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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations

Opening Date: Dec 09, 2022

Closing Date: Feb 11, 2023

Running Time: 02:00

Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Show Site Icon

Playing @

Greenwich House Theater

27 Barrow Street New York, NY 10014

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Great Expectations is the 13th novel by Charles Dickens. Published in 1861, it depicts the education of an orphan nicknamed Pip. The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical, All the Year Round. Set in Kent and London in the 1820s to 1830s, it contains some of Dickens's most celebrated scenes, starting in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict Abel Magwitch. Great Expectations is full of extreme imagery – poverty, prison ships and chains, and fights to the death – and has a colorful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. These include the eccentric Miss Havisham, the beautiful but cold Estella, and Joe, the unsophisticated and kind blacksmith. Dickens' themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. Great Expectations has been translated into many languages and adapted numerous times into various media. Upon its release, the novel received near-universal acclaim. During the serial publication, Dickens was pleased with the public response to Great Expectations and its sales; when the plot first formed in his mind, he called it "a very fine, new and grotesque idea". 

COVID Safety Information:
Masks are strongly recommended, but not required. Safety measures are subject to change at the producer's sole discretion and based on evolving health and safety guidance and conditions. 
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 12

Show Notes

Show Notes: 1 intermission

Performance Schedule:



Eddie Izzard


Selina Cadell

Written by

Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Mark Izzard

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Full-price tickets

$62 - $92


Curb Ramps

There are five steps into theatre. A ramp can be made available if needed. Please alert the Box Office beforehand if assistance is required.


Located on the floors below and above street level. An elevator is available.

Directions Subway

1 to Christopher St, A/C/E/B/D/F/M to West 4th St


Seats 130


Elevator accesses the restrooms; no elevator access to the balcony


On the main level of Greenwich House, up a few steps from the street level.

Visual Assistance

Not accessible

Folding Armrests

None available

Wheelchair Info

Wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair seating is available in the orchestra. A ramp can be provided for wheelchair access.


None on premises

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By Subway:

1 to Christopher St, A/C/E/B/D/F/M to West 4th St

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