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Watermill Theare presents Bleak Expectations

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Time 19:30
Date 03/05/23
Price £15
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  • Get ready for Dickens with attitude
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Week by week be joined by the likes of Tom Allen, Jack Dee or Sue Perkins in this chaotic caper through Dickensian London featuring dastardly plans, devilish disguises, and perhaps a happy ending…

Join a medley of much-loved faces including 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 Phillips or Nina Wadia* in this “irresistible” (The Times) stage adaptation of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy series Bleak Expectations. Each week a different guest star will regale us with the hilarious misadventures of the young Pip Bin – tragic half orphan, hopeless romantic and would-be-hero – as this glorious Victorian mash-up arrives at the Criterion Theatre for a limited season from the 3 May.

*Not all at the same time, obviously (that would be ridiculous)**

Bleak Expectations is the riotous story that Charles Dickens might have written after drinking too much gin. Follow Pip’s extraordinary exploits with sisters Pippa and Poppy plus best friend Harry Biscuit as they attempt to escape the calculating clutches of the dastardly Mr Gently Benevolent, defeat the hideous Hardthrasher siblings, and deflect disaster at every turn!

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