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Tue 2nd Apr at 7:30pm
The Gospel Of Matthew By Candlelight
@ The Maltings Theatre, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Featuring: George Dillon
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The Gospel Of Matthew By Candlelight : George Dillon
"Don't think I came to bring peace to the world..." - Matthew 10.34
Award-winning actor George Dillon presents an unforgettable vision of Jesus in this highly intense, very human and occasionally humorous performance of The Gospel of Matthew, staged with sound and video.
Inspired by an encounter with Bob Geldof at Euston Station and created in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Dillon’s powerful delivery of his own translation portrays Jesus not as a gentle, meek and mild lamb to the slaughter but as a contemporary raging fighter for God - a Christ who is angry at humanity but also human in his anger.
The Gospel of Matthew was traditionally considered the earliest account of the life and teachings of Jesus and was originally compiled soon after the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. With religious and racial conflict still spreading from the Middle East, Matthew’s apocalyptic Gospel is as relevant, inspiring and terrifying today as when it was written.
Come and experience an astonishing, virtuoso delivery of the greatest story ever told... performed to a backdrop of computerised video and an original musical score by Charlotte Glasson and Stuart Daye.
Suitable for those age 13 and over.
Image © George Dillon
George Dillon first acted in Berkoff's East as a first year student at Manchester University in November 1979. On graduation in 1983 he founded No Alternative Theatre Company and toured Berkoff's Decadence and Greek for the next three years. He then worked with Steven Berkoff in 1986, appearing in Sink The Belgrano! and made his film debut in 1987 in Hannah's War.
'A tour-de-force by Dillon and well worth seeing' (Metro, London).
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Venue: The Maltings Theatre
Phone: 01289 330999
→ Berwick-upon-Tweed 7 min walk