Venue: Main House
Date: Tue 04 Sep
Produced by: Richard Jordan Productions Ltd in association with PW Productions and Andrew McKinnon
Devised and Written by: Miriam Margolyes and Sonia Fraser
Music Arranged by: Michael Haslam
Fri 07 Sep 2012
Written by Charles Hutchinson
There were two men and more than 20 women in the life of Miriam Margolyes on Tuesday. Three men, if you count pianist Benjamin Lee, and you certainly should, for his piano introduction, accompaniment and appreciative laughter, no matter the number of times he must have seen and heard Mirian’s Charles Dickensian tour de force.
“I’ve been a great admirer of Dickens, a passionate admirer all my life - I want to share with you my relish in his humour, variety and vitality.” – Miriam Margolyes
As part of this year’s celebrations for the bi-centenary of Charles Dickens, Miriam Margolyes reprises her acclaimed Olivier Award-nominated production, Dickens’ Women which plays at York Theatre Royal as part of its year-long world tour that includes seasons at the Sydney Opera House, Jaipur Literary Festival in India and at New York’s legendary Morgan Library.
Dickens’ Women is one of the greatest one-woman shows of all time. In this revisited production especially created for the DICKENS 2012 celebrations, audiences have the unique opportunity to witness the extraordinary passion and talent of Miriam Margolyes as she portrays over 23 of Dickens’ best-loved characters, from doe-eyed young heroines and brow-beating old harridans, to men and midgets. In a stunning demonstration of versatility and acting performance, Miriam Margolyes, together with her audience, 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.
“Hugely Entertaining“ - Time Out
Tue 04 Sep 2012
Around 80 guests were treated to a very special audience with Miriam Margolyes to raise money for the Theatre's work with Young People.