“The Gospel of Matthew by Candlelight” – Tuesday 21st March 2017

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Acclaimed by critics and audiences throughout the UK, award-winning actor George Dillon is presenting an unforgettable vision of Jesus in churches across Brighton, London and the South East during Lent this year when he performs a highly intense, very human and occasionally humorous solo staging of his own translation of the first Gospel, by candlelight, with 25% of the ticket sales going to support local homeless charities.

Experience a stunning, virtuoso delivery of the greatest story ever told… as Jesus’s followers first heard it… in a darkness illuminated purely by candlelight and the Word!!

Inspired by an encounter with Bob Geldof at Euston Station, created in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, and short-listed for The Stage’s ‘Best Actor’ Award in Edinburgh, Dillon’s epic, impassioned performance portrays Jesus not as a meek and mild lamb to the slaughter but as a contemporary raging fighter for God.

Since the première at the Brighton Festival in 2002, Dillon has performed The Gospel of Matthew nearly 150 times in theatres and churches in the UK, including three runs in Edinburgh and appearances at the Greenbelt, Soul in the City and Pentecost festivals as well as in Canada, Poland and Bermuda.

“Mesmerising one-man show of sheer brilliance!”  The Argus

“Has a visceral, biting, colloquial power that is quite stunning.”  The Stage

“The radical message has never sounded so revolutionary, straight-forward, obvious and utterly sensible!”  The Scotsman

The Church of England News has also approved the show, declaring that “Dillon brings out levels of meaning rarely heard in pulpits” and it has been filmed for Scottish TV and featured on Songs of Praise and on the cover of Salvation Army newspaper The War Cry.