Great Expectations

Great Expectations
adapted by Bathsheba Doran

Productions (14)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 4 f, 8 m, 4 either (6-30 actors possible: 2-15 f, 4-20 m)
  • Set: Bare stage to full-scale set.

Great Expectations
adapted by Bathsheba Doran

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Productions (14)
  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 4 f, 8 m, 4 either (6-30 actors possible: 2-15 f, 4-20 m)
  • Set: Bare stage to full-scale set.

Based on Dickens' classic story of a young orphan, Pip, who comes into a mysterious fortune. Rejecting the love and squalor of his childhood, he attempts to win the heart of snobbish Estella, who was raised by her Aunt Miss Havisham "to wreak revenge on all the male sex." A concise and accessible adaptation for both adults and young audiences.

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Play Details

Based on Dickens' classic story of a young orphan, Pip, who comes into a mysterious fortune. Rejecting the love and squalor of his childhood, he attempts to win the heart of snobbish Estella, who was raised by her Aunt Miss Havisham "to wreak revenge on all the male sex." A concise and accessible adaptation for both adults and young audiences.

  • Drama
  • 90 - 100 minutes
  • 4 f, 8 m, 4 either (6-30 actors possible: 2-15 f, 4-20 m)
  • Set: Bare stage to full-scale set.

Published Reviews

"An excellent adaptation... Delightful family fare!"

Back Stage

"Delights and amazes in its entirety."

Betsy Winchester, CurtainUp

"Bathsheba Doran's adaptation of the classic by Dickens is succinctly written, preserving the novel's most impacting elements. She continues to deliver interesting and refreshing material to the New York downtown theater scene -- this time by giving a fresh face to an old classic that is never mired in narrative but gallops along at a brisk pace."

Betsy Winchester, CurtainUp

"Highly appealing."

Theatermania

"Spare and elegant, director Will Pomerantz's staging of Bathsheba Doran's fleet adaptation and condensation of Charles Dickens' Great Expectation for TheatreworksUSA, which opened last night at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in Greenwich Village, may be designed for and targeted at young people, but it is a production that any theater that produces solely for adults would be proud to claim as its own."

American Theater Web

"In the new (and only 90-minute) stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' masterpiece Great Expectations, playwright Bathsheba Doran accomplishes the immensely difficult task of putting up on stage all of Dickens' wonderful characters and making a full-length play out of it."

Edge New York

"...Unveils Dickens' masterpiece for a new generation. ...Succeeds in making the densely plotted work accessible."

Frank Scheck, New York Post

"An affable adaptation... Bathsheba Doran succeeds in translating Dickens' tale for the stage, reminding us of the timeless pleasures of a good yarn."

The New Yorker

Production History

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Location
MAR 10, 2015 - MAR 12, 2015
St Kevin's College
Toorak, VIC Australia
St Kevin's College Toorak, VIC Australia
NOV 21, 2014 - NOV 23, 2014
Phoenixville Area High School
Phoenixville, PA United States
Phoenixville Area High School Phoenixville, PA United States
NOV 14, 2014 - NOV 14, 2014
Phoenixville Area High School Theatre Guild
Phoenixville, PA United States
Phoenixville Area High School Theatre Guild Phoenixville, PA United States
NOV 13, 2014 - NOV 15, 2014
River Ridge Middle School
New Port Richey, FL United States
River Ridge Middle School New Port Richey, FL United States
MAY 02, 2014 - MAY 03, 2014
Webster Thomas High School
Webster, NY United States
Webster Thomas High School Webster, NY United States
JUL 07, 2013 - JUL 26, 2013
Central Coast Grammar School
Erina Heights, NSW Australia
Central Coast Grammar School Erina Heights, NSW Australia
MAR 02, 2013 - MAR 02, 2013
Petra Academy
Bozeman, MT United States
Petra Academy Bozeman, MT United States
FEB 28, 2013 - MAR 02, 2013
Petra Academy
Bozeman, MT United States
Petra Academy Bozeman, MT United States
DEC 13, 2012 - DEC 15, 2012
Glen A. Wilson High School
Hacienda Heights, CA United States
Glen A. Wilson High School Hacienda Heights, CA United States
NOV 03, 2012 - DEC 02, 2012
Arkadian Bilpin Performers
Kurrajong, NSW Australia
Arkadian Bilpin Performers Kurrajong, NSW Australia
NOV 01, 2012 - NOV 02, 2012
South Middle School
Arlington Heights, IL United States
South Middle School Arlington Heights, IL United States
DEC 01, 2011 - DEC 03, 2011
Deep Run High School
Glen Allen, VA United States
Deep Run High School Glen Allen, VA United States
OCT 22, 2011 - OCT 23, 2011
Benjamin Logan High School
Bellefontaine, OH United States
Benjamin Logan High School Bellefontaine, OH United States
NOV 08, 2006 - DEC 03, 2006
Lucille Lortel Theatre
New York, NY United States
Lucille Lortel Theatre New York, NY United States
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NOV 08, 2006 - DEC 03, 2006
Lucille Lortel Theatre
New York, NY United States
Lucille Lortel Theatre New York, NY United States