GREAT EXPECTATIONS is directed by Graham McLaren, with set by Robin Peoples, costumes by Annie Gosney and Graham McLaren, lighting by Kai Fischer, original music by Simon Slater and sound by Matt McKenzie. Giovanni Bedin, Head Couturier for House of Worth, has worked with Annie Gosney on the creation of Estella's couture gowns for the show. Charles Frederick Worth, the world's first official couturier, was a contemporary of Charles Dickens.
The Dickens Legacy has been launched alongside the stage show to receive a royalty share of box office. Set up by the producer with Lucinda Dickens Hawksley (great, great, great grand-daughter of Charles Dickens), it will distribute funds to concerns dealing with issues Dickens was passionate about, for example, prison reform, adoption, literacy etc. The Dickens Legacy is also supporting Tuesday evening performances, when, for every full price adult ticket, a child under 16 goes free (subject to availability).
GREAT EXPECTATIONS is sponsored by House of Worth and Rocco Venezia. The new adaptation is published by Nick Hern Books (www.nickhernbooks.co.uk).
GREAT EXPECATIONS is produced by Bruce Athol MacKinnon on behalf of Beckman Unicorn Ltd & Satis House Productions Ltd.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS plays the Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH. Performances: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat Evenings 19:30; Tues Evening 19:00; Wed, Sat Matinees 15:00. Tickets: From £25:00. Box Office: 0844 412 4663. Website: www.greatexpectationstheplay.com.