Simon Callow Dickens double bill at Riverside Studios 9 Dec

Simon Callow is to star in Dr Marigold & Mr Chops , two one-man plays by Charles Dickens, at the Riverside Studios, in Hammersmith, west London from 9 Dec 2009 to 31 Jan 2010.

Directed by Patrick Garland.

MR CHOPS introduces us to the world of nineteenth century celebrity culture. A circus dwarf with social aspirations wins the lottery, finding himself taken up by high society - only to be thrown aside when they've got what they want from him. DR MARIGOLD tells the story of Marigold, a Cheap Jack (or travelling salesman) whose wife and daughter die tragically. He soldiers on, eventually adopting a deaf-mute girl and teaching her to communicate

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