Riel Theatre presents: Bleak Expectations Series 4 (Ep 3 & 4)

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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