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Winner of a Herald 'Angel' Award, short-listed for The Stage's 'Best Actor in Edinburgh', and acclaimed by critics and audiences in ten countries, Dillon's solo staging of Berkoff's Graft - Tales of an Actor is both a unique master-class in the craft of acting and a savage cautionary tale about the perils of entering the theatrical profession.

Graft is ten chapters in the life and many deaths of Harry - a dedicated actor, who is often out of work, rejected and desperate to practise his craft. From his first audition to his final curtain Graft unflinchingly exposes the reality and questions the sacrifice.

“One show all those Edinburgh hopefuls should see!”
The Guardian

“Holds the audience so rapt I am convinced we collectively stopped breathing... the most compelling storytelling you will see!”
The Herald

“Berkoff: Brutal, compassionate, brilliant. Examines the actor's soul with a precision that is acutely painful and appallingly funny!”
Richard E Grant

“The best example to watch how to perform is George Dillon.”
Steven Berkoff


From the acerbic pen of theatre legend, Steven Berkoff, comes the life story of Harry, a good actor and a dedicated artist, who is often out of work, rejected and desperate to practise his craft. From his first audition to enter drama school to his final curtain at Leicester Square, GRAFT unflinchingly exposes the reality and questions the sacrifice.

“Graft blow-torches the facade off the acting world and is stunningly executed by the genius of George Dillon. Vocally compelling, Dillon is an actor with it all. His electric desperation and vitriol collide with painful cravings of the soul to produce a truly powerful performance. Never indulgent, Dillon's physicality is organically and poignantly precise. His own idiosyncratic talent soars.” The List

George Dillon first acted in a student production of Berkoff's EAST nearly thirty years ago, and has since worked with Steven Berkoff on five productions and has produced and starred in another eight with his own company, Vital Theatre, including three world premieres.

“Dillon's performance holds the audience so rapt that at points I am convinced we collectively stopped breathing. Dillon clowns as much as he grimaces, strutting and fretting his hour upon the stage in a way that is intuitive and inventive - the most compelling storytelling you will see.” The Herald

GRAFT won George Dillon a Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2000 and a nomination for The Stage's Best Actor Award. The show has since been seen in more than 10 countries.

“He doesn't hold the stage for an hour and a half: he is the stage on which Harry's life unfolds, sweeping the audience along with irresistible force. The play should be compulsory viewing for all who want to take up an acting career, but above all else, it is Dillon's performance which sticks in the mind, a virtuoso performance to cherish and a standard for the rest of the Fringe to live up to!” www.BritishTheatreGuide.info

Graft was first published in 1998 by Oberon books. It can be ordered via Steven Berkoff's website

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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