Outdoor Theatre at Knightshayes - Theatre6 present 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.

  • Booking essential

Adapted & directed by Kate McGregor with music and lyrics by Maria Haik Escudero.

“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)

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £15.00
    All ages

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Not suitable for young children.
Meeting point
Please park at the Knightshayes carpark and follow the guidance from our stewards who will be in high-vis vests.
What to bring and wear
Weather appropriate clothing advised Bring a blanket to sit on.
Accessibility
Accessible parking and toilets available.
Other
Gates will be open an hour ahead of the start time. Please aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time.

Contact Info

Name
Knightshayes
Email
knightshayes@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01884 254665

Upcoming events

May Half Term at Knightshayes

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-15:00
Join us for an exciting week of fun and games at Knightshayes for a very special Jubilee half term!

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Outdoor Theatre at Knightshayes - Theatre6 present ESTELLA

Thu 07 Jul 2022
19:00-20:45
Inspired by Dickens' classic novel 'Great Expectations', three captivating actor-musicians lead a re-imagining set against a backdrop of live music and song.

Adventure Cinema presents Outdoors Cinema at Knightshayes

Fri 02 Sep 2022
20:30-23:30
Join us for an evening of outdoors cinema over three evenings in September.