Great Expectations

by Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Nick Ormerod and Declan Donnellan

25th to 27th November 2010 | Lincoln Drill Hall

Our 20th production was an ambitious one: an adaptation commissioned by the RSC of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.

It required a cast of 27, countless changes of Victorian costume, complex sound and light effects, original music and a set which had to transport our audience to the Essex marshes, a prison, a forge, a country mansion, a London lawyer’s office, the river Thames by night and much else besides.

Director Dave Lintin, ably assisted by producer Su Toogood and a hard-working cast and crew, achieved a production which ranks among the best Common Ground has staged.

The play also gave us an opportunity to welcome a number of new members who made a name for themselves on stage, including Dom McAndrew as Bentley Drummle, Adrian Snow as Herbert, John Beverley as Magwitch and Janet Marshall as Miss Havisham.

And we mustn’t forget youngsters Alfie Lewis and Emma Street who acquitted themselves admirably as young Pip and young Estella.

Meg Jessica Hocking
Jo Ellie Pickering
Beth Tabitha Davenhill
Amy Laura Potente
Mrs March Vicky Ashberry
Aunt March Irene North
Aunt Carol Peggy Reading
Sallie Gardiner Lucie Evans
Belle Moffat Emily Ashberry
Laurie Jay Petherick
John Brooke Steve Gillard
Professor Bhaer Jez Ashberry
Ned Moffat Elliot Sargent
Fred Vaughan Joshua Pearson
Director & Stage Manager David Lintin
Co-Director & Producer Su Toogood
Assistant Stage Manager Nick Dunnett
Lighting Ed Purle
Sound and original music Mark Scales
Set Dave Lintin, Pete Swift & family
Wardrobe Carolyn Jones, Su Toogood, Anne Culling
Props Carolyn Jones, Su Toogood, Anne Culling, Ian Smith
Programme Jez Ashberry
Publicity Jez Ashberry
Front of House Jez Ashberry