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based on the novel by CHARLES DICKENS, adapted and directed by TOM CROWLEY

12th December 2017 - 6th January 2018
The Old Red Lion Theatre,
418 St. John Street, London EC1V 4NJ


Crowley & Co. and the Heritage Arts Company are holding a day of auditions for the lead role of Pip in their upcoming production of Great Expectations at the Old Red Lion Theatre, Islington. We are specifically looking to audition BAME, male 18 – 26 years old actors for this performance. Great Expectations is set in a diverse, modern London and it’s crucial that this story of social mobility has a cast reflective of its message.

Auditions are being held at the Old Red Lion on Thursday 12th October and the application deadline is 5pm, Tuesday 10th October.

To apply, email your/your client's headshot and acting CV to

Great Expectations is a funny, fast-paced and moving adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens, catapulting Pip into the 21st century. The script, adapted by Tom Crowley (Shock Treatment, The Quentin Dentin Show) fully reimagines the classic story for the modern day, while capturing Dickens’s humour, his humanity and his sense of adventure. Great Expectations remains a story about the ageless themes of unrequited love, the divide between the rich and the poor, and what it means to be a ‘good person’.

Pip is a council estate boy with no money, and no hope for the future. His mother, widow Jo Gargery, is a police officer struggling to provide for herself and her son. Before long, Pip’s life is changed forever after he meets mysterious fugitive Magwycz, the beautiful but troubled Estella and the fearsome, wounded Miss Havisham. Pip’s whirlwind adventure takes him to the heights of big city success – and into more danger than he could have ever imagined.