Great Expectations is one of Dickens’ best loved novels. But what happened afterwards? Well two versatile actress/singer sisters present their ideas in a musical in September.

“Estella’s Legacy” tells how the anti-heroine of the story, and her daughter, try to rescue Pip – now in a far off land and desperately in need of medicine and money to save his life.

In the User Friendly Theatre Company’s production Estella is now middle aged and trying to leave behind the sadness of the past and find a brighter future.

Anne Graydon is an actress and singer, who is based in the North East, but has performed throughout the country – from the Jermyn Street Theatre, London, to Edinburgh University. Her numerous achievements have included leading roles in Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, musicals, pantomime and theatre in education.

Clare Graydon-James is an award winning singer, musician and actress, who is gaining in reputation as a playwright. She has given solo performances, throughout the UK and abroad, at venues as diverse as the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre, and the “Test Match Special” commentary box. The two sisters will collaborate, next year, in Clare’s musical version of “The cricket on the hearth”, at Dickens’s World.

“Estella’s Legacy” is at Eastgate House, Rochester on 14 September at 2.30pm. Tickets are £6 and booking is essential as places are limited. Tickets and more details are available by ringing 01634 332714