In a celebration of London’s finest storyteller, Simon Callow tells the stories as Dickens, seamlessly interweaving the autobiographical elements with bringing his most memorable and intriguing characters back to life painting an unforgettable portrait of 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’s 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.
2012 is proving to be London’s Year and with the bicentenary of Charles Dickens there is no better opportunity to commemorate the genius of one of the greatest writers of all time.