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Friday, 16 November 2012

Dickens' Women at The Cultch

What the Dickens is going on at The Cultch this month? Why, for all you Harry Potter fiends, it's Professor Sprout setting up class! However, she's not lecturing on magical plants this time around. Instead, actress Miriam Margolyes is channeling characters from the works of Charles Dickens, as the world celebrates his bi-centenary.

Dickens' Women is a love letter to the writer of works such as Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and many more. Margolyes gives you a crash course of his life and uses characters from his books to help illustrate the colourful and sometimes dark corners that his journey takes us on.

And who knew I'd be so familiar with Margolyes work? Aside from Harry Potter, she's been in numerous films, TV shows, and plays, a lot of which I have seen her in, including her role as the original Madame Morrible in Broadway's Wicked

And you can tell Margolyes has a deep affinity for Dickens, her passion and enthusiasm coming through every pore. This was always the best kind of teacher in school, one who loves their work and subject and wants to share that with everyone. Of course, when Marolyes transforms into the different Dickens characters, it makes this one-woman show even more alive!

Dickens Women is now playing at The Cultch until December 1. Tickets can be purchased online.

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