"Great Expectations" featuring Gerald Dickens
SEPTEMBER 22 | 7 PM
LEWES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The Lewes Public Library Spoken Word Society presents Great Expectations, performed by Gerald Dickens.
Great Expectations is known as one of Charles’ greatest novels and is a personal favourite of Gerald Dickens. His adaptation takes Pip from the lonely cold Kent marshes and follows his journey into the respectable world of London. Along the way we meet some of Dickens’s greatest characters: Miss Haversham, Estella, Herbert Pocket, Mr Jaggers, Wemmick and the Aged P. Although simply staged Great Expectations is truly dramatic.
Gerald Dickens is an actor, director, and producer, and the great-great-grandson of the author Charles Dickens. In 1993 he created his first one-man show, a theatrical performance of A Christmas Carol inspired by Charles Dickens’ own energetic readings of the 1860s. A fascination with the life and works of Charles led him to write and direct further one-man shows including Mr. Dickens is Coming!, Nicholas Nickleby and Sketches by Boz. Dickens regularly performs in major theatres and arts centres, arts and literary festivals in the UK, as well as at hotels, stately homes, and on cruise ships.
NOTE: this event is in the Lewes Elementary School Auditorium (820 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE). Registration is required.
The Lewes Spoken Word Society (LSWS) celebrates the tradition and artistry of oral storytelling through lectures, performances, discussions, demonstrations, and other publicly-shared experiences. The LSWS is partially funded by the generous support of Becker Morgan Group, Browseabout Books, Cape Gazette, GFWC Zwaanendael Women's Club, John and Sally Freeman Foundation, and M & T Charitable Foundation.
Thank you to Byers' Choice Ltd. for bringing Gerald Dickens to the United States.