The Personal History of David Copperfield

Plays Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25 at the Michigan

Re-imagining Charles Dickens’ classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers— giving the Dickensian tale new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world. Emmy® winners and Oscar® nominees Armando Iannucci (IN THE LOOP, THE DEATH OF STALIN, HBO’S Veep) and Simon Blackwell (IN THE LOOP, HBO’S Succession) lend their wry, yet heart-filled storytelling style to revisiting Dickens’ iconic hero on his quirky journey from impoverished orphan to burgeoning writer in Victorian England. Starring Dev Patel (‘Slumdog Millionaire‘), Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Gwendoline Christie and more.

120 minutes. Drama/Comedy. PG.

Crafting a don’t-miss movie out of Charles Dickens’ 1850 doorstop of a novel, Armando Iannucci and a sublime cast, led by a never-better Dev Patel, add a blast of mad, modern irreverence that is totally irresistible.

Peter Travers - Rolling Stone

Nimble, appealing and attuned to the nuances of Dickens’ spirit, Patel is a good Copperfield for today, a bright young man who’s able to overcome adversity and go far.

Stephanie Zacharek - Time Magazine

So how would Dickens greet the latest film? He would, I reckon, be roused by its momentum and proud of its unblushing theatricality.

Anthony Lane - New Yorker


Friday, 10/23
7:00 – Main Auditorium

Saturday, 10/24
7:00 – Main Auditorium

Sunday, 10/25
4:00 – Main Auditorium
With a preshow organ concert
by Henry Aldridge!