Nichola McAuliffe as Miss Tavisham


Tue 12 - Sat 16 June 2018
Tickets £20 - £35*

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The creative team behind the 2015’s charming Travels with my Aunt are back with Dickens’ timeless classic in a powerful new stage adaptation, starring beloved award-winning actress, Nichola McAuliffe

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.

With 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.

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Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes including a 20 minute interval

General Guidance

Contains strobe lighting, haze and smoke


Tuesday – Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £20/£25/£30/£35*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £20/£25/£30*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee

Assisted Performances:

Audio Described performance: Saturday 16 June, 2:30pm

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Nichola McAuliffe (Miss Havisham)

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


Ken Bentley (Adaptor)
Sophie Boyce Couzens (Director)
James Turner (Designer)


  • A woman in a wedding dress sits and stares
  • A woman in a wedding dress towers over a young couple
  • Two men sit and chat together
  • Two young men well dressed stand together
  • A bald man sits with his legs out in front of him
  • A man in a black coat and top hat sits with a cane.
  • A woman in a wedding dress wraps her arms around herself, looks frightened