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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
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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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Heaven and Hell


Heaven & Hell Poster

A would-be suicide dreams of paradise and awakes to bring the world a message in Dostoevsky’s final masterpiece (The Dream of a Ridiculous Man), and Berkoff’s sorry alter-ego, Harry, wallows in his lonely despair in a double bill from award-winning, internationally acclaimed solo specialist, George Dillon - “the best person to watch how to perform” (Berkoff)

Two journeys into other worlds... an emotional roller-coaster of despair and salvation...

The two stories in this bill are from Stunning the Punters (1990) and Hell & Other Tales (1992) and present Dillon at his best - passionate, stylised and utterly compelling.

5 stars Played one after the other, the two pieces showcase Dillon's remarkable talents. It isn't just the voice, superbly controlled though it is, but it is the physicality of his performance which impresses most. Even in Hell, confining himself, as he does, to a chair, every muscle talks directly to us.
If you want to see the craft of acting at its best, there's no better place to go than here!
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

Two captivating performances which should not be missed.
THE LIST

 

REVIEWS OF BERKOFF's HELL

Combining the precision and timing of the practised story-teller with the physical expressiveness of the accomplished actor,  Dillon brings measured delivery, carefully stylised visual imagery and the degree of physical and emotional vulnerability needed to translate powerful prose into disturbing, dangerous theatre.
THE GUARDIAN (of Hell)

One cannot be unaffected by Dillon's virtuoso performance in this world premiere.  It is a tour de force in which the actor and his material become one and the fusion of life and theatre is complete.
THE SCOTSMAN (of Hell)

Dillon's forte is a vulnerability we have not seen or suspected in his author. He manages to summon up something as improbable as, let's say, the Beckett in Berkoff."
THE TIMES

REVIEWS OF DOSTOEVSKY'S THE DREAM OF A RIDICULOUS MAN

George Dillon is one of the most uncompromisingly compelling performers I have seen. 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

Nowhere in the world will you hear a sharper sermon about human frailty this Sabbath... Dillon commands dramatic effects as if he were Marcel Marceau wired into a Wurlitzer. This is the craft of acting carried to a pinnacle of virtuosity.
SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

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

This is one-man theatre at its most intelligent and most powerful. Don't wait to be told about it, or to read another critical paean - go and see for yourself."
WHAT'S ON IN LONDON

George Dillon's Tour Dates

(as of Saturday, 25 March 2017)

Show              Date                     TOWN, Venue               

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 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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