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Great Expectations

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Hugh Leonard 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Charles Dickens 

  • Author Notes

    Adapted from the original novel by Charles Dickens.

  • Setting

    The play is set in Kent and London

  • Synopsis

    An adaptation of Charles Dickens's Victorian tale of the young Pip's ascent through the English social classes with the help of his benefactor, Magwitch.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    9

  • Cast Size Female

    6

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling is possible. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Magwitch John Kavanagh (1)
Miss Havisham Susan Fitzgerald
Uncle Pumblechook Tom Hickey
Mrs Joe Donna Dent
Biddy Donna Dent
Pip Peter Gowen
Young Pip Simon Mulholland
Estella Alison McKenna
Joe Gargery Owen Roe
Jaggers Bill Golding
Wemmick Robert O'Mahoney
Miss Skiffins Elizabeth Bracken
Molly Elizabeth Bracken
The Aged Parent Terence Orr
Herbert Pocket Eanna Breathnach
Production Team  
Director Alan Stanford
Designer Bruno Schwengl
Lighting Designer Rupert Murray
Assistant Director Jim O'Hanlon
Production Manager Steve Hodgkinson
Stage Director Michael Higgins(1)
Assistant Stage Manager Willie White
Assistant Stage Manager Kate Lindsay
Sound Technician Michael Wright
Set Construction Arena Construction
Wardrobe Supervisor Joy Gleeson
Costume Construction Jacqueline Kobler
Costume Construction Janet O'Leary
Lighting Technician Gerard Clements
Tailor Denis Darcy
Tailor Des Leech
Photography Colm Henry
Model Maker Kate Lindsay
Model Maker Garech Delaney
Hats by Carol Smith
Hair and Wigs Eileen Buggy
Company Director Michael Colgan (1)
Company Deputy Director Marie Rooney
Company Deputy Director Anne Clarke

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

UNPUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email

    info@theagency.co.uk

  • Website

    www.theagency.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme and promotional flyer.