It’s Christmas Eve, 1803. 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. Charles Dicken’s memorable characters are vividly brought to life in this anarchic and joyful telling of this glorious tale. Using Dickens’ original text (well, mostly!) David Mynne takes you on a journey that brings you a ‘cast of thousands’ in a skilful, one-man adaptation of this epic story. Be prepared to be scared and amazed and cry and laugh …a lot!
From the moment he steps into the performance area, Mynne makes the audience believe in every character and event completely, using just a few props, his body, voice and facial expressions. Both mesmerising and joyful, and I loved every second of it. Faultless.
Sue Cade – Critics’ Choice Award – Exeter Ignite Festival