The Man Who
Vital Theatre (Denise Evans/Charlotte Glasson)
24th February 2010
A man. A stage. A time for perfect theatre.
George Dillon is an exceptional actor. Not one mistake – he plays
all the characters, which means changing pitch and the way of speaking
as well as the language within split seconds.
Did Shakespeare ever write? Who was Hamlet? Did they even exist? Who
was behind the name Shakespeare? Was it a collective?
Who is really telling the story here? Is it Hamlet or Shakespeare? It
is not George Dillon, that’s for sure. He is all the characters
he embodies on stage. This play doesn’t need a lot of props. Back
to basics is the motto and so it is just the actor and a sword.
The play is especially interesting if you know the plays, as it is full
of quotes and hints - funny at times and deadly serious in parts.
The music fits the scenes well and underlines the words. You can feel
Dillon's commitment and enthusiasm for acting. An evening of theatrical
pleasure that leaves you inspired.