Eddie Izzard - Great Expectations (West End)
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Eddie Izzard - Great Expectations (West End)
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Eddie Izzard - Great Expectations (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

71%
(14 Ratings)
Positive
64%
Mixed
14%
Negative
22%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Ambitious, Delightful

About the Show

Eddie Izzard performs a solo stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' bildungsroman.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (14)

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105 Reviews | 11 Followers
40
Overrated, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if you like Dickens or Izzard.

Don't see it if you prefer full cast play.

23 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Talented, Entertaining, Humorous, Clever, Absorbing

See it if - you enjoy actors playing multiple roles - you enjoy a show based on storytelling rather than elaborate sets - want a playful rendition

Don't see it if - don’t like the protagonists performing style - want an elaborate production

35 Reviews | 0 Followers
20
Excruciating, Insipid, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You fancy a nap ,three people sitting around me actually fell asleep during the first half and they were in their mid 30s🙃this show is slow

Don't see it if You are expecting something good .don’t like Eddy /Suzi Izzard otherwise you will be really sorry you wasted your money Read more

13 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Delightful, Witty, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like dickens done different

Don't see it if You like classic plays

17 Reviews | 1 Follower
100
Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You’ve never read the book. Eddie Izzard’s story telling it’s very entertaining.

Don't see it if You would rather see the play with all characters played by different actors

7 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Unique, Engrossing, Entertaining, Charismatic, Clever

See it if You are a fan of superb (often comedic) storytelling and are someone who can visualise situations being described.

Don't see it if You want big set changes (there are none), or spectacle. This is an intimate feeling show

8 Reviews | 0 Followers
60
Profound, Resonant, Ambitious, Intense, Great writing

See it if Love Dickens or Suzy Eddie Izzard

Don't see it if You want singing, dancing or great scenery

1 Review | 0 Followers
100
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if You love Eddie Izzard and creative theatre! A very ambitious one-person show with Eddie Izzard-isms woven in!

Don't see it if -

Critic Reviews (5)

BroadwayWorld
May 27th, 2023

"Eddie Izzard is one of the great storytellers of our time, tears of laughter her currency, her stand-up shows selling out as once did Dickens’ personal appearances. She is a natural fit, each bringing her vivid personalities to the stage."
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The London Evening Standard
May 30th, 2023

"...this solo adaptation of Dickens’s tale feels like an act of hubris. The actor and stand up describes the show as theatre rather than comedy but it’s not really either – more a piece of lackadaisical storytelling that relies on a huge amount of goodwill from the audience."
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The Guardian (UK)
May 28th, 2023

"It is a moot point whether this show confirms Izzard’s credentials as a serious dramatic actor but what she certainly proves here is her unparalleled, really rather sublime, storytelling chops."
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The Telegraph (UK)
May 30th, 2023

"This is as glorious an evening of singularly rendered Dickens as I’ve encountered, the balance just right between Izzard’s familiar carry-on – that drawling charisma, that flouncing poise – and diligently serving the text itself."
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Time Out London
May 30th, 2023

"Fans won't be disappointed by this pacy two-act show, which showcases Izzard’s ability to hold a room spellbound as she embodies haughty ice queen Stella or gravelly-voiced convict Magwitch."
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