Miss Havisham’s Expectations

Gilded Balloon Teviot (Venue 14)

1 - 27 August (not 8 & 15 August)

Start time 15:00

Running time 70 minutes

Tickets £6 - £11

Online Bookings:
Venue | Fringe | Comedy Festival

Phone Bookings:
Venue 0131 622 6552
Fringe 0131 226 0000

Linda Marlowe's website

Reviews of The World's Wife:

'Di Sherlock's witty, fleet-footed production.'

**** Whatsonstage

'Seduces with a riot of vivid imagery and a firework display of virtuoso acting.'

**** The Times

'Marlowe's consummate skill delivers a rich and rollicking ride.'

**** The Scotsman

To coincide with Charles Dickens’ bicentenary, Linda Marlowe presents an engaging celebration of one of his most enduringly popular novels.

Linda Marlowe's new show spotlights Dickens' most iconic female character, the jilted bride of Great Expectations. Written and directed by Di Sherlock, who directed Marlowe in her acclaimed staging of Carol-Ann Duffy's The World’s Wife at the 2009 fringe.

This jilted bride, stuck forever in her wedding dress, alongside the stopped clock and untouched cake, is desperate to set the record straight. Norma' tells her story revealing a love-hate relationship with her creator, 'a man who liked to play God with his female characters but had little understanding of them'.

The show draws on the text of Great Expectations and biographical material from Dickens' life, as well as featuring original material by writer-director Di Sherlock. Combined with the award-winning Marlowe's virtuoso performance style, the piece brings fresh insight to one of Dickens' best-loved novels.

 

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