About Epitaph For George Dillon
‘Epitaph For George Dillon turns out to be something special, there isn't a single weak performance in this acidly funny production. This might just be Osborne's greatest play’ - The Daily Telegraph
‘Osborne arrives in a blaze of passion. Gill’s fine production honours an unjustly neglected play’ - The Guardian
A major new revival directed by Peter Gill of Osborne’s domestic political drama staged at the Comedy in 1958.
A domestic and political drama of hope and disillusionment set in a lower middle class household in South London. The Elliots live their unhappy suburban life until Kate brings home a surrogate for her son killed in the war, the charismatic Bohemian George Dillon (Joseph Fiennes), an aspiring actor and penniless writer.
Charismatic out of work actor George Dillon walks into the home of a suburban housewife, and turns her life upside down. Mrs Elliot thinks of him as a son, but her attractive divorced sister, and two single daughters, have different ideas...
Joseph Fiennes stars as George in this major new production, set in in a London waiting for the Sixties to happen.
‘The play is entirely successful. Powerful, honest and transfixing.’
Kenneth Tynan – Observer 1958
Peter Gill directs a superb cast including Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth, Enemy at the Gates), Francesca Annis (Reckless, Wives and Daughters) and Anne Reid (The Mother, Coronation Street)