1799, Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor. Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk, has a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city's powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken--the consequences of which will extend beyond Jacob's worst imaginings.
On February 7, 2013, Charles Dickens' birthday, his most popular novel, Great Expectations, finally had its West End Première as the culmination of the bicentenary celebrations.Jo Clifford's stunning adaptation was universally acclaimed as a triumph on its UK tour prior to the West End début – 'its two one hour acts honour both playful demands of living theatre and the themes of the book.' The Times.Graham McLaren's outstanding, haunting, utterly...