Pip, an orphan brought up by his sister and her blacksmith husband, suddenly gains an anonymous benefactor who sends him to London, care of lawyer Jaggers, to be brought up a gentleman.
He assumes that he is being set up by Miss Haversham to marry Estella, but things aren't anything like as simple as this. Ian Forrest's production uses a permanent backdrop of the interior a burnt-out and run-down, once-grand house, presumably Miss Haversham's. All indoor and outdoor scenes are played within this space, which just about works most of the time but is sometimes a little confusing when it is used for the indoors and outdoors in quick succession.
The adaptation uses a lot of narration—I'd love to see a non-musical adaptation of Dickens that doesn't use narration if one exists—mainly from Pip himself, and a chorus of other actors is used not only to shift scenery but also to make casual comments at certain points, which adds nothing other than a rather self-conscious attempt at stylisation.
There are other little touches from writer or director that impose a style on the production that it doesn't need and that doesn't enhance it at all. George Banks is a superb Pip who grabs the audience from the opening moments with his charismatic voice and presence. Joannah Tincey plays a multitude of roles very effectively, including a very impressive on-stage transformation from Pip's sister to Biddy, and a perfectly believable cross-sex performance as Wemmick unlike Adrian Metcalfe's Sarah Pocket played more like a pantomime dame.
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