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:

Jan Olivia Hewitt
2019, Miss Havisham
The Geffrye Museum, front lawns (open-air)
Helen Bang
Helen Bang
Actor
2019, Miss Havisham
The Playground Theatre
Lesley Wilcox
2019, Miss Havisham
Attic Theatre Stratford Upon Avon
Andrea Miller
2019, Miss Havisham
The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford
Clare Brice
Clare Brice
Actor
2017, Miss Havisham
Lauren Shotton
2017, Miss Havisham
ALRA
Emily-Rose Hurdiss
2017, Miss Havisham
Rebecca Jones
2017, Miss Havisham
Academy of Live and Recorded Arts
Carmen Rodriguez
2016, Miss Havisham
Merton Arts Space
Naomi Morrison
2015, Miss Havisham
Grace Hadleigh
2015, Miss Havisham
Ember Grant
Ember Grant
Actor
2014, Miss Havisham
Lauren Barnes
2014, Miss Havisham
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts
Georgia Fox Robinson
2014, Miss Havisham
Bath Spa University
Alice Chappell
2013, Miss Havisham
Kingston Festival of Arts
Vanessa Russell
2012, Miss Havisham
Tristan Bates Theatre
Sara Mills
Sara Mills
Actor
2012, Miss Havisham
Patricia Derrick
2012, Miss Havisham
National tour, various theatres
Lauren Falconer
2008, Miss Havisham
Tacchi Morris Arts Centre
Susan Manning
2008, Miss Havisham
St Nicholas Church, Brighton