Linda Marlowe gives a perfect performance as one of Dickens’ finest creations – the tragic Miss Havisham – in this spectacular production. Telling the tale of Great Expectations from her brilliantly satirical point of view, she brings the tale alive for a new audience, while conjuring tricks and the skilful use of media keep this production fresh and interesting. Marlowe skilfully holds the audience’s attention in the palm of her hand throughout the whole play, especially in the scenes where the true dark potential of her character is really unleashed. Switching constantly between narrator and actor in her tale, without ever losing the believability of her role, Marlowe is eerily convincing as the jilted woman who never recovered. The most enjoyable adaptation of Dickens I’ve seen.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 1-27 Aug(not 8,15), 3.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Charlotte Ryan]