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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
Ecce Homo
Hell & Other Tales
The Remembrance of Edgar Allan Poe
More info
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Berkoff on Dillon

THE LIST, August 1994
"The best example of someone to watch how to perform is George Dillon. He uses tremendous fluidity of movement, almost balletic grace, giving the distance that it needs, and he almost flatters my work."
"...when I recently saw the young and talented George Dillon adapt [The Master of Café Society] for a one-man show I felt the awfulness and pain of it all over again. His performance was a masterpiece of timing and observation, but most of all he let himself go. I was most proud of my written work when I saw him."
THE LATEST, January 1997
"Physical theatre suggests... working with the body and not with the voice. But the uniqueness with George is that he's an excellent speaker with a wide vocal range and is able to marry the two parts. He's driven to always find material that's dangerous and emotional. George sniffs out what's underneath the surface, which is what I've always tried to do. But he's gone much further than I ever did; areas into which I just gently dipped my toe he has plunged from the cliffs headfirst."
"There are some brilliant one-mans and one-womans about: such as George Dillon, one of the Festival's staunch samurais, who has adapted several of my works and undertakes tasks that would make most actors blanch, such as learning almost my entire book Graft, a collection of short stories at whose centre is a bitter actor. Dillon returns each year with regularity like a comet trailing his undying fires behind him, and usually leaves broke."
by e-mail, August 2010
"Last week I saw George Dillon's 'The Man Who Was Hamlet'. Now there comes a time when traipsing around Edinburgh from venue to venue when you hope you might just catch a glimpse of something that makes the whole festival worthwhile. Here is a young man who does just that - in the prime of his art delivering a performance which he also wrote and brilliantly too. He plays Edward De Vere, the prime contender for the writer of Shakespeare's works. Watching this I felt I was in the presence of a 16th century aristocrat. This actor, on the stage for an hour and a half, gave one of the most compelling performances I have seen at the festival. I've known George for many years and this performance is amongst the best I have seen - a lesson in the art of acting for any up and coming thespians."
The photo of George and Orla Dillon at the top of this page was taken by Steven Berkoff in 1997.

George Dillon's Tour Dates

(as of Saturday, 25 March 2017)

Show              Date                     TOWN, Venue               


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
Phoenix Centre

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

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

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


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

01792 602060
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight 7:30pm GOOD FRIDAY
14th April 2017
All Saints, Hove
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Steven Berkoff - on George Dillon
[Updated - 17 August 2010]
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