
Lily Carrie
Actor
2010, Estella
St Georges West