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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

4.2 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings

Brilliant fun

A really well made and beautiful app which will provide hours of entertainment. Even if you don't stick to the suggested stories, it's lots of fun using the record function to come up with some funny shows!

Please add the ability to open and close the curtains - the best part of any toy theatre!


Great but there is a glitch with the function recording

This is a lovely app but we can't seem to record more than two act for Great Expectations - every time we try to record a third act it uses the new set but the same actions and recording as the first set. Very frustrating and mars an otherwise great app.


Pollocks theatre

This is an absolute delight! Is very clever and adaptable- children and adults will love it! Looking forward to being able to email finished plays. Really a lovely creative app- thoroughly recommend!


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

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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