Thursday 9 August 2012: Miriam Margolyes
Managed to blip Miriam Margolyes today at the Pleasance, where she is starring in a play called 'Dickens' Women'. The play is a one person show 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".
The Age noted that it "combines character sketches, short readings, biographical material and mordant commentary".
The show was developed in 1989 for the Edinburgh Festival, and Margolyes has taken it on tour worldwide, including a 2007 tour to Australia and New Zealand. Margolyes was nominated for an Olivier Award for her original West End season of the show.
Dickens' Women is on a world tour in 2012, hence why Miriam is in the city. I have to say that Miriam was more than delighted when I asked her if I could take her photograph.
In other Fringe news today, Kryptomart and Isaw Stephen Sondheim's 'A Little Night Music' (wonderful) and the Oxford High School kids from Mississippi in 'The Talented Mr. Ripley', which was truly amazing!