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Great Expectations | 27 February – 3 March 2012

by Charles Dickens, adapted by Hugh Leonard, directed by Rosemary Harris.

This play is based on the penultimate novel of one of the greatest writers of the 19th century, Charles Dickens.

It was published when Dickens was at his prime. It is an absorbing mystery as well as a morality tale, the story of Pip, a poor village lad, and his expectations of wealth is Dickens at his most deliciously readable.

The cast of characters includes kindly Joe Gargery, the loyal convict Abel Magwitch and the haunting Miss Havisham.

Pip                                        James Mercer
Herbert Pocket                  Matthew Sanderson
Young Pip                           Danny Mcilhiney
Estella                                 Emily Smith
Joe Gargery                       David Kinch
Magwitch                            John Oakenfull
Mrs Joe                               Samantha Elgar
Biddy                                   Ruth Aylward
Pumblechook                     Pieter Swinge
Jaggers                               Andrew Herbert
Miss Havisham                  Carolyn Taylor
Wemmick                           Del Stone
Aged Parent                       Ray Harris
Miss Skiffins                       Samantha Elgar
Molly                                   Samantha Elgar

Set design:                          Ray Harris
Stage director:                   John Heather
Sec construction:               John Heather & T62 members
Set decor:                           Adrian Pope
Lighting design:                 Ian James
Sound design:                    John Lewis
Stage Manager:                 John Guttridge
Asst Stage Manager:        Ann Herbert
Stage Crew:                       Barbara Gadsden, Nina James
Sound Programming:       Ian James, Jon Lewis
Technical Support:           David Hart
Props:                                 Sally Guttridge, Ann Herbert
Wardrobe:                          Margaret Uzzell, Joan Martin, Valerie Polydorou
Make-up & hair:                Jean Golder, Christine Lever, Penny Vetterlein
Prompt:                              Muriel Kidd

House Manager:                John Heather
Refreshments:                   Audrey Knighton, Lynne Craig
Raffle:                                 Ann Herbert, Sally Guttridge
Box Office:                         Margaret Uzzell
Poster/programme design: Graham Copeland
Programme Editor:           John Guttridge 

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