Chapterhouse Theatre Company is now in its 18th year of touring open-air theatre to country houses, castles and heritage sites across the UK and Ireland. From the first year of performances at some 30 venues with Romeo and Juliet in 2000, Chapterhouse now visits more 170 venues every year, and has become a greatly anticipated addition to thousands of theatre-goers’ calendars.

On Wednesday, July 26 at Hampton Court Castle, Chapterhouse presents Great Expectations, Charles Dickens’ unforgettable story of love, family and friendship, set in the depths of Victorian England. From the haunting marshlands of Kent, to the bustling streets of Victorian London, this epic tale follows the fortunes of a young Pip as he falls in love, finds his fortune and makes his way in the world. This beautiful romantic tale is brought to life with traditional music, full period costume and a whole host of colourful characters, from the dangerous convict Magwitch, to the elusive Estella, and of course, the eccentric and mysterious Miss Havisham.

Great Expectations will be at Hampton Court Castle on Wednesday, July 26 at 7.30pm. To book, call Hampton Court Ticket Office on 01568 797777 or visit