A Special Event of the Asbury Park BookFest Weekend
April 20 – 4PM; ADMISSION: $12.50; PURCHASE TICKETS
For the very first time, the Dickens classic Great Expectations will be staged in London’s West End, and audiences around the world will be able to share the historic opening night experience at their local theater. 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, this Jo Clifford adaptation has been universally acclaimed as a triumph on its sellout tour of the UK head of its West End debut.
The opening night live performance took place on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Its theatrical US premiere will take place on Thursday, March 21, 2013 and includes red carpet, arrivals and behind the scenes footage exclusively for participating theaters. This event is part of the global celebrations surrounding the 200th Anniversary of Charles Dickens’ birth.
Red Carpet Arrival
& Behind the Scenes: 15 minutes
Act 1: 50 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Act 2: 60 minutes