Great Expectations  (adapt. Crowley)

DOI: 10.5040/9781350073470.00000002
Scenes: 30. Roles: Male (7) , Female (4) , Neutral (0)

I can't forget her...sometimes, thinking about everything I have to live up to, trying to be this new person, its too much. The only way I can make sense of it all is the thought that somewhere down the line, this new life might somehow bring us together.

In this modern day re-imagining of Charles Dicken's classic story, Pip is a boy from a council estate with no money, and no hope for the future. His mother, widow Jo Gargery, is a police officer struggling to provide for herself and her son. Before long, Pip’s life is changed forever after he meets mysterious fugitive Magwycz, the beautiful but troubled Estella and the fearsome, wounded Miss Havisham. Pip’s whirlwind adventure takes him to the heights of big city success – and into more danger than he could have ever imagined.

Catapulting Dicken's beloved characters into the 21st century, Tom Crowley's adaption captures all the humour, humanity and adventure of the original with its timeless themes of unrequited love, the divide between the rich and the poor, and what it means to be ‘good'.

This edition was published to coincide with the world premiere at The Old Red Lion Theatre, London in December 2017.

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Tom Crowley

ISBN: 9781350073449

Series: Modern Plays

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