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Edinburgh Fringe 2001
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George Dillon, winner of a Herald ‘Angel’ Award and Stage ‘Best Actor’ nominee last year, and veteran of 11 previous Edinburgh Festivals will be appearing in 3 productions and giving a total of 43 performances over 26 days in his 12th appearance on the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2001. In the mornings/early afternoons he will be acting in the Komedia production of Samuel Beckett’s CATASTROPHE, and then in the early evening he will be performing one of two solo shows he is presenting this year - BERKOFF’S HELL AND DOSTOEVSKY’S DREAM OF A RIDICULOUS MAN and his award-winning adaptation of Steven Berkoff’s GRAFT - TALES OF AN ACTOR.
However, this will not be Dillon’s busiest year on the fringe. In 1993 he gave 45 performances over 25 days in 4 different shows!
Catastrophe late plays by Samuel Beckett
Komedia presents a unique combination of Beckett’s late works - including Ohio Impromptu, & Catastrophe - directed by David Lavender with George Dillon, Denise Evans and Mark Hewitt.
2.15-3.45pm 2-7th, 12.15-1.45pm 8-14th, 11.45-1.15pm 21-27th August
Venue 8 - Komedia St. Stephen’s - 0131 558 3853
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Berkoff’s Hell and Dostoevsky’s Dream of a Ridiculous Man
A must-see double-bill of solo-specialist Dillon’s greatest hits. Two would-be suicides and their haunting visions of heaven and hell. An emotional roller-coaster with an uplifting, life-changing finale. "Dillon translates powerful prose into disturbing, dangerous theatre." - THE GUARDIAN "This is the craft of acting carried to a pinnacle of virtuosity." - SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
5.55-7.25pm 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 16-19, 21, 23, 26, 27th August
Venue 41 - Hill Street Theatre - 0131 226 6522
Graft - Tales of an Actor by Steven Berkoff
George Dillon blows the whistle on the acting profession in his own adaptation and award-winning performance of Berkoff’s collection of stories about ever-struggling actor, Harry. "The most compelling storytelling you will see." - THE HERALD "A performance that Berkoff himself would be hard-pressed to top. " - METRO
5.55-7.15pm 4, 6, 9-11, 13, 14, 20, 22, 24, 25th August
Venue 41 - Hill Street Theatre - 0131 226 6522
 
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A promo CD-Rom is available (on request) containing QuickTime™ (.mov) video extracts, high resolution .tif and .jpg images (suitable for publication) and pages of reviews, biogs etc. in .html and Acrobat ( .pdf) formats.
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Contact: George Dillon
via http://www.georgedillon.com/contact.shtml
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