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- Peter Ackroyd's latest play goes online
THE MYSTERY of Charles Dickens will be available for online viewing from March.
Those who missed the critically acclaimed tribute to one of England's greatest writers can stop fretting that Caryl Churchill's Far Away is taking over at the Albery Theatre. Better still, the internet version of Peter Ackroyd's romp through Victorian England features an exclusive interview with Dickens' star Simon Callow.
An emerging web library also makes it possible to enjoy Shakespeare and Beckett without having to venture to the West End. At a time when playwrights like David Edgar wrestle with Dickens and television continues to turn novels into costume dramas, only the internet need not adapt the stuff of the stage. With the help of the web, theatregoing looks set to become a less elitist pastime.