The Mystery of Charles Dickens

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 10TH NOVEMBER 2012

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Dates:
25th October 2012 until 10th November 2012
 
OPENING TIMES
2:30pm and 7:30pm
 
PRICES
£15.00 - £55.00
 

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To mark the bicentenary of Charles Dickens' birth, London's West End presents The Mystery of Charles Dickens at the Playhouse Theatre. In an exhilarating one man show starring Simon Callow, the production sees 49 of Dickens' best loved characters come to life with recitals from Dickens himself.

 

About Playhouse Theatre

A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing Cross and Embankment. If the exterior is a little too restrained however, the same cannot be said for the auditorium, which is a sumptuous tribute to theatrical excess. More about Playhouse Theatre

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LondonTown.com - The Mystery of Charles Dickens Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

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Embankment Underground Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
0 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
5 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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