Dublin Theatre Festival

Ambassador Theatre Group/Act Productions
United Kingdom

The Mystery of Charles Dickens

By Peter Ackroyd

Venue Gaiety Theatre

with Simon Callow
Directed by Patrick Garland
Design by Christopher Woods
Lighting design by Nick Richings
Cast includes Simon Callow

Proudly supported by

The British Council

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The Mystery of Charles Dickens

Simon Callow brings to life the extraordinary story of the turbulent life of Charles Dickens. As his remarkable tale unfurls on stage, prepare to encounter some of Victorian England's most memorable and intriguing characters from Mr Micawber to Mrs Gamp, to Bill Sikes and Miss Havisham.

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 and David Copperfield.

The Mystery of Charles Dickens is a new one-man play by the best-selling author of the definitive Dickens biography, Peter Ackroyd. Starring the award-winning Callow and directed by the acclaimed Patrick Garland, this is a wonderful insight into the life, times and mind of one of England's greatest writers, with the star of films such as Shakespeare in Love, Four Weddings and a Funeral and A Room with a View. The production visits the Festival after a hugely successful run in London's West End earlier this year.

"Callow is at his most robust, inventive, lyrical, sulphurous and controlled. Nobody could leave this show unmoved"
The Sunday Times

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