ED2011 5/5 Reviews ED2011 Theatre Reviews

The Man Who Was Hamlet

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

“To be or not to be” is a question George Dillon never has to consider. This exceptional piece of theatre entrances the audience from the beginning. His one-man show tells the story of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, who some believe to be the true William Shakespeare. Dillon’s expert use of mannerisms, body language and facial expression make his Queen Elizabeth convincing in every way. In each moment of de Vere’s life, every character he meets is portrayed with passion and grace; you find yourself forgetting it is just one man. This gifted actor’s old English medieval story is told in the literary style of the age. A gripping Shakespearean performance by a fantastically talented actor.

Assembly George Square, 22 Aug, 8.00pm, £8.50 -£11.50, fpp279.
Spotlites at Merchants’ Hall, 27 Aug, 5.45pm, £8.50 – £11.50, fpp279.
tw rating 5/5