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The Gospel of Matthew   By candlelight




George Dillon in The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight, photo:  George Dillon (Click to enlarge to 1796 x 2510 pixels = 793kb)Experience a stunning, virtuoso delivery of the greatest story ever told... as Jesus's followers first heard it... in a darkness illuminated purely by candlelight and the Word!!

Acclaimed by critics and audiences in theatres and churches throughout the UK, award-winning actor George Dillon presents an unforgettable vision of Jesus in his highly intense, very human and occasionally humorous solo staging of the first Gospel.

Short-listed for The Stage's 'Best Actor' Award in Edinburgh, Dillon’s epic, impassioned performance of his own translation portrays Jesus not as a meek and mild lamb to the slaughter but as a contemporary raging fighter for God.

“Mesmerising one-man show of sheer brilliance!”
The Argus

“Dillon brings out levels of meaning rarely heard in pulpits.”
Church of England News

“Has a visceral, biting, colloquial power that is quite stunning.”
The Stage

“The radical message has never sounded so revolutionary, straight-forward, obvious and utterly sensible!”
The Scotsman




Sermon on the Mount, (LatestTV, 2017


Award-winning actor George Dillon presents an unforgettable vision of Jesus in his highly intense, very human and occasionally humorous performance of The Gospel of Matthew, staged either with sound and video (in theatres) or simply by candle-light (in churches).

"What Dillon has done is take the intense drama of the Gospel, maximised the emotional impact, pumped up the intensity and created a mesmerising one-man show of sheer brilliance!" The Argus

Inspired by an encounter with Bob Geldof at Euston Station and created in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Dillon’s powerful delivery of his own translation portrays Jesus not as a gentle, meek and mild lamb to the slaughter but as a contemporary raging fighter for God - an angry Jesus - a Christ who is angry at humanity but also human in his anger.

"Most unusually for contemporary drama on this theme, Dillon's Gospel of Matthew is wholly authentic to the biblical text. Dillon brings out levels of meaning in Matthew rarely heard in pulpits. His rendering of Jesus's righteous anger is simply shattering; his Lord's Prayer has an all-to-rare note of urgency." The Church of England News / Baptist Times

The Gospel of Matthew was traditionally considered the earliest account of the life and teachings of Jesus and was originally compiled soon after the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. With religious and racial conflict still spreading from the Middle East, Matthew’s apocalyptic Gospel is as relevant, inspiring and terrifying today as when it was written.

"What overwhelms is the absolute relevance of these ancient stories to the contemporary scene. The simple clarity of the teaching of Jesus transcends specifics of time and place. The radical message of loving one’s enemies has never sounded so revolutionary, straightforward, obvious and utterly sensible." The Scotsman

Dillon’s version of The Gospel of Matthew is at times startling and challenging in its immediacy but also wholly authentic to the original scripture, and his performance of it has won praise from all sides of the faith divide. He was nominated for The Stage’s Best Actor Award for The Gospel of Matthew at the Edinburgh Festival in 2003. His performance was later filmed for Scottish TV and has won wide acclaim touring to theatres and churches throughout the UK.

"George Dillon’s epic, impassioned telling of Matthew's gospel has a visceral, biting, colloquial power that is at times quite stunning.  It is a blessed relief to have something religious on the fringe which is neither mindlessly evangelical nor trite about the subject." The Stage

Book early to be sure to experience an astonishing, virtuoso delivery of the greatest story ever told... as Jesus's followers first heard it... in a darkness illuminated purely by candlelight and the Word.




The Crucifixion, (LatestTV, 2017)

The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight in Colchester   The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight in Colchester
St Martin's, Colchester, 2010   St John the Baptist Church, Windsor, 2012
 
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight in Colchester  The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight in Colchester
St Matthew's United Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2011   St Matthew's United Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 2011
 
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight in Horsham   The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight in Brighton
St Mary the Virgin, Horsham 2017   St Nicholas of Myra, Brighton, 2017
 
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight in Streatham   The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight in Norbiton
St Leonard's, Streatham 2017   St Peter's, Norbiton, 2017
 
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight in Worthing   The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight in Staines
St John the Divine, Worthing 2017   St Peter's, Staines, 2017
 
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight in Kennington   The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight in Kennington
St Mark's, Kennington 2017   St Mark's, Kennington, 2017
 
The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight in Eastcheap   The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight in Southfields
St Mary at Hill, Eastcheap 2017   St Barnabas, Southfields, 2017

 


George Dillon's Tour Dates

(as of Tuesday, 25 April 2017)

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