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Berkoff’s Graft – Tales Of An Actor (George Dillon)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

“Distinct, sharp, stylish,” to take words from the lead character, could not be a more appropriate way of describing this incredible piece of theatre. This dramatic monologue written by the acclaimed Steven Berkoff fearlessly deconstructs and exposes the gritty reality that faces those in the acting profession. I cannot praise George Dillon enough; his versatility and skill has the audience laughing hysterically at one moment, maintaining pin-drop silence the next. His performance is truly a masterclass in acting as he compellingly sustains the intensity and frustration of a thespian’s career throughout the play. And, with only two performances at this year’s Fringe, it is a show that simply mustn’t be missed – a true tour de force.

Spotlites at The Merchants’ Hall, 23, 25 Aug, 5.45pm (7.20pm), £8.50 – £11.50, fpp242.
tw rating 5/5