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In this hilarious, heart-warming and thought-provoking show, internationally renowned actress Miriam Margolyes (Harry Potter, Miss Fisher, The Age of Innocence) reveals the full range of her immense talent.
Joined by acclaimed pianist John Martin, Miriam reflects on the family influences which have shaped her hugely successful career, and her love of literary giants including William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde.
Throughout this captivating performance, Miriam inhabits over 20 characters with a dazzling variety of the accents for which she is renowned. From Lady Bracknell and Miss Prism, to Romeo and Juliet’s Nurse and Juliet herself, Miriam also encores her Australian and international triumph of Gertrude Stein and a Companion. The best of Charles Dickens features in a showcase of wit, power and pathos.
The Importance of Being Miriamis a rare and extraordinary theatrical journey. The DVD was filmed live in the Canberra Theatre in May 2015, and includes a special feature: In Conversation with Miriam Margolyes and John Martin.
“This wonderful collection of personal anecdotes and passages from her favourite writers is yet another masterful performance from one of our most cherished performers.”– Australian Stage
“A tour de force by a genius of the stage at the height of her powers.”– InDaily
“Her voice is utterly captivating, and when you add to this her wonderful facial expressions, whether the formidable Lady Bracknell, a po-faced Maggie Smith, and many more, you have a recipe for success… Miriam Margolyes could read from the phone book and it’d still be a hit. And so it is.” – Adelaide Now