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Great ExpectationsAs a boy, orphan Pip has a disturbing encounter with escaped convict Magwitch in the marshes close to the home he shares with his haughty sister and her husband Joe. Soon after, the boy is dispatched to visit the reclusive Miss Havisham, who requires a playmate for her ward, Estella. At first, Pip is scared of Miss Havisham but once the boy meets Estella, fear is replaced by infatuation and he falls under the spell of the girl, who has been raised "to wreak revenge on all men". With Chris Ellison as Magwitch and Paula Wilcox as Miss Havisha, Great Expectations returns to the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre. To celebrate Dickens's birthday, on 7th February, a special live screening will be broadcast at cinemas across the UK. To find your nearest participating cinema and book tickets visit www.greatexpectationstheplay.com/cinema.

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Designed by CJ Phipps, the Vaudeville is the third theatre to be built on this site. The current Vaudeville opened on 23rd February 1926 with a revue called RSVP. One of the theatre's major successes was in 1954 with the musical 'Salad Days', starring Julian Slade and Deborah Reynolds. More about Vaudeville Theatre

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Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £78† 33% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £189† 42% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £100† 37% off
The Strand, WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
Great Expectations, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
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Young Frankenstein
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th September 2017 to 10th February 2018
Great Expectations, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 4 minutes from Great Expectations
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
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The Lieutenant Of Inishmore
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 23rd June to 8th September 2018
Great Expectations, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 4 minutes from Great Expectations
Poldark star Aidan Turner makes his West End stage debut this June, starring as terrorist Mad Padraic in Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Michael Grandage ...More
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable profits ... More
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre community. ... More
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
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Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
This tiny shop in the heart of Covent Garden is crammed full of traditional toys but is probably most famous for its selection of toy theatres ... More
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Lush
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Unit 10 The Piazza Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
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Porterhouse Stout & Oyster Bar
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
21 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Expectations
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Expectations
New Zealanders take their burgers pretty seriously, and back in 2001 three Kiwis living in London found themselves homesick from the lack of well-crafted quality burgers ... More
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Big Easy Covent Garden
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12 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Great Expectations
Located in a former electricity power station, set over three floors and occupying 10,000 square feet, the famous American Big Easy restaurant comes to Covent Garden ... More
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from Great Expectations
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Great Expectations
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 7 minutes from Great Expectations
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12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
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47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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London > Nightlife > Bars
20 Bedford Street, WC2E | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
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London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
A speakeasy bar with a twist, B.Y.O.C is a cocktail bar that doesn't stock any alcohol. But, before snubbing it in disgust, you can relax in ... More
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45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
Set behind the facade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at ... More
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8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Great Expectations
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45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Great Expectations
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Great Expectations
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More

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Lady Windermere's FanLady Windermere's FanLady Windermere's FanKathy Burke directs the second salvo of Dominic Dromgoole's Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, staged by Classic Spring, the new theatre company from the former Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe. Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop and Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders appear in the biting comedy of clashing classes and cultures. The dr2018-01-23T19:30:00+00002018-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404† Strand† † † WC2R 0NH
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event > Theatre > Comedies
PRICING£19.50-£55, Premium Seats £75
DATES12th January to 7th April 2018
VENUEVaudeville Theatre
Kathy Burke directs the second salvo of Dominic Dromgoole's Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, staged by Classic Spring, the new theatre company from the former Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe. Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop and Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders appear in the biting comedy of clashing classes and cultures. The dr...†More about this event
The Selfish GiantThe Selfish GiantBill Buckhurst directs a concert staging of a family-friendly folk opera composed by three-time BRIT and Ivor Novello award winner Guy Chambers, adapted from Oscar Wilde's classic children's story of the same title about a giant, who refuses to allow children to play in his beautiful garden. A Classic Spring Theatre Company and Royal and Derngate, 2018-04-10T19:30:00+01002018-04-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404† Strand† † † WC2R 0NH
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The Selfish Giant
An Ideal HusbandAn Ideal HusbandThe Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville continues with the enduring popular comedy of class and political chicanery about an ambitious government minister, Sir Robert Chiltern, who ascent to the upper echelons of power is thwarted by the arrival of Mrs Cheveley in London.2018-04-20T19:30:00+01002018-07-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404† Strand† † † WC2R 0NH
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An Ideal Husband
The Importance Of Being EarnestThe Importance Of Being EarnestClassic Spring's Oscar Wilde Season concludes with the evergreen comedy of romantic entanglements and dual identities, in which the imperious Lady Bracknell casts a baleful eye over the vacillations of Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily.2018-07-20T19:30:00+01002018-10-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Vaudeville Theatre, 404† Strand† † † WC2R 0NH
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Theatre | Until 25th March 2018 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Great Expectations

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
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