An evening with Simon Callow

An evening with Simon CallowSimon Callow is one of the most English of English actors on stage and screen. With performances ranging through Four Weddings and a Funeral, Room with a View and Amadeus to (most recently) Waiting for Godot in the West End with Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, he is as versatile as he is unmistakeable, and as much at home in comedy as in tragedy.

The blend of the comic, bizarre and poignent is one of the qualities he loves about Charles Dickens, whom he played in an episode of Doctor Who. He asks the Doctor “Will my books still be read in the future?” “Yes” the Doctor replies. “How long for”? “Forever,” Simon callow’s love affair with Dickens is long-standing, and tonight he is Charles Dickens, talking about him, reading from the works, conveying what he calls “the energy, the generosity, the endless inventiveness”

Don’t miss this opportunity to see him at Uppingham, to have an early taste of the 2012 celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Dickens’ birth. Find out why Simon Callow suspects “he was the greatest storyteller that ever lived.”

‘Simon Callow wears the mantle of Charles Dickens as comfortably as a Victorian gentleman might have sported a velvet smoking jacket’. The Guardian

Sun 4 Dec at 7.30pm Uppingham Theatre

Tickets £15.00 Concessions £13.00
post-show buffet £10.00, bookable only by
phone on: 01572 820820 (numbers are limited)

Event date: 
Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 00:00