Rehearsal photos have dropped ahead of the West End premiere of Mark Evans’ Dickens mash up Bleak Expectations at the Criterion Theatre.
Each week Bleak Expectations will feature a special guest to star in the role of the narrator, Sir Philip (“Pip”) Bin, and the line-up announced so far is very impressive!
Stars already confirmed include Craig Ferguson, Robert Lindsay, Tom Allen, Adjoa Andoh, Alexander Armstrong, Jo Brand, Jack Dee, Stephen Fry, Nish Kumar, Lee Mack, Stephen Mangan, Ben Miller, Sue Perkins, Julian Clary, Dermot O’Leary, Sally Philips and Nina Wadia.
Check out the Bleak Expectations show page for the full line-up and dates of each star.
The full ensemble cast – who appear in the rehearsal photos – include Ashh Blackwood, Shane David-Joseph, J.J. Henry, John Hopkins, Dom Hodson, Serena Manteghi, Marc Pickering and Rachel Summers.
This hilarious, fast-paced comedy is written by Mark Evans and directed by Caroline Leslie, based on the hit BBC Radio 4 comedy. The creative team also includes Designer Katie Lias, Lighting Designer Andrew Exeter, Sound Designer Ella Wahlström, and Casting Director Lucy Jenkins and Sooki McShan.
Bleak Expectations runs at the Criterion Theatre from 3 May 2023, to 3 September 2023.
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Photos: Bleak Expectations in rehearsals
Criterion Theatre, London