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Great Expectations

Opens: 20/07/2012 Closes: 10/11/2012 Theatre By The Lake, Keswick, Cumbria
Bringing the atmospheric Kent marshes and city streets of high society London up to Cumbria is this waterside production of Great Expectations. As a contribution to the 2012 celebration of Dickens bicentenary, the artistic director Ian Forrest holds host to a classic retelling of how orphan Pip's life is transformed by the wealth of a secret benefactor. For more information visit: http://www.theatrebythelake.co.uk/whatson_detail.asp?ID=1368 Buy: http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?agency=THEATREBTL&organ_val=22695&even…
60%
The British Theatre Guide“Striving for quirkiness...” The ending is very slow and drawn-out, which is not a good idea when your audience has sat through a fairly humourless tale for two hours and forty minutes...
 
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65 %
Guardian“Provides many memorable images...” The Theatre by the Lake's contribution to the celebrations of the bicentenary of Dickens' birth is an atmospheric and hugely enjoyable adaptation of Great Expectations...
 
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95%
The Stage“Ensemble theatre at its best...” Neil Bartlett has chosen skilfully the parts of this great novel to dramatise, discarding much of Dickens’ episodic padding and moving the action on with a few carefully chosen lines of dialogue...
 
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