Your Stratford Stage: UEL presents a modern interpretation of ‘Great Expectations’


Friday 10th May
CHANGE OF LOCATION: UEL University Square, see map


Students from the second year of the Performing Arts BA (Hons) degree course present an ‘Immersive Gig-Theatre’ contemporary retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic Great Expectations. Set at UEL's University Square, this seventy-minute interdisciplinary production sees the students performing their own devised work across the disciplines of acting, music and dance, interwoven with Dickens’ classic tale.

Directed by Co-Programme Leader of Performing Arts, Tristan Parkes, this marks his directorial return to Stratford since he musically directed the Welcome Ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympic Games, which saw him collaborate with the rock band Queen and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.

Performance time: 7:30pm


Join us at Your Stratford Stage in May for a month-long cultural celebration of local talent. The packed programme will feature free workshops, live performances and activities designed for all the family from groups such as Sadler’s Wells, British Council, Stratford Circus and many, many more.

Endeavour Square, at the heart of IQL, will be transformed into Stratford’s stage. A space where live music, dance and theatre will come together to entertain the whole community.


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