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    Spring 2015 :: Great Expectations :: Reading/Auditions

    YAT will next meet at its regular workshop/rehearsal space at Collis School, Fairfax Road, Teddington from 7.30pm on Monday 26 January 2015 where we will be holding a read through for our Spring production, Great Expectations. This will be followed by auditions on Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 January at 7.30pm at the same venue.

    By Charles Dickens
    Adapted by Jo Clifford
    Directed by Michael Bishop

    Monday 26 January 2015 @ 7.30pm (Collis School, Teddington)
    Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 January 2015 @ 7.30pm (Collis School, Teddington)
    Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout February, March and April at 7.30pm (Collis School & Teddington School)
    There will be a sheet to confirm your availability throughout this time at the auditions. Not everyone will be required at every rehearsal.
    Wednesday 15 April to Saturday 18 April 2015 (Hampton Hill Playhouse)

    Click here for the official Facebook audition event

    Almost fantastical at points, Great Expectations is Dickens' seminal work revolving around themes of greed, innocence and gratitude. Jo Clifford's adaptation is told through a dreamlike state reflecting key moments in Pip's turbulent life. From his chance encounter with an escaped convict as a boy to the spectre like Miss Havisham and wickedly beautiful Estella, a chain of events is set in motion that catapults Pip from impoverished blacksmith's apprentice to the upper echelons of Victorian London. However, as the addiction to high society and self-preservation takes a stranglehold, Pip begins to lose sight of what matters in life…those who have been with him through thick and thin and who truly care for him.

    Dickens' story is as magical and over the top as if it were a fairytale and, at the same time, relatable and full of emotion. A stylised set, colour, projections, sound and perspective will bring the many locations and scenarios to life in a way that is not only visually beautiful, but drives the punchy narrative. We need a cast of extremely talented performers who are full of energy…which is why it is the perfect show for YAT. Please come to the read-through and get involved, this will be a fantastic show!

    Tickets for these performances will be on sale in late-March 2015 from www.yat.org.uk/boxoffice

    If you want to take part in this production but may have difficulty attending the auditions then please register your interest by contacting us on 0844 740 1970 or visit our Get in touch page.