Gone Full Havisham

Theatre (solo show, storytelling)

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  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Award-winning actress and writer Irene Kelleher (Game of Thrones) invites you to the honeymoon suite where Emily sits alone in her wedding dress, the modern-day reincarnation of Charles Dickens' Miss Havisham. She is currently trending on social media since her breakdown was viewed by thousands who watched her wedding day being live-streamed. This is one woman who isn't afraid to tell it like it is: the grit, the grime, ice, fire and stench of rotting flowers. #GoneFullHavisham. ‘A writer to watch’ **** (Stage). ***** (BroadwayBaby.com). ***** (The Argus). **** (ArtReview.com). **** (EdinburghGuide.com).

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Patrons enter the building via either 3 shallow steps or the platform lift at the front of the building. Please note the platform lift is only suitable for manual wheelchairs and not power wheelchairs. The Dram can be accessed via the building lift to the 1st floor. The Accessible toilet is located on the Basement level. Please make yourself known to a member of staff (in a pink t-shirt) if you require assistance or require a specific seat.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 25 days ago

Come nearer, boy. Let me look at you. The 1946 film of Great Expectations, directed by David Lean, is the perfect reference point for Gone Full Havisham. The scene of the quaking young Pip, head bowed, approaching the magnificently cobwebbed Martita Hunt, replays on a flickering black and white back-drop....

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UK Theatre Web (4/5 stars) 33 days ago

A powerful and compelling performance from Irene Kelleher in her own play.

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Across the Arts (4/5 stars) 38 days ago

Part-performance art, part-dramatic monologue, Irene Kelleher's Gone Full Havisham is an enthralling, gross and explosive hour of theatre. It invites you into the decaying bridal suite of Emily Halloran, a woman who was spectacularly jilted by her husband during a live social media broadcast. Six months later, she still sits in her bridal dress and curls, smashing her keyboard to a hoard of online vultures and telling the tale of her destruction.

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 40 days ago

Catapulting Dickens into the 21st century, this masterstroke genius of spin-offs introduces Emily Halloran, live streaming to us from her penthouse honeymoon suite. Here she has resided for five months, where the world has watched her breakdown live. We behold Emily in the solitude of her room, a broken and...

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