This week we continue the comedy series that may best be described as “Charles Dickens meets The Goon Show.” Written by Mark Evans, more recently known for the TV series The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff Starring Richard Johnson —
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Riel Theatre presents: Bleak Expectations Series 4 (Ep 3 & 4)

in Radio Drama, Riel Radio Theatre

by Edward Pearse on Thursday, 29 November, 2012

Riel Theatre presents: Bleak Expectations Series 3 (Ep 1 & 2)

This week we continue the comedy series that may best be described as “Charles Dickens meets The Goon Show.”

Written by Mark Evans, more recently known for the TV series The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff

Starring Richard Johnson — Sir Philip (“Pip”) Bin
Tom Allen — Young Pip
Susy Kane — Pippa Bin
Anthony Head — Mr Gently Benevolent; Jeremy Sourquill
James Bachman — Harry Biscuit
Mark Evans — Mr Wyckham-Post-Forburton.…, Thomas’ lawyer whose full name took 20 minutes to say and to whom — since he charged by the hour — “his name was his greatest asset”; Revd Supermarket; Waiter; Dr Cure-Some-By-Chance; sundry boys, gentlemen and chavvies
Sarah Hadland — Lily, Sir Phillip’s daughter
Geoffrey Whitehead — the entire dynasty of various evil families with equally unpleasant names.
David Mitchell — Ripely’s father, the Reverend Godly Fecund

This week “A Wretched Life Made Much, Much Sadder” and “A Painful Life Further Re-Miserabled”.

After an embarrassing disaster involving a bridge and a train full of puppies and orphans, Pip and Harry travel to America on the SS Massive Britain, where Pip begins a reading tour. But all is not as it seems and Mister Benevolent lures our hero into a gunfight at the “All Right I Suppose Corral”.

Join us at the Clarendon Conservatory from 7pm SLT on Thursday night or tune in to http://music.radioriel.org/

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