Following a successful West End season, the critically esteemed and thoroughly entertaining Dickens’ Women comes to the Glasshouse, starring one of the world’s most acclaimed actresses, BAFTA winner Miriam Margolyes.
The two performances at the Glasshouse form part of a national tour to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dickens’ birth.
Bringing to life twenty-three of Charles Dickens’ most affecting and colourful characters, Margolyes presents her powerful, comprehensive, and at times hilarious exposé of Dickens, his writing, and the real-life women who were the influence for the characters in his novels.
Mrs Micawber from David Copperfield, Miss Havisham in Great Expectations and the grotesque Mrs Gramp in Martin Chuzzlewit are just some of the characters Margolyes brings to life on the show.
Said Andrew Denton in his now-famous conversation with her: “Miriam Margolyes is just a little different to most actors. She has done Dickens but she has also 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 woman herself.”
According to Melbourne’s Age newspaper: “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 Margolyes is also appearing in the ABC’s new television series Phryne Fisher Murder Mysteries on ABC1 between February and April.
Dickens’ Women at the Glasshouse is presented by Arts and Health Australia in association with Andrew McKinnon Fine Entertainment.
For more information about the show, visit www.dickenswomen.com
Tuesday 17 April at 7.30pm
Wednesday 18 April at 11am
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