Nichola McAuliffe is to star as Miss Havisham in a national tour of the Charles Dickens classic, Great Expectations.
The co-production, from Tilted Wig and Malvern Theatres, will open at Malvern Theatres on February 8.
This powerful new stage adaptation by Ken Bentley, directed by Sophie Boyce Couzens, also stars Séan Aydon, Isla Carter, Edward Ferrow and Richard Earl.
Following a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, young Pip is given an unexpected chance to better himself by visiting the reclusive and mysterious Miss Havisham.
In the decaying grandeur of her house, Pip falls in love with Estella and helped by an anonymous benefactor, he moves to the bustling city to pursue his dream of winning Estella’s heart and becoming part of the educated elite.
Peopled by some of Dickens’ most colourful and memorable characters and painted in rich, vivid colour this new production promises a powerful and theatrical telling of Dicken’s universally loved masterpiece.
2018 Tour Dates
February 8–10 & 15-17, Malvern Theatres February 20–24, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford February 27–March 3, Theatr Clwyd, Mold March 6–10, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds March 12-17, Richmond Theatre March 19–24,Palace Theatre, Southend March 27–31, Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne April 3–7, Buxton Opera House April 10–14, Theatre by the Lake, Keswick April 24–28, Theatre Royal, Winchester May 2–5, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry May 8–12, Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham May 22–26, New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth May 29–June 2, Churchill Theatre, Bromley June 6–9, The Hawth, Crawley June 19–23, Exeter Northcott Theatre.