The Mystery of Charles Dickens add extra week to its run

The Mystery of Charles Dickens, by Peter Ackroyd, starring Simon Callow, has added an extra week to its run.

The play opens at the Playhouse Theatre 17 Sep 2012, following previews 13 Sep - and is now taking bookings to 10 Nov 2012.

Simon Callow starred in The Mystery of Charles Dickens 12 years ago in 2000 at the Comedy & Albery Theatres.

This production is directed Richard Twyman, designed by Christopher Woods, lighting by Nick Richings.

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.

Simon Callow's extensive theatre credits include Being Shakespeare at Trafalgar Studios 1 in 2011 & 2012, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night at the Cottesloe National Theatre in 2011; Waiting for Godot at the Haymarket in 2009; The Holy Terror at the Duke of York's in 2004; Through the Leaves at the Duchess in 2003. His film credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love.

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