The Word Festival

Wed. December 12 to Sat. December 15, 2012

Celebrating the bicentenary of Charles Dickens!

Dickens' Women - $40/$30, $20 Students

December 12 - 15 at 8:00pm
December 15 at 2:00pm

On Thu. December 13 stay after your perfomance for a talk-back with Miriam Margolyes!

"A virtuoso display... Margolyes' genius is to entertain, fascinate and challenge" - THE GUARDIAN
"The rewards are rich and plenty... she adroitly informs as she entertains" - DAILY MAIL
"a tour de force..." - WHAT'S ON

Read the review from the Sunday Herald Sun

Critically acclaimed British actress Miriam Margolyes portrays over 23 of Dickens’ best-loved characters, from doe-eyed young heroines to brow-beating old harridans. In a stunning demonstration of versatility and acting performance, Miriam Margolyes, together with her audience, sets out to discover the man himself, revealing everything from the raucous humour of his characterisations to the darker, more sinister, aspects of his life and work.

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The National Theatre of the World's
Impromptu Splendor - $20, $15 Students

December 15 at 4:30 & 8:00pm

The National Theatre of the World's five-time Canadian Comedy Award winning and internationally acclaimed improvised play series Impromptu Splendor comes to the Young Centre for The Word Festival. Crowd pleasers and wizards of instant theatre, Naomi Snieckus and Matt Baram, with special guests Colin Mochrie, Debra McGrath and Chris Gibbs, unite as a crack team to improvise a never before seen play based on audience suggestions, in the style of Charles Dickens. Watch as they create a fresh, artful and provoking spectacle brought to life, through their mastery of spontaneous narrative in a collaborative live experience.

A Christmas Carol - $51 - $68, $32 Students

December 3 - 29

Written by Charles Dickens,
Adapted by Michael Shamata

Bah Humbug! Soulpepper Theatre Company will present its classic holiday production A Christmas Carol. Follow Joseph Ziegler's Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three ghosts who help him understand the importance of charity in the holiday season.