Simon Callow to play Dickens at Riverside Studios

Simon Callow is to play the Victorian novelist Charles Dickens in a one-man play at the Riverside Studios.


Dr Marigold and Mr Chops is two stories written by the writer at the height of his popularity. He performed them himself in public readings but they're largely unknown.

Inspiring, enchanting, compassionate and relevant these two one-man plays bring together one of the world's greatest story tellers, Charles Dickens, with one of Britain's greatest actors, Simon Callow. A Christmas treat, these plays haven't been seen in London for over 150 years, yet remain as imaginative and compelling as they were in the Dickensian era.

Callow is no stranger to playing Dickens. In 2000 he took to the stage in The Mystery of Charles Dickens, written as a one-man show by biographer Peter Ackroyd.

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