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The Mystery of Charles Dickens played to tremendous acclaim, then toured the UK and returned to the West End for another triumphant run before transferring to Broadway. This remarkable one man play is a tour de force which brilliantly interweaves Dickens' turbulent life story with some of his most memorable fictional characters brought to life by Simon Callow's breathtaking performance in this classic interpretation of the life of Dickens.
A vehicle for Simon Callow....it shows handsomely why he is one of our greatest actors. The Financial Times
"Dickens was a man possessed with a gloriously theatrical imagination to which Callow's magnificent performance does full justice." The Mail on Sunday
"Callow gives the story terrific wellie, conjuring up the cast of comic and gross characters....in Patrick Garland's brilliant production." The Daily Express
"At once you feel that he is akin to Dickens, above all in the force with which he claims the stage, the audience, life itself." The Financial Times
"Callow seems to be possessed by the characters in a cornucopia of identity crises as his body twists into the gnarled shapeof Mrs Gamp or dilates into the patronising chauvinist expansiveness of Mr Podsnap." The Independent
"The Mystery of Charles Dickens - the work of the renowned Dickens biographer Peter Ackroyd - takes us to the core essence of the Dickens enigma." The Financial Times
|Format||DVD | Region 0 | PAL|
|Language & Duration||English | 90 Minutes|