The Mystery of Charles Dickens tickets


Simon Callow brought his acclaimed one-man show The Mystery of Charles Dickens to the Playhouse Theatre for a limited run through 10 November 2012.

Written by Peter Ackroyd, the play tells the story of one of Britain’s most celebrated authors who wrote beloved classics such as A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and Nicholas Nickleby. Taking inspiration from the recitals Dickens himself gave all around the world, the production gave a taste of Victorian life in the words of the man who described it best. In this exhilarating tour de fource, Callow brought Dickens’ story to life, as well as 49 of his well-known characters from Bill Sikes to Miss Havisham. The Mystery of Charles Dickens first premiered in 2000 before being revived in 2002. This production marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens.

There was a post-show Q&A with Simon Callow after all Wednesday matinee performances from 26 September to 24 October.

Cast Information

Simon Callow’s exceptional career in theatre includes playing Mozart in the original production of Amadeus, The Woman in White, Waiting for Godot, and Equus. His film and television appearances include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, The Phantom of the Opera, Acts of Godfrey, Jamie’s Dream School, and Doctor Who, while he has also appeared as a judge on Popstar to Operastar. His most recent appearance in the West End was in his one-man show Being Shakespeare, which played at the Trafalgar Studios after a successful international tour. He also appeared in a one-man production of A Christmas Carol last year at the Arts Theatre.

Show Length and Times

Evening performances for The Mystery of Charles Dickens began at 7.30pm from Monday to Saturday, with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30pm. The running time was 2 hours including an interval.