For the very first time, the Dickens classic GREAT EXPECTATIONS premiered in London's West End as the culmination of the Dickens bicentenary, and audiences around the world can now share the historic opening night experience on DVD.
Although GREAT EXPECTATIONS has been adapted for film on two separate occasions, once by David Lean in 1946 and most recently by Mike Newell, it has never been produced for The West End or Broadway, widely believed to be too difficult to translate to stage. However, Jo Clifford’s "gothic wonder of a play" has been universally acclaimed as a triumph on its critically acclaimed tour of the UK ahead of its West End debut.
The DVD includes interviews with the director, Graham McLaren, the adaptor, Jo Clifford, Dickens's great-great-great grand-daughter and biographer Lucinda Hawksley and Dickens aficionado, Simon Callow. Subtitles: English, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish.
A free education pack is available to download from the official site www.GreatExpectationsThePlay.com with invaluable interactive resources for English, Drama, Arts and Business students.
Encore screenings will continue across the globe - follow the show on Facebook and Twitter for announcements.