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VITAL THEATRE
Current Shows
Dostoevsky's Heaven & Berkoff's Hell
Graft - Tales of an Actor
Stunning the Punters
The Gospel of Matthew
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight
The Man Who Was Hamlet
Past Shows
Against the Odds
Dostoevsky's Dream of a Ridiculous Man
Decadence
Ecce Homo
Hamlet
Hell & Other Tales
Judgement
The Remembrance of Edgar Allan Poe
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George Dillon in Edinburgh

1982-1985

Dillon's first Fringe was in 1982, as a student with Manchester Umbrella Theatre Company, performing in two shows a day including the lead in Pirandello's Enrico Quatro and sleeping in the venue, Zetland Hall in Pilrig Street.

In 1984, with Denise Evans, his No Alternative Theatre Company was the first to perform Decadence after Steven Berkoff himself. The following year his company Fusion also performed Berkoff's Greek and a new work Arrested Laughter (part-written by Jeff Noon) in which he appeared as Mr AntiChrist, dressed only in the contents of a tube of tomato puree.

1990-1993

Stunning the Punters in 1990 marked the formation of Vital Theatre and the beginning of an astonishing solo career. His staging of three short stories by Berkoff, Robert Sproat and Dostoevsky (directed by director Laurence Boswell) won wide acclaim including an Independent Theatre Award nomination.

In 1991 he appeared at short notice, but despite not being in the programme managed to sell out a three hour unbroken monologue telling a true story of cannibalism, Barry Collins's Judgement.

The next year he decided at just ten days notice to bring a Berkoff double bill, Say a Prayer for Me & Hell which again sold out in 4 different venues. This time he appeared wearing only a bum-bag.

1993 saw Dillon giving 45 performances; reviving Decadence and running three solo shows in rep including The Remembrance of Edgar Allan Poe, which he also brought to Edinburgh in 1996.

1995-1999

After a year off (when a solo Under Milk Wood which Dillon conceived and directed proved a Festival smash), he went way out on a limb in 1995, producing, directing and playing the lead in a love-it-or-loathe-it Hamlet ("Go and make up your own mind" Mark Fisher, The Herald).

In 1999 his performance in the title role of The Secret Life of Charlie Chaplin marked his tenth year on the Edinburgh Fringe.

2000-2004

In 2000 George returned with his adaptation of Berkoff's Graft - Tales of an Actor, for which he was named Best Actor on About.com and won the Herald Angel Award and a nomination for The Stage's Best Actor Award.

The next year he revived Graft running it in repertoire with Berkoff's Hell & Dostoevsky's Dream of a Ridiculous Man as well as performing in Beckett's Catastrophe for Komedia Productions.

The Gospel of Matthew attracted a second a nomination for The Stage's Best Actor Award at C venues in 2003 and the following year was at Assembly @ St George's West.

2010-

After a gap of six years George returned to Edinburgh with his own play The Man Who Was Hamlet in 2010, and he also directed (and co-wrote) Jade Blue's Against the Odds. The Man Who Was Hamlet received several five star reviews, and Against the Odds went on to win the Outstanding Direction award at the Atlantic fringe in Canada.

In 2011 he marked his 21st solo anniversary by performing six shows for two performances each over six days!


Productions

2011 The Man Who Was Hamlet
Berkoff's Hell
Dostoevsky's Heaven
The Gospel of Matthew
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight
Berkoff's Graft - Tales of an Actor
2010 The Man Who Was Hamlet
2004 The Gospel of Matthew
2003 The Gospel of Matthew
2001 Graft - Tales of an Actor
Hell & The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
Catastrophe
2000 Graft - Tales of an Actor
1999 The Secret Life of Charlie Chaplin
1996 The Remembrance of Edgar Allan Poe
1995 Hamlet
1993 The Remembrance of Edgar Allan Poe
Say a Prayer for Me & Hell
The Dream of a Ridiculous Man
Decadence
1992 Say a Prayer for Me & Hell
1991 Judgement
1990 Stunning the Punters (& Other Stories)
1985 Decadence
Greek
Arrested Laughter - Room 666
1984 Decadence
1982 Enrico Quatro
Intrusions

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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