You can catch the wonderful Miriam Margolyes in Brisbane at the Conservatorium Theatre in South Bank on May 2 (8:00pm) and May 3 (5:00pm).
The show is described as a “passionate (and sometimes irreverent) discovery of words and music”. Miriam is an award-winning star of stage and screen (both film and television) and The Importance of Being Miriam is having its world premiere in Australia. It’s hilarious, heart-warming an thought-provoking – and Miriam is a treasure.
After a fulfilling career living in England, Miriam now has dual citizenship and calls Australia home. On March 2 this year she made news from her appearance on the ABC’s Q&A when she succinctly and controversially describer Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying, “I think he’s a tit.”
In this production Miriam brings to the stage some of her best-loved characters – over 20 characters including Lady Bracknell, Mrs Malaprop, Jane Austen’s Lady Catherine de Bourgh and Mrs Corney & Mr Bumble from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. In this unforgettable evening of theatre, Miriam also gives a fascinating insight into her association with many famous writers and is joined on stage by acclaimed classical pianist, John Martin. This is their first performance together since the hugely popular Dickens’ Women.
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.
The Advertiser (Peter Burdon, 26 March 2015)
If she isn’t the best story-teller in the world, she’s certainly up there with the best… The performance is dazzling.
Time Out Magazine (22 March 2015)
The Age (Cameron Woodhead, 22 March 2015)
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 (Vito Mattarelli, 22 March 2015)
If you are travelling to see Miriam Margolyes in Brisbane, Rydges South Bank is just across the road from the Conservatorium Theatre for all your accommodation needs or a pre/post show meal, drink or snack.