Etcetera Theatre

Beyond Expectations

Beyond Expectations

This new production goes beyond the beloved Charles Dickens novel, Great
Expectations. The story is recounted from the perspective of Estella
Havisham, a little girl corrupted by her guardian and raised to be a weapon
of revenge. Born to a passionate Gypsy mother, then adopted by Miss
Havisham, Estella’s childhood is haunted by an abandoned, decaying wedding
feast.  As Estella becomes more beautiful, her heart grows ever more hard
and cold. Her adult life of wealth and emptiness leads to a brutal,
loveless marriage.Audiences are invited to journey from the wild moors of
Kent, to the decadence of socialite London and back again. We watch as the
lives of Pip and Estella intertwine, and how she ultimately breaks his
heart. A Victorian Gothic rags-to-riches tragedy, this adaptation weaves
brand new scenes into Dickens’ original tale. Beyond Expectations combines
music, puppetry and striking digital projections.

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