To celebrate of London’s finest storyteller, Simon Callow plays Charles Dickens, in this evening of seamlessly interwoven autobiography and readings from his books which bring his famous creations to life: painting an unforgettable portrait of the man himself in The Mystery of Charles Dickens.
Famed for his roles in Four Weddings and a Funeral, A Room with a View and Amadeus the critically acclaimed actor in both the UK and USA Simon Callow makes a much anticipated return to the West End stage in The Mystery of Charles Dickens, an exhilarating one man show following the hugely successful Being Shakespeare where Callow had “presence, relish and vocal command” (The Times) and his performance was “steeped in scholarship and love” (The Guardian).
49 of Dickens’ best loved characters are brought to life from his incredible array of stories, with highlights including Fagin from Oliver Twist, Scrooge from A Christmas Carol, Miss Haversham from Great Expectations and David Copperfield from David Copperfield.
Written by the world renowned historian and biographer, Peter Ackroyd CBE, The Mystery of Charles Dickens is a sensational insight into the life, times and mind of this storyteller whose characters are everlasting in the English imagination.
Simon Callow is the author of the Dickens biography Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World. Given his enthusiasm for Dickens, Callow gives a commanding performance that mesmerizes audiences.
The Mystery of Charles Dickens – Thursday 13th September – 10th November 2012
The production will take place at the Playhouse Theatre London
Press Night: Monday 17th September @ 7pm
Monday 7.30 pm
Tuesday 7.30 pm
Wednesday 2.30 pm & 7.30pm Thursday 7.30pm
Friday 7.30 pm
Saturday 2.30pm & 7.30 pm
First Midweek Matinee Wednesday 19th September at 2.30pm
First Saturday Matinee Saturday 15th September at 2.30pm
Previews 13th Sept – 21st Sept
Main Run 13th Sept – 3rd Nov 2012