Richard Jordan Productions
Humber Mouth Festival 2012
In this production of Dickens' Women 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 performance, Miriam 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.
A BAFTA, LA Critics Circle, SONY Radio and What's On Stage award winner, Miriam Margolyes is described as one of Britain's most compelling character actresses. Her extensive stage and film credits include Professor Sprout in Harry Potter; Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence; Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet, Little Dorrit, Ladies in Lavendar, Being Julia, the BBC comedy Blackadder as well as recently on stage in Complicite's Endgame, and Wicked.
Funny, moving, affectionate and informative, Dickens' Women is a show for young and old alike whether they are familiar with Charles Dickens' writing or are just discovering him.
"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
‘Highly entertaining ... riveting ... a virtuoso display’
‘Miriam Margolyes strikes gold from Dickens’
‘Remarkable ... an unbroken success’
‘Simply this is a great evening’
‘Holds you in thrall from start to finish’