“One of the most compelling performances I have seen at the festival.”
Who really wrote Hamlet? That is the question!
Could it possibly have been the work of an untravelled, unschooled, tax-dodging grain-merchant, who could barely sign his own name?
Or was Gulielmus Shakspere a cover for a secret writer, whose life seems to be reflected in his works and who was a true and tragic Soul of the Age?
With a brilliant script and a five-star performance from award-winning actor George Dillon, The Man Who Was Hamlet reveals the comical, tragical and utterly scandalous history of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, the courtier, swordsman, adventurer, playwright and poet who many believe was the true author of the works of 'William Shake-speare'.
“* * * * * Amazing! Electrifying! Wicked!”
“* * * * * Transporting, subtle, spellbinding , compelling, charismatic, wry and moving.”
“* * * * * Excellent! Worth seeing both as education and entertainment.”
“* * * * * A gripping Shakespearean performance by a fantastically talented actor.”
“* * * * * Easily one of the best shows on the fringe.”
“It’s easy to see why Dillon’s performances have made him the toast of the Edinburgh Festival.”
British Theatre Guide