Great Expectations

Hotbuckle Productions
Monday 13 June | 6.30pm (outdoors*)
Tuesday 14 June | 2.30pm (outdoors*)

Tickets | £15

Hotbuckle’s vivid adaptation of Dickens’ heartbreaking story is a must-see.

Great Expectations tells of the orphan Pip’s journey from boyhood to manhood as he seeks to find his place in an inhospitable world.

We follow him from the marshes of Kent to London, where he aims to further his education and become a gentleman with the aid of a large fortune from a secret benefactor.

It is a story of love and loss, of guilt and shame, fear and courage and has some of the most vivid and memorable characters in all of English literature from Abel Magwitch to Miss Havisham.

With all the comedy, mystery, violent melodrama, suspense and poignancy of the original, Hotbuckle bring this wonderful tale vividly to life with their trademark live music, multiple characterisation and inventiveness.

Great Expectations

An original adaptation by Adrian Preater

of the novel written by Charles Dickens

Duration : Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval

Suitable for all except very young children

*This event is scheduled to take place in our garden marquee performance space.  In bad weather the performance will be moved inside the theatre auditorium.

Reviews of previous Hotbuckle shows

Their productions are equally laced with laughter and tears. It’s a magic combination. Always.

Chris Eldon Lee

Perfect theatre with seemingly no effort at all

BBC Radio Shropshire

I have rarely spent a more delightful time in the theatre…

Henley Standard

Memorable, beautiful, stunning, moving, hilarious, heartbreaking – magnificent!

Novelist and playwright, John Mackenna

The Swallow Theatre

Moss Park




How To Find Us
Get In Touch

Tel | 01988 850368

Copyright © 2022 | The Swallow Theatre