The Mystery of Charles Dickens

Venue: 
Playhouse Theatre
Location: 
West End

Cast Simon Callow 49 of Dickens' best loved characters brought to life by one man. As Dickens' remarkable life unfurls on stage, prepare to encounter some of Victorian England's most memorable and intriguing ladies and gentlemen. Travel to a land of pompous beadles and drunken midwives, and on through Europe and America to adventures and the most fashionable society parties. Witness love, hatred, comedy, passion and despair, in the company of one of the greatest writers of all time: the creator of The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, A Tale Of Two Cities and David Copperfield.

By: 
Peter Ackroyd
The Mystery of Charles Dickens Schedule
Opening date: 
Thursday, 13 September, 2012
Booking to: 
Saturday, 10 November, 2012
Address:
Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE
Nearest tube:
Embankment

Our Review

Right from the start of this one-man show, Simon Callow sets what can only be described as a cracking pace – reflecting, perhaps, the energy and dynamism of the man the play is actually about.

Charles Dickens (1812 to 1870) brought to the world a unique range of extraordinary characters many of which can be named and described by those who otherwise might not be even vaguely interested... Read more

Every so often something comes along that just seems a perfect case of dramatic serendipity. Simon Callow's welcome return to the West End in a one man show about the life and work of Charles Dickens is a case in point. It seems entirely apt this brilliant study of a novelist whose name was synonymous with the capital should be scripted by contemporary writer Peter Ackroyd who's also becoming... Read more

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