My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons proudly present an affectionately anarchic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ captivating coming-of-age chronicle.

Join Pip the orphan on a journey through his eventful life via hilarious turns and tragic twists; filled with escaped convicts, eccentric spinsters, mysterious benefactors and gut-wrenching heartbreak.

The Pantaloons are the “inimitable” (Guardian) and “wholly charming” (Times) touring theatre company bringing a vital sense of “play” back to classical performance. In our theatre, your imagination is just as important as ours.

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I’m delighted to welcome the marvellous, madcap and crazily inventive Pantaloons Theatre Company back to Billericay to perform their own twist on Charles Dickens’ masterpiece ‘Great Expectations’ in Emmanuel Church, Billericay on Sunday 30 October 2022. 

Adults £ 16.50 (inc fees) / Under 16’s £9.90 (inc fees) / Door £18/12 (if not sold out and are available). You can book your tickets here


DOORS OPEN at 4.00 pm


COVID 19 Please note that ticket holders will be required to comply with the latest government COVID-19 guidance at the time of the event.

GENERAL SEATING Emmanuel Church is theatre style with excellent views ‘in the round’.

HOW TO FIND US Emmanuel Church can be found on Laindon Road, CM12 9LD and is a 10 minute walk from Billericay station (25 mins from Liverpool Street). We are only 5 mins off the A127 and 10 mins off the A12.

CAR PARKING There is parking for about 70 cars on site – additional parking can be found on the High Street and behind Iceland (which is only a 5 mins walk from Emmanuel).


PROCEEDS From this event will be given to the Purple Community Fund working in The Philippines. I spent three weeks there in July/August 2019 working alongside some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in Asia, many of whom live on the largest rubbish dump in the world.

For more details please contact me or via twitter or Face book

Great Expectations October 2022 – Poster

Great Expectations October 2022 - Poster

UPDATE 29 MARCH 2022 Due to a significant shortfall in ticket sales we (The Pantaloons and myself) have agreed to reschedule this event for Sunday 30 October at 5.00 pm. Tickets purchased for Sunday 3 April will remain valid for that event. Ticket holders have been contacted directly. We apologise for any inconvenience. However, if you can’t wait until October, there is a performance on Wednesday 6 April in Chelmsford. More details here:

Don’t forget they will be performing War of the Worlds on Sunday 7 August in the Rectory Garden – hope to see you there!