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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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about GRAFT

Dillon's performance holds the audience so rapt that at points I am convinced we collectively stopped breathing. Dillon clowns as much as he grimaces, strutting and fretting his hour upon the stage in a way that is intuitive and inventive - the most compelling storytelling you will see. - The Herald

An assured and confident performance that Berkoff himself would be hard-pressed to top. - Metro

He doesn't hold the stage for an hour and a quarter: he is the stage on which Harry's life unfolds, sweeping the audience along with irresistible force... The text is Berkoff at his best... The play should be compulsory viewing for all who want to take up an acting career... But above all else, excellently written though the play is, it is Dillon's performance which sticks in the mind, a virtuoso performance to cherish and a standard for the rest of the Fringe to live up to! - About.Com

about HELL

In turns funny, harrowing, real and surreal, this daring performance is nothing short of brilliant. - Edinburgh Evening News

Dillon translates powerful prose into disturbing, dangerous theatre. - The Guardian

There's a definite buzz in the sell-out crowd for the opening of a new Berkoff by one of the most-praised solo performers of recent Fringes. If you thought Berkoff was all arch bombast, then try this ... it's both unique and fascinating. - The List

One cannot be unaffected by Dillon's virtuoso performance in this world premiere of Berkoff's monologues. It is a tour de force in which the actor and his material become one and the fusion of life and theatre is complete. - The Scotsman

about DREAM OF A RIDICULOUS MAN

George Dillon is one of the most uncompromisingly compelling performers I have seen. He has the vocal precision of a Gielgud, the physical presence and skill of Marceau, and a heart, mind, and attack that are all his own. - The Guardian

Nowhere in the world will you hear a sharper sermon about human frailty this Sabbath... Dillon commands dramatic effects as if he were Marcel Marceau wired into a Wurlitzer. This is the craft of acting carried to a pinnacle of virtuosity. - Scotland On Sunday

...my spirits are restored by George Dillon's display of theatrical technique, timing and diction of flawless precision... His Dream of a Ridiculous Man is my Fringe discovery. - The Sunday Times

A compelling piece of theatre: make haste to catch it... - The Times

This is one-man theatre at its most intelligent and most powerful. Don't wait to be told about it, or to read another critical paean - go and see for yourself. - What's On In London
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Hell / Dream of a Ridiculous Man, Edfringe 2001 Press Release
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