Celebrating the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens

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The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Silk Street Theatre, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London (UK)

A comic masterpiece by one of our most theatrical of novelists, this landmark adaptation became an instant classic when it premiered in the 1980s. Encounter Kate and Ralph Nickleby, Wackford and Fanny Squeers, the Infant Phenomenon, Newman Noggs, Miss Knag, the Mantalinis, Miss La Creevy, Smike and a host of others, as we journey with Nicholas from Devonshire to a teeming London via Dotheboys Hall in Yorkshire and Vincent Crummles’s theatre troupe on tour in Portsmouth. Presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. Unreserved tickets: £8 (£4 concessions, Guildhall staff & students, Equity) available from the Barbican Box Office 020 7638 8891 (www.barbican.org.uk). Group discount available (020 7382 7211).


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Dickens' Women

West End Centre, Aldershot (UK)

As part of this year’s celebrations for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens, Miriam Margolyes reprises one of the greatest one-woman shows of all time in her acclaimed Olivier Award-nominated production, Dickens’ Women, for a year-long world tour. This production, especially created for the Dickens celebrations, gives audiences the unique opportunity to witness the extraordinary passion and talent of Miriam Margolyes as she portrays over 23 of Dickens’s best-loved characters, from doe-eyed young heroines and brow-beating old harridans, to men and midgets. A stunning demonstration of versatility and acting performance, she 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. Funny, moving, affectionate and informative, Dickens’ Women is a show for young and old, whether they are familiar with Charles Dickens’s writing or are just discovering him. 


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Dickens' Women

Oxford Playhouse, Oxford (UK)

As part of this year’s celebrations for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens, Miriam Margolyes reprises one of the greatest one-woman shows of all time in her acclaimed Olivier Award-nominated production, Dickens’ Women, for a year-long world tour. This production, especially created for the Dickens celebrations, gives audiences the unique opportunity to witness the extraordinary passion and talent of Miriam Margolyes as she portrays over 23 of Dickens’s best-loved characters, from doe-eyed young heroines and brow-beating old harridans, to men and midgets. A stunning demonstration of versatility and acting performance, she 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. Funny, moving, affectionate and informative, Dickens’ Women is a show for young and old, whether they are familiar with Charles Dickens’s writing or are just discovering him. 


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Dickens' Women

University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz (USA)

As part of this year’s celebrations for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens, Miriam Margolyes reprises one of the greatest one-woman shows of all time in her acclaimed Olivier Award-nominated production, Dickens’ Women, for a year-long world tour. This production, especially created for the Dickens celebrations, gives audiences the unique opportunity to witness the extraordinary passion and talent of Miriam Margolyes as she portrays over 23 of Dickens’s best-loved characters, from doe-eyed young heroines and brow-beating old harridans, to men and midgets. A stunning demonstration of versatility and acting performance, she 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. Funny, moving, affectionate and informative, Dickens’ Women is a show for young and old, whether they are familiar with Charles Dickens’s writing or are just discovering him.


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Dickens' Women

University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen (UK)

As part of this year’s celebrations for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens, Miriam Margolyes reprises one of the greatest one-woman shows of all time in her acclaimed Olivier Award-nominated production, Dickens’ Women, for a year-long world tour. This production, especially created for the Dickens celebrations, gives audiences the unique opportunity to witness the extraordinary passion and talent of Miriam Margolyes as she portrays over 23 of Dickens’s best-loved characters, from doe-eyed young heroines and brow-beating old harridans, to men and midgets. A stunning demonstration of versatility and acting performance, she 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. Funny, moving, affectionate and informative, Dickens’ Women is a show for young and old, whether they are familiar with Charles Dickens’s writing or are just discovering him.


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Dickens' Women

Alnwick Playhouse, Alnwick (UK)

As part of this year’s celebrations for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens, Miriam Margolyes reprises one of the greatest one-woman shows of all time in her acclaimed Olivier Award-nominated production, Dickens’ Women, for a year-long world tour. This production, especially created for the Dickens celebrations, gives audiences the unique opportunity to witness the extraordinary passion and talent of Miriam Margolyes as she portrays over 23 of Dickens’s best-loved characters, from doe-eyed young heroines and brow-beating old harridans, to men and midgets. A stunning demonstration of versatility and acting performance, she 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. Funny, moving, affectionate and informative, Dickens’ Women is a show for young and old, whether they are familiar with Charles Dickens’s writing or are just discovering him.


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Dickens' Women

Norwich Playhouse, Norwich (UK)

As part of this year’s celebrations for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens, Miriam Margolyes reprises one of the greatest one-woman shows of all time in her acclaimed Olivier Award-nominated production, Dickens’ Women, for a year-long world tour. This production, especially created for the Dickens celebrations, gives audiences the unique opportunity to witness the extraordinary passion and talent of Miriam Margolyes as she portrays over 23 of Dickens’s best-loved characters, from doe-eyed young heroines and brow-beating old harridans, to men and midgets. A stunning demonstration of versatility and acting performance, she 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. Funny, moving, affectionate and informative, Dickens’ Women is a show for young and old, whether they are familiar with Charles Dickens’s writing or are just discovering him. 


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Talk by Adrian Wootton at QFT Belfast

Queen's Film Theatre, Belfast (UK)

Adrian Wootton is CEO of Film London and co-Director of Dickens 2012, the worldwide project to celebrate the life, work and enduring legacy of Charles Dickens during the year of his 200th birthday. In this context, Adrian has co-curated the Dickens on Screen season at the BFI Southbank and produced the BBC/Film London Arena documentary Dickens on Film (showing later the same evening). In this illustrated talk, liberally sprinkled with slides and film clips, Adrian will look at the rich legacy of Dickens adaptations on film and TV from 1898 to the present day and describe how Dickens influenced the creation of the medium itself. QFT will also be screening monthly classic adaptations on the first Sunday of every month throughout 2012.


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Dickens' Women

Boston University, Boston (USA)

As part of this year’s celebrations for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens, Miriam Margolyes reprises one of the greatest one-woman shows of all time in her acclaimed Olivier Award-nominated production, Dickens’ Women, for a year-long world tour. This production, especially created for the Dickens celebrations, gives audiences the unique opportunity to witness the extraordinary passion and talent of Miriam Margolyes as she portrays over 23 of Dickens’s best-loved characters, from doe-eyed young heroines and brow-beating old harridans, to men and midgets. A stunning demonstration of versatility and acting performance, she 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. Funny, moving, affectionate and informative, Dickens’ Women is a show for young and old, whether they are familiar with Charles Dickens’s writing or are just discovering him.


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Dickens' Women

University of Massachusetts, Lowell (USA)

As part of this year’s celebrations for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens, Miriam Margolyes reprises one of the greatest one-woman shows of all time in her acclaimed Olivier Award-nominated production, Dickens’ Women, for a year-long world tour. This production, especially created for the Dickens celebrations, gives audiences the unique opportunity to witness the extraordinary passion and talent of Miriam Margolyes as she portrays over 23 of Dickens’s best-loved characters, from doe-eyed young heroines and brow-beating old harridans, to men and midgets. A stunning demonstration of versatility and acting performance, she 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. Funny, moving, affectionate and informative, Dickens’ Women is a show for young and old, whether they are familiar with Charles Dickens’s writing or are just discovering him.


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