Dickens' Women

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Dickens' Women
Miriam Margolyes 2008.jpg
Miriam Margolyes in 2008
Written by Miriam Margolyes
Sonia Fraser
Characters 23 characters from Dickens' fiction and life
Date premiered 1989
Place premiered Edinburgh Festival
Official site

Dickens' Women is a one person show written by Miriam Margolyes and Sonia Fraser and starring Margolyes.

The play includes 23 different characters (male and female) based on or inspired by characters in Charles Dickens' novels.

The Sydney Morning Herald wrote that the "elegantly crafted production puts the focus on the storyteller" (Dickens), highlighting his "obsession with youthful beauty and his baffling relationships with his sisters-in-law".[1] The Age noted that it "combines character sketches, short readings, biographical material and mordant commentary".[2]

The show was developed in 1989 for the Edinburgh Festival,[3] and Margolyes has taken it on tour worldwide,[3] including a 2007 tour to Australia and New Zealand. Margolyes was nominated for an Olivier Award in 1992[4] for her original West End season of the show.

Dickens' Women was taken on a world tour in 2012 as part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of Dickens' birth.[5]


  1. ^ Bryce Hallett (August 23, 2007). "Dickens' Women". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  2. ^ Cameron Whitehead (September 24, 2007). "Dickens' Women". The Age. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  3. ^ a b Helen Sims (30 November 2007). "Miriam Margolyes on Dickens' Women". The Lumière Reader. Archived from the original on 2008-04-23. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  4. ^ Dickens' Women on the 'Dickens 2012' website
  5. ^ "Dickens' Women Tour". Dickens 2012 website. Retrieved 20 December 2016. 

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