Miriam Margolyes – Dickens' Women
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The magnificent Miriam Margolyes plays 23 women rumoured to have been linked to Dickens in order to discover more about the mysterious man himself.
Celebrating the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birth, one of the world’s most compelling character actresses, Bafta award-winner Miriam Margolyes (Baz Lurman’s Romeo + Juliet, The Age of Innocence, Blackadder, Complicite’s Endgame, Harry Potter) reprises her Olivier award-nominated production. Portraying 23 or Dickens’ best-loved characters, from doe-eyed young heroines, brow-beating old harridans, to men and midgets, she sets out to discover the man himself, revealing everything from the raucous humour of his characterisations to the darker, more sinister aspects of his life and work. ‘Highly entertaining … riveting … a virtuoso display’ (Guardian). ‘Hilarious’ (Independent). Ages 12+.
Richard Jordan in association with Andrew McKinnon, PW Productions, Pleasance.
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Miriam Margolyes - Dickens' Women22 Aug 2012
Appealing biographical show in the company of a true pro
Yelling with that unmistakeable voice and accompanied by the oh-so-refined tinkly piano of Benjamin Lee, Miriam Margolyes staggers onto the stage in the person of sozzled layer-out of the dead Mrs Gamp, from Martin Chuzzlewit. It’s a charming, gentle…
Interview: Miriam Margolyes, star of Dickens' Women1 Aug 2012
The veteran actor of stage and screen discusses Dame Eileen Atkins, salmon and Graham Norton
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