Following her acclaimed New York run Eddie Izzard brings her one woman show to London’s West end stage for a limited 6 week engagement performing Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, playing nineteen of the characters in a unique re-telling from Eddie - a classic tale of convicts, mystery, friendship, rivalry, unrequited love, revenge, and redemption.
Written at a time of great social change in Britain, Charles Dickens' 19th-century novel reflects the economical and educational revolution that slowly took hold of England’s towns and countryside. When blacksmith apprentice, Pip, receives an unexpected fortune from a mysterious benefactor, he embarks on a life-changing journey to London. It is here that he learns the true cost of love and friendship.
Actor, comedian, and multi-marathon runner Eddie Izzard’s boundary-pushing career spans all of these with record-breaking comedy tours and critically acclaimed film, TV, and theatre performances. But few know that acting was her first love. This show offers the chance to see Eddie in a solo performance of the master storyteller’s beloved epic, Great Expectations.
Adaptor - Mark Izzard
Director - Selina Cadell
Set Designer - Tom Piper
Movement Director - Didi Hopkins
Lighting Designer - Tyler Elich
Costume Stylist - Tom Piper & Libby Da Costa
Composer - Eliza Thompson
Tour and Stage Manager - Sarah Johnson
Producers - Mick Perrin Worldwide, Westbeth Entertainment, Eleanor Lloyd Productions
A charismatic one-woman show.
Dickens and the comedian have a real affinity – as this fine show proves
A simultaneous testament to the power of storytelling and the formidable technique and sheer charm of Izzard.
Eddie Izzard commands a classic
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An epic performance