Rococo Players’ 2023 Production: “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens

Adapted for the stage by Neil Bartlett

Performances: February 2023
Performance venue: St Mary De Crypt , Gloucester
Directed by: Antoinette Wilson

We are delighted to announce that our next production will be “Great Expectations”, the well-known and well-loved coming-of-age tale by Charles Dickens.

About the production

In this classic story of love, hope and survival, we follow the fortunes of Pip, a lonely orphan, from the windswept marshes of the Thames estuary to his adult life in London.

Along the way we meet a host of memorable characters, who will give Rococo actors an exciting opportunity to hone their skills and experience a lively, fast-paced ensemble production.

The cast size is elastic, needing a minimum of 8 actors, both male and female, with a wide range of ages. Some doubling may be required, but many of the parts will also be combined into the Company, who act as a chorus and move the action along through words and movement.
Although there will be some flexibility (once you have let me know your availability, I will fashion the schedule around you) the nature of ensemble work is that everyone is involved most of the time

Cast

After two exciting rounds of auditions, we are delighted to announce the following cast:

Pip – Robin Lock
Joe – Dan Johnson
Mrs Joe – Hannah Galliers
Jaggers – Barry Page
Biddy – Maria Allebone
Miss Havisham – Julie Nicholson
Estella – Katie Preedy
Pumblechook – Dave Kilminster
Wopsle/Drummle – Adam Wright
Magwitch – Jason Blackburn
Wemmick/Compeyson – Andy Willcocks
Herbert Pocket – Will Singer
Sarah Pocket – Marian Ivens
Camilla – Pauline Blackburn

We had our first all-cast readthrough (followed by an excellent dinner) this summer, and look forward to getting together again for rehearsals very soon!