New review: ‘Fair, tiny and only 17 years of age’

Laura Lammasniemi watches as Miriam Margolyes shows the variety of the women in Dickens’ life and writing

It is 200 years since the birth of Charles Dickens, and there are no shortage of exhibitions, documentaries and books marking the occasion. Miriam Margolyes’ show, Dickens’ Women, has actually been around for over 20 years itself, but this year it seems all the more relevant, and Margolyes is touring the UK with it until October before heading on to the USA.

In Dickens’ novels and short stories, there are over 2000 female characters. Margolyes presents 23 of them in Dickens’ Women, as well as discussing his life and his relationships with women along the way.

Laura Lammasniemi saw the show at the start of the tour. Click here to read her review and comment.