Written and Performed by Heather Alexander
Direction and Dramaturgy by Dominique Gerrard
If you knew my story, your heart would break too…
1825. A young woman, newly liberated from the deep-rooted effects of an abusive childhood, arrives in London. She is full of hope and ready to embrace a fresh start. However, she soon finds herself as ‘the leading lady in drama she can’t comprehend.’ The gaslighting is subtle, the manipulation slick. Can Miss Havisham discern her fate? Or is she destined to relive the devastation of her trauma?
Havisham offers a fresh perspective of Charles Dickens’ greatest work of Gothic characterisation – Miss Havisham from Great Expectations. Miss Havisham is the embodiment of steady trauma and malignant rage. But how did she arrive at this place and what are the tragic secrets of her calamitous past…?
London: Upstairs at The Gatehouse, Highgate, 16-19 November
16, 17, & 18 November at 7.30pm
19 November at 4pm
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The best thing I’ve seen this week. Text and performance carried us through two decades with perfect pace and timing. There was no sense of compression to fit within the typical Fringe one hour limit. The crisis, when Miss Havisham realises she has, once again, been deceived, is played out in Heather Alexander’s face turning (with total believability) from innocent hope to implacable fury.
This deserves far better audiences than it had this evening.
This is a must see! A masterclass in how to produce and perform a one woman play. And such a heart-wrenching story. The hour sped by – I was captivated!
Spellbinding. Beautiful story with an incredible actor. A must see!
Brilliant! Haunting! Captivating! Absolutely spellbinding! We felt like we were sitting front row at the National Theatre. Don’t miss your chance to see this performance. It is best acting you will see in the festival.
Beautifully written, poetic feminist monologue. Miss Havisham re-thought