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GEST is supported by Göteborgs Stad, Kulturrådet and Folkuniversitetet.

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EXPECTATIONS


World premiere 15 April 2009

Also performed in Gothenburg 2010 and 2012

 

And at Contact Theatre Manchester 2010,

at Edinburgh Fringe 2012,  and in Italy 2012

Winner of the prestigious Fringe Review Award for Outstanding Theatre

For nine months I had been preparing for the biggest journey of my life. I had been waiting expectantly...

My suitcase was packed and I was ready. But we never could have prepared ourselves for the destination or the arrival.

 

Based on the author’s own experience, Expectations is an honest, moving, hard-hitting and often funny play. Two couples - one English, one Swedish - both prepare for the birth of their child but things don't turn out the way they had imagined. The play follows their different paths and in the end, all four are brought together. There are choices to be made, fears and secrets to share.

“Everything GEST portrays is with such power and care...a play that is able to surprise by being deeply sad but at the same time very entertaining. The performance is formidably well played” Göteborgs-Posten (Click the link to read the full review in Swedish)

★★★★★ "This play is heart-breaking and heart-warming, powerful and poignant, morally-challenging and morally-uplifting...when the play is over, you feel privileged to have seen it. It really is that good."

Fringe Review


★★★★  "Brims with insight, humanity and humour" Whats On Stage


"Snappy, Raw and Heartfelt" GT

"A real Gem of a play...written with honesty, elegance and wit throughout" Public Reviews

WRITER

Kristina Brändén Whitaker

 

DIRECTOR

Gary Whitaker

 

PAUL

Nick Ward (2009)

Steve Marsh (2010)

Andrew Sheridan (2012)

THERESA

Sally Walsh

MATTIAS

Johan Örjefelt (2009)

Mattias Åhlén (2010)     

Jonas Sjöqvist (2012)

KLARA

Kristina Brändén Whitaker

 

SET & COSTUME DESIGN
Ger Olde Monnikhof

LIGHTING DESIGN

Beate Persdotter-Löken

SOUND DESIGN
Ricardo Sousa

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS

Frida Hartvigsson

Anna Vikars

 

PHOTOS

Lina Ikse

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Lovisa Pihl

PRODUCTION MANAGER
Marcus Lilliecrona

ADMINISTRATION AND EDUCATION SUPPORT

Jen York

Trailer for Expectations: