First Performance 03/05/2023
Booking Until 03/09/2023
Running Time 2h15, inc. interval

Bleak Expectations is the riotous story that Charles Dickens might have written after drinking too much gin! And, crucially, had lived for another 152 years!

Follow young Pip Bin’s extraordinary exploits with sisters Pippa and Poppy plus best friend Harry, as they attempt to escape the clutches of the dastardly Mr Gently Benevolent, defeat the hideous Hardthrasher siblings, and defeat disaster at every turn!

Our tale’s chaotic capers are brought to life by an effervescent ensemble of actors, who are joined each week by a new famous face in the role of the now eminent Sir Philip Bin. The magnificent muster of guest stars includes Tom Allen, Adjoa Andoh, Alexander Armstrong, Jo Brand, Julian Clary, Jack Dee, Stephen Fry, Nish Kumar, Lee Mack, Stephen Mangan, Ben Miller, Dermot O’Leary, Sue Perkins, Sally Philips and Nina Wadia.

Don’t miss this “irresistible” (The Times) stage adaptation of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy series, as makes it West End premiere this May. Book today and we shall see you there. Harrumble!

The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist at any performance, as this is subject to a variety of factors including illness, injury, or events beyond the producers’ control. No refunds or exchanges will be offered as a result of an artist’s unavailability to perform at any performance.

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