Eddie Izzard will offer a special performance of her solo version of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, which features Izzard as 21 characters, at The Morgan Library & Museum February 7 at 10 PM.
The performance, which will benefit Covenant House and The Morgan, marks the birthdays of both Izzard and Dickens. Tickets for the event, priced at $200, are extremely limited and will become available at noon ET January 27 at TheMorgan.org.
The setting for the special performance is apt: The Morgan Library & Museum houses a renowned collection of Dickens artifacts, which include the original manuscript of A Christmas Carol and Dickens' letters to Wilkie Collins about the writing of Great Expectations.
Izzard normally performs the work, adapted by Mark Izzard, at Greenwich House Theater, where the production began December 9, 2022, and officially opened December 15—read reviews here. The extended run is set to continue through February 11.
Izzard previously earned a Tony nomination for her performance in the 2003 revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Her Broadway credits also include Race, while her London stage credits include The Cryptogram, Edward II, 900 Oneonta, and Joe Egg. Izzard is currently developing a solo performance of Hamlet. Her film credits include Victoria & Abdul, Valkyrie, Ocean’s Twelve, Ocean’s Thirteen, Across the Universe, Mystery Men, Shadow of the Vampire, The Cat’s Meow, and Six Minutes to Midnight.