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Bleak Expectations has now completed it’s run at the Criterion Theatre. If you’re looking for a similar show or school trip please get in touch (hello@theschooltrip.co.uk).

Bleak Expectations is coming to Criterion Theatre, London this summer for a short run only. Based on the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 comedy, this intelligent, imaginative and hilarious show is not to be missed.

About Bleak Expectations

Bleak Expectations is the riotous story Charles Dickens might have written after drinking too much gin! And, crucially, had lived for another 152 years.

The chaotic capers of a young Pip Bin are bought to life by an effervescent ensemble of actors who are joined each week by a new famous face. The magnificent muster of guest stars includes 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 Philips and Nina Wadia.

Don’t miss this “irresistible” (The Times) stage adaptation of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 comedy series, making its West End premiere this May. Book today and we shall see you there. Harrumble!

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Bleak Expectations Celebrity Guest Schedule

If there’s someone in particular you and your students would love to see, we’ve outlined the star guest schedule below for you:

Nina Wadia – 3-7 May Dermot O’Leary – 9-14 May

Sally Phillips – 16-21 May Robert Lindsay – 23-28 May

Sue Perkins – 30 May – 4 June Julian Clary – 6-11 June

Adjoa Andoh – 13-18 June Craig Ferguson – 20-25 June

Lee Mack – 21 June – 2 July Stephen Mangan – 4-9 July

Jo Brand – 11-16 July Tom Allen – 18-23 July

Jack Dee – 25-30 July Alexander Armstrong – 1-6 August

Stephen Fry – 8-13 August

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Bleak Expectations School Trip Rates

Schools can take advantage of the exclusive school group rate – just £25 per student. Plus 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 students!

Min. age: Suitable for ages 11+
Teachers: 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 students (11th ticket free)
Booking until: 3 Sep 23
Days valid: Thursday matinees (2:30pm) and Tuesday – Friday evening performances (7:30pm)

All tickets subject to availability. Please enquire for further details.

Book your tickets now.

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The Times
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You can now plan and book a school trip to Bleak Expectations at Criterion Theatre from 3 May – 28 Jul 23 for just £25 per student! Plus you can plan when you want to attend based on the new star each week!

Book your tickets now.

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