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The Remembrance of Edgar Allan Poe

by George Dillon / Edgar A Poe

In his own words, the life and soul of the arch priest of Gothic horror, and a vision of a love that lives beyond the grave.

In this brilliant monologue Dillon's performance is astonishingly versatile, a tour de force, driving together the passions, concerns and torments of this monomaniac genius with a determination and vigour that is exhausting to watch, let alone perform.
THE SCOTSMAN

Compiled entirely from Poe's short stories, poems, essays and letters, The Remembrance Of Edgar Allan Poe reveals how the Master of the Macabre drew on the tragedies in his own life to create unforgettable works of beauty, mystery and imagination.  From the early battles with his adoptive father, John Allan, and the big-nosed comedy of Lionizing, though the horror of his young wife's sickness and the teeth-pulling obsession of Berenice, to the final years of mourning and The Raven's famous haunting refrain of "Nevermore!", Dillon has woven a dream-like tribute to a life of undying hope, passion, poverty, disease and drunkenness.

Performed with technical brilliance and punishing ferocity, The Remembrance of Edgar Allan Poe details the consumptive story-teller's obsessive loves in life and literature and contains an unforgettable rendering of Poe's classic poem, "The Raven".
THE INDEPENDENT
An electric display of emotions, heightened by expressive physical movements and precisely enunciated words - from sotto voce to screaming sorrow and anger. Thorough, talented, amusing, provocative, soul-searching, this must be seen. Dillon is, we are told, an actor with "no formal training"; a genius.
THE STAGE
Darkly powerful and brilliantly performed...  mesmeric, physically eloquent, Dillon acts body and soul. Saturnine, menacing, savage yet vulnerable, his creation is part Jack Nicholson at his most manic, part depressive, moving in distracted, tranquilised limbo.  Dillon's delivery is magnetic.  He stabs words out like a knife-thrower, shoots volleys with Kalishnikov ferocity or mouths them slowly with deliberation and pain. You can only bleed for Poe... but you can marvel at Dillon's virtuosity.
YORKSHIRE POST

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During the 1993 Spring tour of Say a Prayer for Me & Hell, Dillon previewed and shaped his tribute to Poe under the working title A Never-Ending Remembrance.  The final version was acclaimed at the 1993 Edinburgh Festival.

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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