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The latest addition to this wonderful app is the Great Expectations Toy Theatre in celebration of Dickens bicentary and thanks to the support of producers Beckman Unicorn.

One of Gwyneth Paltrow's "can't-live-without iPad apps". This app brings the much beloved Pollock's toy theatres of the Victorian era to the digital format. We have remained authentic to the original theatres, including going into the Pollock's archives to retrieve images of the original hand-painted theatres. The app allows users to construct their own theatre, choose their characters and then finally record and edit their very own plays, complete with their own audio. The graphics are absolutely gorgeous and will provide hours of enjoyment for anyone who is a budding director or actor.

This app contains the scenery backdrops and characters for:
* Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream"
* Dickens' "Great Expectations" toy theatre - the first time ever in toy theatre format as part of the Dickens bicentenary celebrations and thanks to Backman Unicorn, producers of the lavish stage production.

"... it's really, really gorgeous. Kids (or adults) can build their own theatre and make a play" - Gwyneth Paltrow, actress in Stylist magazine

"A truly wonderfully magic concept and beautifully designed app - genius and authentic idea for a new generation of budding theatre lovers" - Ralph Fiennes, actor

"a thing of rare charm and beauty" - Guardian, newspaper

What's New

Version 1.1

As part of the Dickens bicentenary celebrations in 2012, Beckman Unicorn, producers of the lavish stage production, have developed the first ever Toy Theatre for Great Expectations which is now available as an in-app purchase.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Beautiful, one of my favorites

Murdock Scott

My 3 1/2 year old son and I like to do little dramas on the stage and it helps him work out things he is trying to learn (like how to be nice). So not only is it fun but it can be usefull if you have a young child.

One flaw that costs a star, I personaly don't care for the new splash screen that can't be toggled off asking for in-app purchase as I feel this makes it less appropriate for young children. But perhaps this won't bother others.



If you are a toy collector - you know of Pollocks Toy Shop. The 19th century paper/ cardboard theatre is very expensive should you be lucky enough to find one. Here it is, perfectly reproduced and capable of being played with exactly as you would with the original. Can't wait for the new update. The designers of this app are incredibly inventive and have a really good understanding of the original toy. Make more!!!

Very Fun!!!


This is very inventive app!!! Any theater lover will enjoy this app!!! I would love to see updates with more shows and characters and stage features!


Zuztertu Limited
73.6 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Zuztertu Ltd, Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop & Beckman Unicorn Ltd


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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