Epitaph for George Dillon

Wednesday 17 August 2005

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Further casting has now been confirmed.
Further casting has now been confirmed for EPITAPH FOR GEORGE DILLON by John Osborne and Anthony Creighton, which opens at the Comedy Theatre 27 Sep 2005, following previews from 20 Sep 2005, booking to 14 Jan 2006.

Joining JOSEPH FIENNES (George Dillon), will be FRANCESCA ANNIS (Ruth Gray) , GEOFFREY HUTCHINGS, ZOE TAPPER and DOROTHY ATKINSON

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.

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.

JOSEPH FIENNES'' London theatre credits include "Son of Man" at the Barbican Pit in 1995, "Troilus And Cressida", at the Barbican Theatre in 1996, "The Herbal Bed" at the Barbican Pit in 1996, and "Real Classy Affair" at the Royal Court Upstairs in 1998; "Love''s Labour''s Lost" at the Olivier, NT in 2003; "Julius Caesar" at the Barbican 2005.

FRANCESCA ANNIS'' West End stage credits includes "Lady Windermere''s Fan" at the Albery in 1994; "Ghosts" at the Comedy in 2001; "The Vortex" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2002; "Blood" at the Royal Court Downstairs in 2003; "Pirandello''s HENRY IV" at the Donmar Warehouse in 2004.

GEOFFREY HUTCHINGS'' West End stage credits include: "Mother Courage and Her Children" in 1995;"Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle And Dick" in 1998; "The Riot" in 1999 and "Luther" in 2001 all at the National Theatre. "Lady From The Sea" at the Almeida in 2003;"See You Next Tuesday" at the Albery in 2003; "Endgame" at the Albery in 2004; and "The Birthday Party" at the Duchess in 2005.

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