‘Break their hearts, my pride and hope.’ 

Obiter is sure a better fate awaits these bright young things who appeared last week in the Holdsworth Law Drama Society’s production of Great Expectations. The society, at the University of Birmingham, is the country’s only drama society for law students and specialises in plays with a legal theme. The idea is to allow students to unleash their creative side, while co-ordinating activities around their essay and exam deadlines.

In practice, that means Wednesday afternoons, says first-year student Katherine Warren: ‘We had to make do with only one rehearsal a week, finishing at 9pm.’ Pictured are: Jack Williams as Joe; Will Copping as Pip; Emma Beth Turnbull as Miss Havisham; and Suhani Gandhi as Estella.