PHOTO CALL: Garland, Callow, Ackroyd Bring Charles Dickens to Life

News   PHOTO CALL: Garland, Callow, Ackroyd Bring Charles Dickens to Life

Photo by Aubrey Reuben

British actor Simon Callow brings The Mystery of Charles Dickens to the Belasco stage thanks in part to playwright Peter Ackroyd (left) and director Patrick Garland. Charles Dickens opened April 25.

Callow plays the celebrated Victorian novelist, as well as more than 40 of his creations, including the jovial Mr. Micawber ("David Copperfield"), besotted nurse Mrs. Gamp ("Martin Chuzzlewit"), murderous villian Bill Sikes ("Oliver Twist") and the deluded Miss Havisham ("Great Expectations"). Performing without a mike, Callow makes his Broadway acting debut in Dickens.

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— By Christine Ehren