Expectations of a great production

Coming up at The Broadbent Theatre
Coming up at The Broadbent Theatre

A skilful one man adaptation of a Charles Dickens’ classic takes to the stage at The Broadbent Theatre this week.

It is Christmas Eve, 1803 and Pip, a seven year-old orphan boy, visits his mother’s grave.

A frightening encounter with an escaped convict begins a series of events that will change his life forever.

Some of Dickens’ most memorable characters – the terrifying Magwitch, Joe Gargery the kind and generous blacksmith, the eccentric Miss Havisham, the cold and beautiful Estella, Mr. Jaggers the pompous lawyer and Pip’s wise friend, Herbert Pocket – are vividly brought to life in this anarchic and joyful telling of this glorious tale.

Using original words and speech (well, mostly!), Dave Mynne of Rabbit Theatre will take audiences on a journey featuring a ‘cast of thousands.’

Described as ‘Deft, daft, delightful....and definitely Dickens’, Great Expectations will be at the Wickenby venue on Saturday, December 7.

The show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £8.50 and £7.

The Broadbent programme will be taking a short break over the Christmas period, but it will reopen with a bang on January 24 for the Lindsey Rural Players pantomime - oh yes it will.

Tickets for Aladdin are on sale now, priced £7 and £5.50 or a family ticket for £22, accommodating two adults and two children.

The panto runs until Saturday, February 8

For tickets to all shows call the box office on 01673 885500 or log on to www.broadbent.org