Presented by EMUL8 THEATRE

Delve into the psyche of Miss Havisham from Great Expectations. A cobwebbed tale of heartbreak. The story that Dickens left out.

DATE: Thursday 9th May 2024

TIME: 7.30pm

PRICE: £15/13*

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ABOUT

Who was the woman being behind Dickens’ most monstrous female creation?  What condemned the hopeful young Miss Havisham to her cruel and fractured fate? Experience her heartbreak as we delve into her childhood trauma and follow her on an intricate journey to a world where she finds herself ‘the leading lady in a drama she can’t comprehend.’ The gaslighting is subtle, the coercive control slick. Can Miss Havisham escape her twisted karma?

Havisham offers a fresh perspective of Dickens’ greatest work of Gothic characterisation and invites the audience to share poignant moments from her childhood in rural Kent and as a naive young woman who arrives in London unprepared for the events which gradually consume her.

The story appeals to both fans of Dickens as well as those new to his stories and confronts how the ripples of fate can lead to devastating consequences.

Images: (Main) Maxine Simmonds

Other images: Peter Mould

PRESS & REVIEWS

5 Star  BROADWAY BABY     ★★★★★

‘Powerful, tense, heart-breaking.’

 https://broadwaybaby.com/shows/havisham/794532#:~:text=’%20The%20gaslighting%20is%20subtle%2C%20the,Great%20Expectations%20by%20Charles%20Dic

 4 Star  THE STAGE  Paul Vale  ★★★★

 “gorgeously written and packed with haunting imagery”

https://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/havisham-review-zoo-playground-edinburgh-heather-alexander

 5 Star   WEBF   ★★★★★

“This is a beautifully crafted piece of theatre, whether you are a fan of Dickens or not. The story stands strong alone.”

  “a cobwebbed tale of heartbreak”

 https://www.westendbestfriend.co.uk/news/fringe-review-havisham-emul8-productions

5 Star   The RECS   ★★★★★

“Heather Alexander expertly mines the horror beneath Dickens’ most Gothic character.”

https://therecs.co.uk/havisham/

4 Star Theatre Weekly ★★★★

“Havisham stands out for its original and skillful narrative craft, as if characters and atmospheres were drawn from the pages of a literary piece, while simultaneously, opening a poignant contemplation on the power of trauma over the psyche and body of its sufferers.”

https://theatreweekly.com/edinburgh-review-havisham-at-zoo-playground/

FRINGE REVIEW – Hidden Gem

‘As ever with Alexander, this is a masterclass in acting.’

http://fringereview.co.uk/review/brighton-fringe/2023/havisham/

 Reviews continued

 4 Star Theatre Film and Arts Reviews ★★★★

‘Intriguing…the story intertwines smoothly…’

HAVISHAM By Heather Alexander.

EVENT INFO

RUNNING TIME: 80 mins (2 x 40 mins acts with interval)

AGE RECOMMENDATION: 12+

Please note that latecomers may be refused entry and readmittance may not be possible.
In the event of a show having an interval The Edge may not allow access to latecomers until the second half of the performance, this is due to the seating area being accessed across the performance area.

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