Great Expectations
Paperback, 96 pages ISBN: 9781848420670Publication Date:
13 Sep 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook, 96 pages ISBN: 9781780012162Publication Date:
2 Jun 2016
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
First Staged:
Richmond Theatre, London, 2012, then West End

Great Expectations (stage version)

By Charles Dickens Adapted by Jo Clifford

Paperback £12.99£10.39

Ebook £12.99£10.39

A beautifully simple adaptation of one of Dickens's best-loved novels, bringing it thrillingly to life for the stage.

When the orphan Pip meets the convict Magwitch in a graveyard and is forced to help him escape, his life takes a series of unexpected turns. Invited to the house of the mysterious Miss Havisham, he falls in love with her adopted daughter, the beautiful but cold-hearted Estella. Then the generosity of an unknown benefactor sends him to London to become a gentleman. But the truth behind his change of fortune, once revealed, is not what Pip expects...

Jo Clifford's adaptation of Great Expectations was first performed at Richmond Theatre, London, in 2012, before transferring to the West End.

Eminently actable and stageable, this version is also ideal for schools and amateur theatre companies.

This edition contains introductions by Simon Callow, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley (great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens) and Clifford herself.

Press Quotes

'What is so admirable... is that it decisively shrugs off the many screen adaptations to make something that is pure theatre'

The Times

'A striking piece of theatre... potently evocative'


'Breathtaking... one feels transported back to the Victorian era'

The Stage

'Arresting... the adaptation is a model of its kind'

'An incredibly cohesive and careful adaptation'

Exeunt Magazine

'Clifford's script is a miracle of intelligent compression that wraps itself elegantly round every essential element in the story'

Paperback,96 pages ISBN: 9781848420670Publication Date:
13 Sep 2012
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook,96 pages ISBN: 9781780012162Publication Date:
2 Jun 2016
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Charles Dickens:

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story
A Tale of Two Cities
The Haunting
A Christmas Carol
Great Expectations
Christmas Carol: A Fairy Tale
David Copperfield
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol

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Also by Jo Clifford:

The House of Bernarda Alba
Lorca: Three Plays
Losing Venice
Blood Wedding
The Tree of Knowledge
Every One

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