London's West End smash hit.
Following sellout performances in 2007 BAFTA award winning actress Miriam Margolyes returned to Australia and New Zealand in January 2012 for an encore national tour of her one-woman tour-de-force DICKENS' WOMEN.
Bringing to life twenty-three of Charles Dickens' most affecting and colourful female (and male!) characters, Margolyes presents her powerful comprehensive, and at times hilarious exposé of Dickens, his writing, and the real-life women who found themseves immortalised in his books.
From the 23rd of June 2012 Miriam returns to the UK for the start of her tour.
This strictly limited season is part of the worldwide celebrations of 200 years of Charles Dickens in 2012.
REVIEWS from the 2007 Tour
"Dickens’ Women is a tour de force. When she appears as herself, Margolyes sparkles with intelligence and enthusiasm and is full of witty erudition about Dickens’ life and work. And when she inhabits his characters, you’d swear they lived and breathed in front of you." (THE AGE)
"…I don’t think I have ever seen a better one-hander than Miriam Margolyes’ Dickens’ Women." (THE FINANCIAL REVIEW)
"It’s all immense fun, even if you’re unfamiliar with the novels. There’s an earthiness and a cleverness that feeds into Margolyes’s acting. She can pull faces and pull off dozens of voices, but there’s so much more to her and her work. There’s a creative spirit, a restlessness which helps keep a well-drilled work fresh and utterly live." (HERALD SUN)
"…a genuine chameleon. This is theatre at its most enriching." (SUNDAY HERALD NEWS)
"…her unique ability to deliver everything she promises is without parallel." (STAGE NOISE.COM)
"… a wonderful example of the power of an extremely talented actor…" (THE COURIER MAIL)
REVIEWS from Earlier Tours
“A virtuoso display…..Margolyes’ genius is to entertain, fascinate and challenge” (THE GUARDIAN)
“The rewards are rich and plenty… she adroitly informs as she entertains” (DAILY MAIL)
“Played with comic timing and emotional truth… a magnificent actor” (TELEGRAPH)
“Studded with brilliantly rendered cameos” (THE INDEPENDANT)
“Strikes gold….simply, this is a great evening” (FINANCIAL TIMES)
“Not only do the separate characters come to life: so do the scenes in which they appear…..the major credit must go to Miss Margolyes’ acting” (SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)
“..by any standards a tour de force...” (WHATS ON)
“Her passion is as much a subject of the evening as the author himself. Anyone who loves to read will recognise her devotion, her attention, and will be enchanted by her gift at transforming the pleasures of the text into the pleasures of the stage.” (LOS ANGELES TIMES)
“We certainly cannot argue about the quality of this wonderful entertainment and the extraordinary talents of Margolyes” (THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER)
“Miriam Margolyes throws herself into her roles with a kind of ferocious delight, both interpreting and interpolating her views about Dickens” (THE INDIAN EXPRESS)