Imagine having a fabulous great-aunt who has led a fascinating, slightly wicked life, is a brilliant storyteller and happens to have a wonderful collection of books at her house. This is what The Importance of Being Miriam put me in mind of. During the two-hour-long show, Miriam Margolyes performs various monologues and readings from her… Read more.
From The Dunstan Playhouse’s stage, adorned with Victorian era dresses, the Brookman boys (CEO Rob and his son Artistic Director Geordie) revealed the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s 2015 season. Introduced under the banner of “Many Worlds in One” were nine plays they hope will continue to improve the company’s recent upswing in attendances. “Theatre… Read more.
With its powerful, enchanting cast, cohesive design and diverse, contemporary plot, Neighbourhood Watch is one of the State Theatre Company’s best productions in a long time. Neighbourhood Watch follows the story of naïve aspiring actor Catherine (Eleanor Stankiewicz) and her friendship with her elderly neighbour, the headstrong refugee Ana (Miriam Margolyes). The characters are well-developed,… Read more.
This year marks two hundred years of Charles Dickens and twenty-four years of Dickens’ Women, the internationally acclaimed one woman show written by BAFTA winner Miriam Margoyles and Director Sonia Fraser. Dickens’ Women was last seen in Australia for sell-out shows in 2007 and has returned for an encore season to mark the world-wide celebrations… Read more.
World renowned actor Miriam Margolyes celebrates Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday with her Australian tour of Dickens’ Women this year. From February to April 2012, the great writer Charles Dickens lives again, thanks to Miriam Margolyes’ vibrant one-woman stage show. Margolyes has starred in Harry Potter (Professor Sprout), Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet (Nurse) and countless other films, plays… Read more.