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.