Epitaph For George Dillon will end its run as scheduled on 14 Jan 2006 at the Comedy Theatre


Epitaph For George Dillon will end its run as scheduled on 14 Jan 2006 at the Comedy Theatre

It has been announced that Epitaph For George Dillon will end its run as scheduled on 14 Jan 2006 at the Comedy Theatre.

The play opened at the Comedy Theatre 27 Sep 2005, following previews from 20 Sep 2005, to terrific notices from the popular press: BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THER TIMES says, "excellently played by Joseph Fiennes...what gives Dillon its interest today is that it embodies the insecurity and fear of the ambitious but unrecognised" PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Peter Gill's finely-judged, funny-bleak revival." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Wonderfully detailed, naturalistic production...acidly funny production which suggests that this neglected play might just be Osborne's greatest." JOHN THAXTER for THE STAGE says, " Peter Gill’s strongly cast revival."

Written by John Osborne and Anthony Creighton, it is directed by Peter Gill, designed by John Gunter, with lighting by Hugh Vanstone. It is produced by Act Productions, Roger Chapman, Matthew Mitchell and Kim Poster.

The cast includes : Joseph Fiennes as 'George Dillon'

Osborne's domestic and political drama is set in a lower middle class household in post-war South London. The Elliots live a conventional, suburban life until 'Kate Elliot' brings home the charismatic 'George Dillon', a surrogate for her son killed in the war. George is an aspiring actor and playwright, recently freed from the constraints of employment as a clerk, and sustained by Kate's kindness and generosity. But when she moves him into the household alongside her thoughtless young daughter Josie, and her attractive, divorced sister Ruth, the results are more complicated than she expects.

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