Calcutta Expectations

Love the idea of a Great Expectations set in India. Tanika Gupta has set it in Calcutta in 1861, and what could be more appropriate than post-Mutiny Imperial India? Extremes of wealth and poverty, hierarchical, imporous (is that a word?) social structure.

And, quite frankly, if it helps stop people writing ‘Haversham’ instead of ‘Havisham’, it will all be worthwhile. (I already emailed the National Portrait Gallery to correct the misspelling of Harold Nicolson’s name in the Hoppe show — they had ‘Nicholson’, of course. Once a pedant, always a pedant.)

Off to book tickets