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This summer, see the cream of British comedy and acting talent take on the career defining role of The Narrator, in the riotous new comedy classic – Bleak Expectations.
‘ZINGS WITH INTELLIGENCE & IMAGINATION’ The Guardian
Based on the award-winning radio series by Mark Evans, Bleak Expectations takes you on a joyfully anarchic journey through Dickensian London and beyond. Follow the heroic misadventures of young Pip Bin as he battles mistaken identities, contemptible conspiracies and surreal plot twists in his quest to save his family and find true love..
A SPECIAL GUEST STAR NARRATOR EACH WEEK!
MAY: Nina Wadia, Dermot O’Leary, Sally Phillips, Robert Lindsay, Sue Perkins
JUNE: Julian Clary, Adjoa Andoh, Craig Ferguson, Lee Mack
JULY: Stephen Mangan, Jo Brand, Tom Allen, Jack Dee
AUGUST: Alexander Armstrong, Stephen Fry
Get ready for a Bleaking unforgettable night of laugh-out-loud comedy action, playing until 13 August at London's Criterion Theatre. Book your tickets today.
- Access Information
For access information please call the box office please call 020 7839 8811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cancellation Policy
No refunds or exchanges after purchase.
• 3- 7 May: Nina Wadia
• 9-14 May: Dermot O’Leary
• 16-21 May: Sally Philips
• 30 May - 4 June: Sue Perkins
• 6-11 June: Julian Clary
• 13-18 June: Adjoa Andoh
• 27 June - 2 July: Lee Mack
• 4-9 July: Stephen Mangan
• 11-16 July: Hugh Dennis
• 18-23 July: Tom Allen
• 25-30 July: Jack Dee
• 1-6 August: Alexander Armstrong
• 8-13 August: Stephen Fry
• 15-20 August: Ben Miller
• 29 August - 3 September: Nish Kuma
The producers cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist at any performance, as this is subject to a variety of factors including illness, injury, or events beyond the producers’ control. No refunds or exchanges will be offered as a result of an artist’s unavailability to perform at any performance.
- Where Do I Go
The Criterion is on Piccadilly Circus south-east side, by The Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain (Eros). The theatre entrance faces the statue.
Piccadilly Circus tube station, exit 4, brings you to the front of the theatre.
Latest customer reviews
12 August 2023
Stephen Fry was the tops! The rest of the cast were also brilliant, thoroughly enjoyed the show.
J Keitch Confirmed ticket purchaser
Very funny mad cap play
16 July 2023
We loved this. What a great concept and so funny. You didn’t quite know what would happen next at times! Very enjoyable and our teenager (15) enjoyed it too.
Rachel Confirmed ticket purchaser
2 July 2023
Bleak Expectations wad indeed very, very funny and just like the radio 4x show. Lee Mack was on top form and the cast were fab.
Lorraine Confirmed ticket purchaser
2 July 2023
Very funny and great entertainment
Bob Yerbury Confirmed ticket purchaser
30 June 2023
The best Comedy show seen in ages
Vijay Waza Confirmed ticket purchaser
Hilarious from start to finish
21 June 2023
An absolutely brilliant night out. Amazing cast who seemed to enjoy it as much as we did and who definitely deserve a full house. So I’m going back on July 4th!!
Jane Robson Confirmed ticket purchaser
26 May 2023
Great fun enjoyed by actors and audience together
Steve Llewellyn Confirmed ticket purchaser
25 May 2023
Clever, entertaining and fast paced an evening to be remembered.
Anon Confirmed ticket purchaser