Reviews: Reviews Are in For Great Expectations Off-Broadway, Starring Eddie Izzard | Playbill

The Verdict Reviews: Reviews Are in For Great Expectations Off-Broadway, Starring Eddie Izzard

Izzard plays every character in the solo show adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous novel.

Eddie Izzard Heather Gershonowitz

Reviews are rolling out for Mark Izzard's Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, starring Tony nominee Eddie Izzard as 21 characters. The adaptation of the famed Victorian novel opened December 15 at The Greenwich House Theater, where it began previews December 9 and will play an extended Off-Broadway run through February 11, 2023.

Selina Cadell directs Izzard who makes her return to the New York stage for the classic tale of convicts, mystery, friendship, rivalry, unrequited love, revenge, and redemption.

Read the reviews here.

CitiTourNYC (Brian Scott Lipton)

New York Stage Review (Sandy MacDonald)

New York Times (Naveen Kumar)*

Queerty (Bobby McGuire)

Theatermania (Pete Hempstead)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

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Playbill will continue to update this list as reviews come in.

The production features a set by Tom Piper, lighting by Tyler Elich/Lightswitch Inc., costume styling by Piper and Libby da Costa, and movement direction by Didi Hopkins.

Izzard has starred previously on the Broadway stage in the 2003 revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which earned her a Tony nomination, as well as Race. Her London stage credits include The Cryptogram, Edward II, 900 Oneonta, and Joe Egg. Izzard is currently developing a one-woman performance of Hamlet. Her film credits include Victoria & Abdul, Valkyrie, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, Across the Universe, Mystery Men, Shadow of the Vampire, The Cat’s Meow, and Six Minutes to Midnight.

Izzard isn't the only artist going the solo Dickens route this season. Tony winner Jefferson Mays' one-person version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, co-adapted by Mays with director Michael Arden and Susan Lyons, currently plays Broadway's Nederlander Theatre.

Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations is produced by WestBeth Entertainment and Mick Perrin Worldwide.


See Eddie Izzard and Creators of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Meet the Press


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