Directed and Devised by Peter J Adams. Miriam Margolyes and John Martin. Produced by Andrew McKinnon. Arts Centre Melbourne. 19-22 March, 2015, then touring.
Miriam Margolyes is not only a skilled actor, she’s a wonderful raconteur, a true storyteller. For two hours or so last night, in the first performance of The Importance of Being Miriam, she joked, rambled, confided in the audience and at times moved us deeply in a thoroughly entertaining show. Accompanied by the able John Martin on piano, Ms Margolyes was warm, unpretentious and thoroughly engaging.