Great Expectations

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 1ST JUNE 2013

ADDRESS
Vaudeville Theatre, 404 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NH†
TELEPHONE
Dates:
1st February 2013†until†1st June 2013
OPENING TIMES
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat 7.30pm, Tue 7pm, mats Wed & Sat 3pm
PRICES
From £25

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Great ExpectationsAs a boy, orphan Pip has a disturbing encounter with escaped convict Magwitch in the marshes close to the home he shares with his haughty sister and her husband Joe. Soon after, the boy is dispatched to visit the reclusive Miss Havisham, who requires a playmate for her ward, Estella. At first, Pip is scared of Miss Havisham but once the boy meets Estella, fear is replaced by infatuation and he falls under the spell of the girl, who has been raised "to wreak revenge on all men". With Chris Ellison as Magwitch and Paula Wilcox as Miss Havisha, Great Expectations returns to the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre. To celebrate Dickens's birthday, on 7th February, a special live screening will be broadcast at cinemas across the UK. To find your nearest participating cinema and book tickets visit www.greatexpectationstheplay.com/cinema.

About Vaudeville Theatre

Designed by CJ Phipps, the Vaudeville is the third theatre to be built on this site. The current Vaudeville opened on 23rd February 1926 with a revue called RSVP. One of the theatre's major successes was in 1954 with the musical 'Salad Days', starring Julian Slade and Deborah Reynolds. More about Vaudeville Theatre

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Covent Garden Tube Station
3 minutes walk
Charing Cross Tube Station
4 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Charing Cross Railway Station
4 minutes walk
City Thameslink Station
16 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

St Martins Lane NCP
3 minutes walk
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
5 minutes walk

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The Savoy London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £209† 32% off
Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from Great Expectations
After one of the most ambitious restoration programmes in Britain, The Savoy was officially reopened in autumn 2010 by Prince Charles. Pierre Yves Rochon's three-year, £220-million ... More
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £83† 34% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £175† 34% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 5 minutes from Great Expectations
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes from Great Expectations
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
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Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 9 minutes from Great Expectations
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable profits ... More
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for ... More
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Sights and Attractions near Great Expectations

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Great Expectations
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
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Shopping near Great Expectations

The best shops and markets near Great Expectations
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
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Lush
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Unit 10 The Piazza Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose before you even enter these premises, which offer a huge mix of fizzing bath bombs to suit all ... More
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Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
This tiny shop in the heart of Covent Garden is crammed full of traditional toys but is probably most famous for its selection of toy theatres ... More
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Porterhouse Stout & Oyster Bar
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Expectations
Brasseries ... More
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da Polpo
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
6 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Expectations
A wonderful addition to Covent Garden (which itself is undergoing quite an impressive revival), da Polpo is the fourth restaurant joining the Polpo, Polpetto ... More
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Expectations
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from Great Expectations
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 13 minutes from Great Expectations
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
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Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 14 minutes from Great Expectations
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
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Great Expectations gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Great Expectations
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
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Light Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
The Light Bar on the ground floor of the stylish St Martins Lane hotel has some of the best cocktails in London - they make a ... More
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Great Expectations
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More

Vaudeville Theatre events

Forbidden BroadwayForbidden BroadwayAn updated version of Gerard Alessandrini's musical revue which takes an informal look at the history of American musical theatre. Included in the show will be irreverent takes on Matilda, Once and Miss Saigon, among others. Directed by Phillip George.22nd September 2014Saturday 22nd November 2014 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404† Strand† † † WC2R 0NH
Category: event
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Forbidden Broadway
event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES9th September to 22nd November 2014
VENUEVaudeville Theatre†
An updated version of Gerard Alessandrini's musical revue which takes an informal look at the history of American musical theatre. Included in the show will be irreverent takes on Matilda, Once and Miss Saigon, among others. Directed by Phillip George.
Will Tuckett: The Wind In The Willows (Over 5s)Will Tuckett: The Wind In The Willows (Over 5s)Will Tuckett directs and choreographs the Royal Opera House's Olivier Award-winning production of Kenneth Grahame's tale of the four woodland friends Mr Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger. The staging fuses dance, song, music and puppetry set to a score by Martin Ward, with narration written by former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, recited by Alan Titchmar26th November 2014Saturday 17th January 2015 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404† Strand† † † WC2R 0NH
Category: event
Will Tuckett: The Wind In The Willows (Over 5s)
event > Dance > Traditional dance - Ballet
DATES26th November 2014 to 17th January 2015
VENUEVaudeville Theatre†
Will Tuckett directs and choreographs the Royal Opera House's Olivier Award-winning production of Kenneth Grahame's tale of the four woodland friends Mr Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger. The staging fuses dance, song, music and puppetry set to a score by Martin Ward, with narration written by former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, recited by Alan Titchmar
Di and Viv and RoseDi and Viv and RoseDi and Viv and RoseFollowing its sell out success at Hampstead Theatre, 'Di and Viv and Rose', a heart-warming play by Amelia Bullmore transfers to the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End and Tamzin Outhwaite, star of the original, makes the transfer too. People you meet at university often become lifelong friends, whether you like it or not. 'Di and Viv and Rose' a22nd January 2015Saturday 23rd May 2015 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404† Strand† † † WC2R 0NH
Category: event
Di and Viv and Rose
event > Theatre > Comedies
DATES22nd January to 23rd May 2015
VENUEVaudeville Theatre†
Following its sell out success at Hampstead Theatre, 'Di and Viv and Rose', a heart-warming play by Amelia Bullmore transfers to the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End and Tamzin Outhwaite, star of the original, makes the transfer too. People you meet at university often become lifelong friends, whether you like it or not. 'Di and Viv and Rose' a...†More about this event

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