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Great Expectations premiere at Leigh cinema
8:10am Monday 4th February 2013 in News
A LIVE cinema broadcast of the west end gala opening night of great expectations will be screened across the uk and worldwide from London's Vaudeville Theatre on Dickens’s birthday – Thursday, February 7.
To celebrate the launch of The Dickens Legacy at the Gala Evening Great Expectations will be screened live via satellite to more than 150 cinemas across the UK – including Cineworld in Leigh.
Although it is Dickens’s most popular novel and has previously had many incarnations, as a film, a television drama and a stage musical, this will be the first time there has ever been a production of Great Expectations as a full-scale stage play in either the West End or Broadway.
The West End Première stars Jack Ellis as Jaggers, Chris Ellison as Magwitch and Paula Wilcox as Miss Havisham. The cast of 13 also includes Paul Nivison as Adult Pip, Grace Rowe as Estella and Taylor Jay-Davies as Young Pip.
Great Expectations has been adapted for the stage by Jo Clifford, one of Scotland's leading playwrights. She has been working in the theatre for over thirty years; she is the author of approximately 80 plays; her work has been translated into several languages and produced throughout the world.
The live cinema screening begins on February 7 at 6:45pm.