Great Expectations

A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the decaying Miss Havisham; the sudden appearance of a mystery benefactor – this series of events change the orphaned Pip’s life forever as he eagerly abandons his humble origins to become a gentleman.

From the misty marshes to the dusty, dirty streets of London follow Pip’s journey through adversity to discover the true nature of his ‘great expectations’.

Quantum Theatre is delighted to announce a brand new tour of the Dickens classic ‘Great Expectations’ for Secondary schools, which will be touring into schools in the second half of this Summer Term.

This production forms the basis of our open air season and is a full length play delivered by a cast of four. As with A Christmas Carol, Michael Whitmore’s adaptation is taken straight from the original text and uses much of Dickens’ own dialogue throughout, making it a perfect resource to support study of the text at GCSE.

Public Venue Tour Schedule

OUR REQUIREMENTS: A space approximately 20ft x 20ft at one end of a school hall (raised or on the flat is fine) and access to a plug socket. Actors will introduce themselves to office staff on arrival and need their small van as close as possible to the performance area for loading and unloading.

SET-UP TIME: 50 minutes
DURATION: 70 – 75 minutes
PACK-UP TIME: 40 minutes

PRICES Please call or email us with your requirements as we often have special offers depending on where in the UK you’re based and when you want your show.

We invoice by post or email after the event and all our fees are fully inclusive apart from VAT.


” I just wanted to pass on my thanks to the group which visited us on Friday – they were Brilliant! The kids enjoyed every moment.” – St George’s School, Gravesend Kent

“It was so full of energy ..It was funny, witty and thoroughly entertaining. Please pass on my thanks to the cast for their remarkable talent.” – Shorne Park, Gravesend (public performance)

“thanks to all for a great show – lots of happy people last night.” – Joy Durrant, Festivals Development Officer, Shropshire Council (public performance)

“We just wanted you to know what a fantastic evening we had at Arbeia [Roman Fort – public performance] … I went with two of my sons (aged 12 and 9) and we had a wonderful time. We were so impressed with the energy, wit and resourcefulness of the multi-talented cast. We all left with huge smiles on our faces and we’re still talking about it. Thank you for a memorable night out..”

“Charles Dickens’s tale of one boy’s manipulation at various hands from humble beginnings to the world of gentlemen is one of his greatest. And the outdoor performance of it by Quantum Theatre at Oystermouth Castle more than lives up to the great work.’ This is South WalesIt (public performance)”