Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Adrian Preater
After triumphing over audiences in Listowel Writers Week in 2011, UK theatre company Hotbuckle – troubadours to the bone – return to these shores for the Dickens bicentenary. With just five actors of astonishing versatility playing the full array of roles, this troupe explode onto the stage with this innovative and exhilarating adaptation of one of Dickens’ greatest novels.
With all the comedy, mystery, violent melodrama, suspense and poignancy of the original, it tells of Pip’s journey from boyhood to manhood as he seeks to find his place in an inhospitable world, and has some of the most vivid and memorable characters in all of English literature.
'...moving [and] humorous ….these creative, versatile and visionary actors excel, delighting the audience …… this production is a clever and novel re-birth of a famous classic.' The Public Reviews