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National Youth Theatre present the London-premiere of

Great Expectations

Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Neil Bartlett
Directed by Mumba Dodwell, 2019 Bryan Forbes Bursary Director

18 Oct - 28 Nov 2019
Southwark Playhouse

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Running time: Two hours twenty mins including interval 

‘Ask me no questions and you’ll be told no lies’

Neil Bartlett’s adaptation of Dickens’ much loved classic Great Expectations is staged in London for the first time as part of an NYT REP Company gothic double bill.

Mumba Dodwell (Diversity School Initiative, Black Ice, Theatre 503) directs a bold new version of Bartlett’s dynamic adaptation. Told through a fusion of music and ensemble storytelling, Great Expectations is a coming of age tale about aspiration with love and class at its centre. Performed by Britain's best young talent from the NYT REP Company, this production puts young people at the forefront of a Dickensian world. 

The NYT REP is supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation,Spotlight and Idlewild Trust. 

We’re very grateful to Angels Costumes, Garsington Opera and Creative Technology Limited for their support of Great Expectations.  

Schools Tickets 
If you are a Teacher who would like to reserve discounted schools tickets for you and your students, please get in touch with us on sian.davila@nyt.org.uk with the name of the performance, your ideal date and how many tickets you would like to book. 

Great Expectations Educational Resource pack 

Events around the show 

Members' Night - Wednesday 13 Nov, 7.30pm 

National Youth Theatre Members are invited to join us for the evening performance of Great Expectations followed by a post-show Q+A session with members of the 2019 REP Company and creative team 

Great Expectations will have a relaxed performance on Monday 18th November, 7.30pm
Our relaxed performances mean you are free to move about, make noise and we have an open door policy where you can come and go as you please.
There is a chill-out space available if you need a quiet moment .Reasonable adjustments have been made to this performance to make it more accessible. 

Pre show-information will be sent to all ticket holders for this show and is viewable via the button below. 

Pre-show information 

Production and Creative Team 

Written by Charles Dickens 
Adapted by Neil Bartlett
Director Mumba Dodwell
Designer Hannah Wolfe
Lighting Designer Clare O'Donoghue
Composer and Sound Designer Tom Gimson
Movement Director Rachael Nanyonjo
Fight Director Yarit Dor
Assistant Director Melissa Vaughan
Production Manager Ian Smith
Company Stage Manager Dougie Wilson
Deputy Stage Manager Anna Townley
Assistant Stage Manager Jessica Potts
Rehearsals Assistant Stage Manager Amy Newall
Sound No.1 Constança Lobo
Lighting Operator Charlie De Waal 
Head of Costume Helena Bonner
Costume Supervisor Elia Baker
Costume and Wardrobe Assistant Manisha Sondhi 
Costume and Design Assistant Laura Mugford
Costume Assistants Laura Mugford, Lauren Hall, Ruth Cartlidge
Set Painters Alice Penrose, Elilee Arulkumar, Megan Trotman, Katie Gregory

2019 REP Company 

Guy Clark
Ella Dacres
Natalie Dunne 
Jordan Ford Silver
Jamie Foulkes
Alice Franziska
Billy Hinchliff
Jadie Rose Hobson
Bede Hodgkinson
Tiwalade Ibirogba Olulode
Julia Kass
Sarah Lusack
Jemima Mayala
Joseph Payne
Sonny Poon Tip
Raj Singh

REP Company Headshots

Promotional Image Helen Murray 

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