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EdFringe 2001 (All 5 pages)
3 Shows
Graft - Tales of an Actor
Hell / Dream of a Ridiculous Man
George Dillon
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Graft - Tales of an Actor
Hell / Dream of a Ridiculous Man
George Dillon


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Edinburgh Fringe 2001
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Since founding Vital Theatre in May 1990 George Dillon has produced and extensively toured 5 highly acclaimed solo shows plus a revival of Berkoff's Decadence and a controversial production of Hamlet. Since first acting in East at Manchester University in 1979 he has worked on 12 productions of Berkoff material, including 3 with Berkoff as an assistant director/performer and 4 World Premieres staged by Dillon.
Dillon has appeared on the Edinburgh Fringe eleven times in 17 productions, his busiest year being 1993 when he gave 45 performances in 4 shows over 23 days. Last year, Dillon's own adaptation of Steven Berkoff's Graft - Tales of an Actor won The Herald 'Angel' award and has since toured in the UK and in Europe.
Dillon has also appeared in films, t.v. and repertory theatre, and conceived and directed an internationally acclaimed solo version of Under Milk Wood. Recent roles include Victor Frankenstein, Johnny Rotten and Charlie Chaplin and a voice-over for the English pilot of the Norwegian cult animation Two Wasted Wankers.
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Productions on the Fringe

 •  Graft - Tales of an Actor [2000] George Dillon's award-winning World Premiere staging of Steven Berkoff’s sketches from the life of an ever-struggling actor.  •  Hamlet [1995] The greatest tragedy stripped bare. 7 actors, 2 musicians and a talking dog in 2 hours of sex, comedy, murder & madness!  •  The Remembrance of Edgar Allan Poe [1993 & 1997] A dream-like tribute to the master of Gothic Horror, woven entirely in Poe’s own words.  •  Hell & Other Tales [1992 & 1993] Three Berkoff premieres. An actor taking stock of his world, both sides of a sordid brief encounter, and the ultimate appeal for a little sympathy and company.  •  Judgement [1991] Barry Collins's epic monologue (three hours with no interval) telling a true story of murder and cannibalism during World War 2.  •  Stunning the Punters [& Other Stories] [1990 & 1993] Three stories of imagination run wild. An out-of-work actor’s frustration explodes over breakfast, an ex-skinhead tells a tale with a ghostly twist and a would-be suicide dreams of paradise.  •  Decadence [1984, 1985 & 1993] After Berkoff and Marlowe, George Dillon and Denise Evans were the first to play in Decadence in 1983. Ten years later, staged on a park bench for negative-equity Britain, this two-hander still hit home.

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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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Hell / Dream of a Ridiculous Man, Edfringe 2001 Press Release
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[Updated - 19 March 2006]

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