The Recs: Review of HAVISHAM

Havisham ★★★★★ Heather Alexander’s one-woman show, Havisham, offers a fresh perspective of Charles Dickens’ iconic Great Expectations character With the recent allegations of sexual assault and emotional abuse levied against Russell Brand fresh in the public consciousness, it seems unlikely that a monodrama exploring the untold back story of a Dickensian character would have so … Read moreThe Recs: Review of HAVISHAM

New look at Dickens’ Miss Havisham

Havisham - Edinburgh Fringe 2023 - Miss Havisham sits on a stage dress in a white dress and brown apron. She is surrounded by wooden crates and an old wooden rocking chair.

“1825. After reliving traumatic memories from her childhood, a young woman, arrives in London. She is full of hope and ready to embrace a fresh start. However, she soon finds herself as the leading lady in drama she can’t comprehend. “The gaslighting is subtle, the manipulation slick. Can Miss Havisham discern her fate? Or is she … Read moreNew look at Dickens’ Miss Havisham

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