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DOSTOEVSKYS DREAM OF A RIDICULOUS MAN  



Dostoevsky's Dream of a Ridiculous Man

A would-be suicide dreams of paradise and awakes to bring the world a message in George Dillon’s legendary solo staging of Fyodor Dostoevsky's final masterpiece.

Though written more than a hundred years ago, Dostoevsky’s Dream of a Ridiculous Man is a timeless dystopian parable of human nature, a lament for our follies and our collective drive towards damnation. His address to the audience starts slowly, but the roller-coaster of optimism and pessimism accelerates to a stunning conclusion which is paradoxically uplifting.

August 1990. In the few hopeful months between the fall of the Berlin Wall and Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait, George Dillon arrived in Edinburgh with Stunning the Punters (and Other Stories) directed by Laurence Boswell. The triple bill, featuring Dostoevsky’s Dream of a Ridiculous Man, received extraordinary reviews and marked the beginning of a 21-year career as a solo performer.

Dostoevsky’s Dream of a Ridiculous Man is one of six shows that George Dillon is performing in Edinburgh this year in celebration of 21 years of solo work, including The Gospel of Matthew and his latest work The Man Who Was Hamlet.

“Nowhere in the world will you hear a sharper sermon about human frailty this Sabbath... the craft of acting carried to a pinnacle of virtuosity.”
SCOTLAND-ON-SUNDAY

“I am applauding an unapologetic display of virtuosity until the blood runs... he has the vocal precision of a Gielgud, the physical presence and skill of Marceau, and a heart, mind, and attack that are all his own.”
THE GUARDIAN

“My spirits are restored by George Dillon's display of theatrical technique, timing and diction of flawless precision... His Dream of a Ridiculous Man is my Fringe discovery.”
THE SUNDAY TIMES


George Dillon's Tour Dates

(as of Sunday, 26 February 2017)

Show              Date                     TOWN, Venue               

FEBRUARY

Workshop Monday
27th Feb 2017
LLANGOLLEN,
Ysgol Dinas Bran

MARCH

The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight will be touring to churches in the South East during Lent 2017 (1st March - 14th April).
Tickets for all church performances are £10/(£5 concessions) and will be available on the door or in advance online via:
Book now
(booking fees apply)
Tickets may also be bought in advance by phone:
0333 666 3366
(booking fee and £1.50 telephone service fee applies)

Tickets will also available in person from most church offices.

If you would like to see a performance in YOUR church, please contact George Dillon.
The Gospel of Matthew 7:30pm Friday
3rd March 2017
BARNSLEY,
Civic Theatre

01226 327000
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7:30pm Saturday
4th March 2017
BRIGHTON,
St Luke's (Prestonville)
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7pm Monday
6th March 2017
CROYDON,
St Matthew's, Park Hill
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7:30pm Wednesday
8th March 2017
HORSHAM,
St Mary the Virgin
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7:30pm Friday
10th March 2017
BRIGHTON,
St Nicholas
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7pm Saturday
11th March 2017
LONDON,
St Leonard's, Streatham
Graft - Tales of an Actor 8pm Wednesday
15th March 2017
CANTERBURY,
The Marlowe Theatre

01403 750220
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7:30pm Friday
17th March 2017
BRIGHTON,
St Martin's
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7:30pm Saturday
18th March 2017
LONDON,
St Peter's, Norbiton, Kingston
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7:30pm Monday
20th March 2017
WORTHING,
St John the Divine
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 8pm Tuesday
21st March 2017
STAINES,
St Peter's
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7pm Thursday
23rd March 2017
BEXHILL,
St Barnabas
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7pm, Saturday
25th March 2017
BORDON,
Phoenix Centre

01420 472664
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7pm Sunday
26th March 2017
LONDON,
St Mark's, Kennington
The Gospel of Matthew 7.30pm, Tuesday
28th March 2017
LEATHERHEAD,
Leatherhead Theatre

01372 365141
The Man Who Was Hamlet 7:30pm Wednesday
29th March 2017
NORWICH,
Maddermarket Theatre

01603 620917
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7pm Thursday
30th March 2017
LONDON,
St Mary-at-Hill, Eastcheap

APRIL

The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7pm Saturday
1st April 2017
LONDON,
St Barnabas, Southfields
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7pm Sunday
2nd April 2017
LONDON,
St Silas, Pentonville
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7:30pm Saturday
8th April 2017
BRIGHTON,
All Saints, Hove
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7:30pm PALM SUNDAY
9th April 2017
LONDON,
St Barnabas, Ealing
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7:30pm Monday
10th April 2017
BRIGHTON,
St George's
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7:30pm Tuesday
11th April 2017
BRIGHTON,
St Luke's (Queen's Park)
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7pm Wednesday
12th April 2017
HENFIELD,
St Peter's
The Gospel of Matthew 7.30pm, Thursday
13th April 2017
SWANSEA,
Taliesin Arts Centre

01792 602060
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7:30pm GOOD FRIDAY
14th April 2017
BRIGHTON,
All Saints, Hove
 
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