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Great Expectations

12 December - 6 January


Love her, Pip. If she wounds you, love her. If she favours you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger it will tear deeper – love her.

Crowley & Co. and The Heritage Arts Company present a funny, fast-paced and moving adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens, catapulting Pip into the 21st century. The script, adapted by Tom Crowley (Shock Treatment, The Quentin Dentin Show) fully reimagines the classic story for the modern day, while capturing Dickens's humour, his humanity and his sense of adventure. Great Expectations remains a story about the ageless themes of unrequited love, the divide between the rich and the poor, and what it means to be a ‘good person'.

Pip is a council estate boy with no money, and no hope for the future. His mother, widow Jo Gargery, is a police officer struggling to provide for herself and her son. Before long, Pip’s life is changed forever after he meets mysterious fugitive Magwycz, the beautiful but troubled Estella and the fearsome, wounded Miss Havisham. Pip’s whirlwind adventure takes him to the heights of big city success - and into more danger than he could have ever imagined.












Tiny Dynamite

Tuesday 9th January - Saturday 3rd February 2018



When memory takes hold, when chaos takes over, and when the electricity between us becomes overwhelming. An impossible love story is given a second chance and three scorched characters are about to learn that lightning does strike twice.


During their annual pilgrimage to the countryside, two childhood friends, forever bound by a terrible event from their past, encounter a beautiful stranger who couldn’t possibly exist. Threatening to uncover a truth long since buried, these friends must learn to take responsibility for their lives or risk spending the rest of them running from their guilt.


Exploring how tiny events from our pasts can have explosive effects on our futures, Tiny Dynamite asks whether we really can shed the experiences, memories and people that shape us.



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