Outdoor Theatre- Estella

Inspired by Dickens' classic novel 'Great Expectations', three captivating actor-musicians lead a re-imagining, set against a backdrop of live music and song. Adapted & directed by Kate McGregor with music and lyrics by Maria Haik Escudero.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

“I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.”

(Estella, Great Expectations)

As the ashes begin to fall inside Satis House, two unnamed spirits manifest. These forgotten women are here for a final reckoning and they won't leave until the past goes up in smoke.

Inspired by Dickens' classic novel 'Great Expectations', this ground breaking new play shows how devastating the truth can be in a world built on secrets and lies. Diving straight to the heart of literature’s most mysterious heroine – Estella - three captivating actor-musicians lead a radical re-imagining set against a backdrop of live music and song.

The multi-award winning Theatre6 (The Scottsboro Boys - West End, Persuasion, Gabriel) present ‘Estella’, adapted by Kate McGregor with an original score by Maria Haik Escudero and production design by Charlotte Cooke. We believe in the importance of placing unheard female narratives at the heart of what we create – through the re-working of classic tales.

It's time for the precious daughter of ‘Great Expectations’, Estella, to rise from the debris and step into the light…

★★★★ "A rewarding, haunting evening" The Telegraph (Gabriel)

★★★★★ “Captivating. Full of emotion and drama” Windsor Express (Persuasion)

★★★★★ "Brave, brilliant and unmissable. I urge you to buy a ticket" The Times (The Scottsboro Boys)

“This new adaptation shines a light into the female corners of ‘Great Expectations’“

(Tanya Ronder, Hex, National Theatre)

Prices

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  • £15.00
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Fyne Court

Prices

Admission free

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  • Gift Aid Admission
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If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Not suitable for young children
Meeting point
Fyne Court Courtyard
What to bring and wear
Weather appropriate clothing
Accessibility
Accessible parking and toilets.

Contact Info

Name
James Mcwilliam
Email
james.mcwilliam@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 07531706309

Upcoming events

Family folk singing at Fyne Court

Sat 04 Jun 2022
11:00-11:30
Matt Norman leads two lively and fun song sessions for all ages to join in!

Summer Solstice Yoga & Flower Crown making workshop

Sat 25 Jun 2022
14:00-16:00
Come and join Victoria from Roots & Feathers, to celebrate the summer solstice with an invigorating and energising yoga practice, followed by making your own flower crown or small posy to take home with you.

Outdoor Theatre- Dracula

Sun 03 Jul 2022
18:00-20:30
British Touring Shakespeare presents Dracula By Bram Stoker Adapted for the stage and directed by Andrew Hobbs

Outdoor Theatre- Estella

Sat 09 Jul 2022
19:00-21:30
Inspired by Dickens' classic novel 'Great Expectations', three captivating actor-musicians lead a re-imagining, set against a backdrop of live music and song. Adapted & directed by Kate McGregor with music and lyrics by Maria Haik Escudero.

Outdoor Theatre- Merry Wives of Windsor

Sat 13 Aug 2022
18:00-20:30
British Touring Shakespeare presents The Merry Wives Of Windsor By William Shakespeare Directed by Andrew Hobbs