UPDATE: Sadly, Adrian Bunting, the writer and director of Kemble's Riot, died in May 2013, just four weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.
Ever positive, his last project was to set up a Brighton Open Air Theatre (B.O.A.T.)
To check on the progress of the project and to donate to the Adrian Bunting Memorial Fund,
please follow that link to the Facebook page.
WINNER: Latest 7's "Best Theatre Show"
Brighton Festival 2011
Ever been to a riot ... in a theatre?
When The Theatre Royal in Covent Garden burnt down in 1809, the actor-manager had no insurance. So to pay for the new theatre, he put the prices up.
The result was the first triumphant consumer revolt, as the audience, unwilling to pay for the mistakes of big business, rioted for 66 nights.
YOU, the theatre-going public, at last get to exercise your awesome power, as George Dillon (in the 30th Anniversary of his first Edfringe appearance) heads up the cast as John Philip Kemble in Adrian Bunting's inflammatory period play for today - Kemble's Riot.
“George Dillon is Brighton's own Kemble: shouting him down in his home city is like booing Simon Callow himself off the stage. But Dillon's a good sport about it all, manfully hamming up his early scenes and deriding us, his hated audience, as soon as he thinks our backs might be turned. Adrian Bunting deserves the plaudits for his sheer chutzpah in bringing it to the stage. But it's the strong cast, led by Brighton favourite George Dillon, who did his vision proud.”
“Brilliant performances from George Dillon as the arrogant Kemble, Alex Childs as his actress sister Sarah Siddons.
Latest 7 Magazine
“Brighton's favourite flame, George Dillon, magnificent as John Kemble.”
George Dillon's Tour Dates
(as of Monday, 19 October 2020)