Dickens' Women starring Miriam Margolyes
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|Sat 12 May ’12, 2:00pm–4:30pm||
|Sat 12 May ’12, 8:00pm–10:30pm||
Where: Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts, Cnr Greers Rd and Memorial Ave, Burnside, Christchurch City
Restrictions: All Ages
- Adult: $69.00
- Concession: $65.00
- Student: $30.00
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Sandra Roberts
Miriam Margolyes celebrates Charles Dickens’ 200th anniversary with her tour of Dickens’ Women in May 2012.
In the year of his 200th anniversary, the great writer Charles Dickens lives again thanks to Miriam Margolye’s vibrant one-woman stage show ‘Dickens’ Women’.
Mrs Micawber from David Copperfield, Miss Havisham in Great Expectations or the grotesque Mrs Gramp in Martin Chuzzlewit are just some of the characters Margolyes brings to life on the show.
“Miriam Margolyes is just a little different to most actors. She has done Dickens and she has done porn. She has been a penguin, a sheepdog and a glow-worm. You may also know her as Professor Sprout from Harry Potter. Her CV is as unlikely as the women herself.”
“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.”
Miriam plays 23 different characters, both men and women. They tell the stories of characters in Dickens' books.
"Learn about the greatest man who ever wrote prose in English. There's quite a lot of revelations and salacious surprises too." she laughs.