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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
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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.

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