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Theatre Performance, Tue 27 - Sat 31 Mar 2018

Great-Expectations-Eastbourne-Devonshire Park

Great-Expectations-Eastbourne-Devonshire Park


Box Office

01323 412000


Compton Street,
East Sussex,
BN21 4BW


Tilted Wig Productions and Malvern Theatres present

Great Expectations
By Charles Dickens

With Nichola McAuliffe as Miss Havisham

Adapted by Ken Bentley

Director Sophie Boyce Couzens
Designer James Turner

The team who delighted audiences here with Travels with my Aunt in 2015 and Our Man in Havana in summer 2017 are back with Dickens’ timeless classic in a powerful new stage adaptation

Following a terrifying encounter with an escaped convict, young Pip is given an unexpected chance to better himself by visiting the reclusive and mysterious Miss Havisham. In the decaying grandeur of her house, Pip falls in love with Estella and helped by an anonymous benefactor, he moves to the bustling city to pursue his dream of winning Estella’s heart and of becoming part of the educated elite.

Peopled by some of Dickens’ most colourful and memorable characters and painted in rich, vivid colours across a vast landscape of people and locations, this stunning new version promises a powerful and theatrical telling of Dickens’ universally loved masterpiece.

Olivier Award-winning actress, Nichola McAuliffe, leads the cast as the iconic Miss Havisham. Nichola is best known for her role in the long running TV series, Surgical Spirit, the films Tomorrow Never Dies and Chéri and her many stage appearances including Kiss Me Kate for the RSC, The Night of the Iguana in the West End & Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van.

Audio described performance Friday 7.45pm & Saturday 2.30pm

Approximate running time: First half 1 hour 17 minutes, interval 20 minutes, Second half 1 hour 5 minutes.

Age recommendation 12+

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 27 - Sat 31 Mar 2018
Evenings 7.45pm
Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tuesday - Thursday 7.45pm £16, £17, £19.50, £21.50
Friday & Saturday 7.45pm £16, £18, £21.50, £23.50
Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm £19

Concessions £1.50 off (7.45pm only)
Students & Under 16s £9
Under 25s £10
Groups buy over 10 tickets receive 10% off (7.45pm only)
Friends of The Devonshire Park Theatre 25% off (First 2 nights only)

Price inclusive of £1 per ticket booking fee

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 20 - Sat 24 Mar Gallowglass
Tue 27 - Sat 31 Mar Great Expectations
Tue 3 - Sat 7 Apr Thoroughly Modern Millie
Sun 8 Apr London Philharmonic Orchestra - April 2018
Tue 10 - Sat 14 Apr The Best of Derren Brown
Tue 17 - Sat 21 Apr Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em



See location of Devonshire Park Theatre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: OA 612846  Lat: 50.76338 Long: 0.28511

Located just yards from the seafront Wish Tower area and 10 minutes walk from the railway station. Follow theatre signs. The theatre has a pay and display car park in College Road (free of charge in evenings). There's also a limited amount of free on street parking.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups