ACTRESS Miriam Margolyes brings her acclaimed Dickens’ Women to The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre in Taunton on Tuesday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 18 at 7.45pm.

Described as one of the greatest one-woman shows of all time and nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, Dickens’ Women gives audiences the unique opportunity to witness the extraordinary passion and talent of Miriam Margolyes as she brings a rich assortment of Charles Dickens’ best-loved characters to life.

Britain’s most compelling character actress pays homage to some of English literature’s most iconic women, including Mrs. Micawber from David Copperfield, Miss Havisham in Great Expectations and the grotesque Mrs. Gramp from Martin Chuzzlewit.

Driven by startling insight, Miriam Margolyes uses twenty-three of Dickens’ female creations to explore the man himself, revealing everything from the raucous humour of his characterisations to the darker, more sinister aspects of his life and work.

An award-winning veteran of stage and screen, Miriam Margolyes has garnered international acclaim, winning a Best Supporting Actress BAFTA in 1993 for her role in Martin Scorsese’s The Age Of Innocence, a Best Supporting Actress award at the 1989 LA Critics Circle Awards for Little Dorrit, and a Sony Radio Award for Best Actress in 1993 for her unabridged recording of Oliver Twist.

Some of her most memorable television credits include Old Flames, Freud, Life and Loves of a She Devil, Blackadder, Girls of Slender Means, The History Man, Vanity Fair and Supply & Demand.

Tickets cost £17.50 to £22.50 with concessions available.

Miriam will also host a post-show dinner on Tuesday, July 17 to raise funds for The Brewhouse. The evening consists of a five-course dinner from a specially crafted menu for up to 10 people.

For more information on the show and the post-show dinner and to book tickets, call 01823-283244 or visit <&bh"">