Great Expectations
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Cinema screening of live performance. Beckman Unicorn's 'eerie, fantastical' West End premiere production of the popular Charles Dickens novel opened as the culmination of Dickens' bicentenary. Graham McLaren's 'inventive, physical, impressionistic direction' of Jo Clifford's 'chillingly effective' adaptation brings some of the most memorable characters ever created to life, including convict Magwitch (Chris Ellison), manipulative lawyer Jaggers (Jack Ellis) and mysterious Miss Havisham (Paula Wilcox). Adult Pip (Paul Nivison) looks back on his young self (Taylor Jay-Davies) whose love of the beautiful, chilling Estella (Grace Rowe) nearly destroys him in a world of 'great expectations'. 'Pure theatre' (Times).