The award-winning actress and national treasure Miriam Margolyes returns to Malton for the third time to celebrate the town’s links with Charles Dickens.
Miriam Margolyes will be appearing on Saturday 21 December at 7pm at the Wesley Centre in Malton. BUY TICKETS.
The actress will perform snippets from her one woman show and talk about her extraordinary life and career. The night will include an audience Q&A with Miriam led by the great, great, great granddaughter of Charles Dickens, Lucinda Hawksley.
Miriam said of Malton: “I love this little place. It’s joyous, I enjoy being there and meeting the people. And it is in one of the most beautiful parts of England. It is lovely to celebrate one of our most precious writers in the town that he loved too. The Malton Dickensian Festival is a wonderful event, and despite my very busy schedule, I feel I must do what I can to support it and share what I can about Dickens.”
The BAFTA-winning actress was nominated for an Olivier award for her one-woman show, Dickens’ Women. The star of stage and screen has featured in Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence, Ladies in Lavender, and played Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter movies.
Miriam will be heading to Yorkshire straight after a run of the stage play in London of Eugene O’Hare’s Sydney & The Old Girl.
Alongside her prolific acting career, she has appeared on our TV screens in The Real Marigold on Tour, Miriam’s Dead Good Adventure, as well as Miriam’s Big American Adventure, with an Australian documentary in the making.
Clair Challenor-Chadwick, Director of the Malton Dickensian Festival and Cause UK, said: “Miriam is one of the busiest and most sought after actresses and we are thrilled she is taking the time to spend Christmas in Malton. She’s a Dickens scholar in her own right and hugely entertaining – it’s a real treat to have her back.”
Miriam added: “I admit I am obsessed by Dickens, but we see the 19th century through his eyes. He wrote about every facet – of schools, poverty, relationships and the politics of the day. No one can touch him. Dickens is the best. The evening will be enormous fun.”
Dickens’ brother lived in Malton, as did his friend the lawyer Charles Smithson; it’s said Dickens took inspiration for Scrooge’s Counting House from Smithson’s Malton office for A Christmas Carol.
Miriam Margolyes will be appearing on Saturday 21 December at 7pm at the Wesley Centre in Malton. BUY TICKETS