Titled Wig Productions and Malvern Theatres

Great Expectations

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Starring Nichola McAuliffe as Miss Havisham 

Charles Dickens’ classic novel bursts to life on stage!

The team who delighted audiences here with Travels with my Aunt and Our Man in Havana are back with Dickens’ timeless classic in a powerful new stage adaptation

Following a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, young Pip is given an unexpected chance to better himself by visiting the reclusive and mysterious Miss Havisham.  In the decaying grandeur of her house, Pip falls in love with Estella and helped by an anonymous benefactor, he moves to the bustling city to pursue his dream of winning Estella’s heart and of becoming part of the educated elite.

Peopled by some of Dickens’ most colourful and memorable characters and painted in rich, vivid colours across a vast landscape of people and locations, this stunning new version promises a powerful and theatrical telling of Dickens’ universally loved masterpiece.  

Olivier Award-winning actress, Nichola McAuliffe, leads the cast as the iconic Miss Havisham. Nichola is best known for her role in the long running TV series, Surgical Spirit, the films Tomorrow Never Dies and Chéri and her many stage appearances including Kiss Me Kate for the RSC, The Night of the Iguana in the West End & Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van

Ages 12 & over only.

  • Duration: 2hr 45mins (includes interval)
  • Price: £22-£26



Matcham Card: 1/2 price first night 
Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled: £2 off (not Dress Circle)
JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: ½ price (not Dress Circle)