Simon Callow will return to the West End with a reprisal of his role in Peter Ackroyd's The Mystery of Charles Dickens. The show, produced by the Ambassador Theatre Group, runs September 13-November 3 in London's The Playhouse Theatre. Richard Twyman will direct.
The Mystery of Charles Dickens features 49 of Dickens' best loved characters brought to life by one man, in an exhilarating performance which echoes recitals Charles Dickens himself once gave. As Dickens' remarkable life unfurls on stage, prepare to encounter some of Victorian England's most memorable and intriguing ladies and gentlemen. Travel to a land of pompous beadles and drunken midwives, and on through Europe and America to adventures and the most fashionable society parties. Witness love, hatred, comedy, passion and despair, in the company of one of the greatest writers of all time.
Callow is best known for his roles in British movies A Room with a View, Maurice, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, and Christmas Carol: The Movie. Callow has previously appeared as Charles Dickens in two episodes of Doctor Who, first in 2005 and again in the 2011 season finale.