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Actress to bring Dickens characters to life at British Art Center

November 2, 2012

Miriam MargolyesAward-winning British stage and screen actress Miriam Margolyes will perform her celebrated production of “Dickens’ Women” at the Yale Center for British Art on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6 pm. The production features Margolyes portraying 23 of Dickens’ best-loved characters.

Acclaimed pianist Wei-Yi Yang will accompany Margolyes on piano with music contemporary to Dickens’ time. Yang is a faculty member and alumnus of the Yale School of Music.

Winner of a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award, Margolyes has appeared in “The Age of Innocence,” “Blackadder,” and the “Harry Potter” films.

Developed by Margolyes and Sonia Fraser for the 1989 Edinburgh Festival, “Dickens’ Women” has been performed worldwide.

Admission to the performance is free, but registration is required. Call 203-627-2001 or email to register. The program is made possible through the support of the Terry F. Green 1969 Fund for British Art and Culture. The program is part of an ongoing celebration across Yale of the bicentenary of Charles Dickens’ birth.

The YCBA is located at 1080 Chapel Street.