Regent to screen GREAT EXPECTATIONS from London’s West End on March 21 & 28 at 7:30pm

Mar 20, 2013

Arlington, Massachusetts – The Regent Theatre is pleased to announce that on Thursday, March 21 and Thursday, March 28 at 7:30pm, it will screen a stunning new production of Charles Dickens’ GREAT EXPECTATIONS for local audiences.  Dickens’ classic tale has widely been believed to be too difficult to translate to stage. However, this production has been universally acclaimed as a triumph on its sellout tour of the UK head of its West End debut.  Having had great success of the stage, the production was captured live on February 7, 2013 from the Vaudeville Theatre in London and produced to be shown on the big screen.
This Jo Clifford adaptation reframes Dickens’ tale as a series of flashbacks as Pip, now an old man, reflects upon his life – the mistakes he made, the plots in which he got entangled, and the fated path they led him down.  The production, which was directed by Graham McLaren, and features Jack Ellis as Jaggers, Chris Ellison as Magwitch, Paula Wilcox as Miss Havisham, Paul Nivison as Adult Pip, Grace Rowe as Estella.  [YOUR VENUE] is delighted to bring this brilliant new adaptation from across the Atlantic to [YOUR CITY] for local audiences.  The extravagant and harrowing production values of the program, which bring to mind the gothic aesthetic of Tim Burton and which have met with rave reviews from the critics, only prove that this production will transfer beautifully to the big screen.  In addition to the play itself, the film features include red carpet, arrivals from the February 7 premiere and behind-the-scenes footage exclusively for cinema audiences.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS will premiere at The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA on Thursday, 3/21 and Thursday, 3/28 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 advance and $12 day of show. The Regent is MBTA and handicap accessible with free parking in the municipal lot across the street. For tickets and more info call 781-646-4849 or visit

Captured live on February 7, 2013 Vaudeville Theatre - West End, London
Adaptation by: Jo Clifford
Directed by: Graham McLaren
• Jack Ellis as Jaggers
• Chris Ellison as Magwitch
• Paula Wilcox as Miss Havisham
• Paul Nivison as Adult Pip
• Grace Rowe as Estella
• Taylor Jay-Davies as Young Pip
Running Time: 130 min
• Act 1: 50 minutes
• Intermission: 20 minutes
• Act 2: 60 minutes