Dickens Champions: meeting Miriam Margolyes
9 July 2012 / 0 Comments
Miriam Margolyes is currently touring the UK with her world wide smash hit Dickens' Women. As it says in the publicity,
Bringing to life twenty-three of Charles Dickens' most affecting and colourful female (and male!) characters, Margolyes presents her powerful comprehensive, and at times hilarious exposé of Dickens, his writing, and the real-life women who found themselves immortalised in his books.
Sunday July 8th 2012 saw three Immaculate Conception Book Group Dickens Champions from Southampton travel down to our rival city of Portsmouth. Passports in hand, we joined a packed theatre for the most fabulous, energetic and magnetic performance. Anyone who saw her cameo of Mrs Gamp from Martin Chuzzlewit on the Graham Norton Show recently, had a flavour her enormous talent. She kept us enraptured and left us wiser about Dickens the man and the women on whom he based his characters. Fascinating! After the performance Miriam Margolyes signed copies of her book - which to our delight also contains the script of her show.
We were ecstatic when Miriam Margolyes allowed us to have our photo taken with her when signing our books!
Watch out for our Dickens Champions' blog posts as they read and review their way through Dickens during 2012.
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