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Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens

Adapted & Directed by Roger Gimblett

Season: 26th May - 30th June 2012
Preview night 25th May
Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm
Sunday matinée at 4.30pm



Expect to be greatly entertained! - David Kary Sydney Arts Guide

A fitting celebration of Dickens' birth 200 years ago. - Carol Wimmer Stage Whispers

This is a play that will be enjoyed by lovers of Dickens, all the way through to people who have never even read the book. - Jacky Bailey WeekendNotes

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In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the great man's birth the Genesians are proud to premiere this new adaptation of Charles Dickens' great novel.

Young orphan Pip lives with his sister and her husband blacksmith Joe Gargery in a humble village when his life is turned upside down by a meeting with an escaped convict and subsequently his introduction to eccentric recluse Miss Havisham and her adopted daughter Estella. As Pip is suddenly removed from his humble origins and transformed into a young gentleman of great expectations he gains much but ultimately realises he has lost himself on the journey.

Dickens' wonderful characters are brought to life by a talented cast of old and new Genesian faces, with detailed period costuming from Peter Henson, in this stunning new adaptation by Roger Gimblett 'Mr Theatre'.

On Saturday 2nd June 2012 the Genesian Theatre donated 50% of all Box Office takings to Carers NSW, the peak organisation for carers in NSW.

Production
DirectorRoger Gimblett
Assistant DirectorLaura Genders
Set DesignOwen Gimblett
Costume DesignPeter Henson
Lighting & Sound DesignMichael Schell

Crew
Stage ManagerCaroline Gage
Lighting & Sound OperationSabrina McCarroll
Amy Roberts
Mehran Mortezaei
Cast
Pip (Younger)Sam Seccombe
MagwitchTom Massey
Joe GargeryMartin Searles
Mrs JoeSamantha Roylance
Uncle PumblechookTimothy Bennett
Estella (Younger)Kira Zaher
Miss HavishamRos Bilbe
Pip (Older)Lachlan Edmonds-Munro
BiddyKate Parker-Frost
Estella (Older)Alexis Farr
Herbert PocketNicholas Pond
Mr JaggersRob Drew
WemmickTimothy Bennett
DrummleJason Thorne
CompeysonTimothy Carter
CamillaLois Marsh
Sarah PocketLilianna Komljenovic