Riel Theatre presents: Bleak Expectations Series 5 (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, Ripely Fecund
Geof­frey White­head — var­i­ous invari­ably-doomed mem­bers of the Clam­pvul­ture fam­i­ly.

This week “An Alright­ish Life Sav­age­ly Frozen to Bits” and “A Writer­ly Life Made Dread­ful­ly Dif­fer­ent”.

Pip races to Antarc­ti­ca to thwart anoth­er fiendish plot by his evil ex-guardian, Mr Gen­tly Benev­o­lent. Then Pip and Charles Dick­ens engage in a nov­el-writ­ing show­down to find out who is the great­est writer in Britain.

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

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