Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).
Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.
However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.
The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).
Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.
Closed 29 Dec 2019
The Playground Theatre
Image: The Playground Theatre
Everyone in this story had great expectations: betterment, revenge, love, fortune, redemption, freedom.
It all started with a beautiful young bride, in love, on her wedding day, many years before.
The wedding never happened.
The clocks stopped at twenty to nine on that ill fated day, and she has a story to tell.
How did the ecstasy of love turn into a pursuit for revenge?
Why did Pip, a young orphan, long to be gentleman?
How did a convict find freedom and redemption?
How did a beautiful young girl grow up without a heart?
How were they all victims of great expectations?
Back and forth through the lives of Miss Havisham, Pip and Estella, the mysteries of Satis House are unravelled, and the stories of Dickens' famous and much loved characters unfold.
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Age suitability: Suitable for all ages
Theatre Lab's feminist adaptation revisits Charles Dickens' much loved classic through the eyes of the eccentric Miss Havisham as she tells her story of Great Expectations.
Theatre Lab Company are known for dynamic, daring and visually stunning work, and at the same time, creating accessible and engaging theatre for a wide audience.
Their profile includes classics, devised and musical productions as well as classical and contemporary Greek theatre.
Recent London performances include Molière's Don Juan at Hoxton Hall and Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn at Tabard Theatre, and Mothers and Lovers and Brecht's A Respectable Wedding The Playground Theatre.
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343-453 Latimer Rd
London W10 6RQ
Performance days & times
Monday ‑ 7‑30pm
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm (not 24 Dec)
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm (not 25 Dec)
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm (not 19 Dec)
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Sunday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday - 2-30pm (not 25 Dec)
Saturday - 2-30pm
Concession (student, unemployed, over 60, under 26) £18
10 for 10 (10 cheap tickets for those who need them) £10
Helen Bang (Miss Havisham)
Samuel Lawrence (Pip)
Denise Moreno (Estella)
David Furlong (Jaggers)
Peter Rae (Magwitch)
Matthew Wade (Joe Gargery)
Fanny Dulin (Mrs Joe/Molly)
Shaun Amos (Herbert Pocket)
Author: Charles Dickens, adapted by Lydia Vie
Director: Anastasia Revi
Designer: Eirini Kariori
Lighting: Chuma Emembolu
Production: Martina Reynolds, Theatre Lab Company