Peter Gill’s revival of John Osborne and Anthony Creighton’s 1957 play Epitaph for George Dillon - starring Joseph Fiennes, Francesca Annis and Award nominee Anne Reid - has confirmed that it will close at the end of its current booking period. The production opened on 27 September 2005 (previews from 20 September) and will now finish on 14 January 2006, after a run of nearly four months.

It will be followed by Polish identical twins Pierre and Pablo Caesar, making their London debut with their hit acrobatic show, Caesar Twins and Friends, which will have a limited three-week season, from 23 January to 11 February 2006, ahead of a new production of The School of the Night, starring Christopher Eccleston (See Today’s Other News). Caesar Twins and Friends was seen at the Edinburgh Fringe this past summer and on the Royal Variety Show 2005.

Epitaph for George Dillon is set in a lower middle class household in south London, where the Elliots lead an unhappy suburban life. This is disrupted when Kate (Reid) brings home a surrogate for her son killed in the war. This aspiring actor-penniless writer is the charismatic bohemian George Dillon (Fiennes), who finds a special rapport with Kate’s sister Ruth (Annis).

For her performance, Reid has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress in this year’s Theatregoers’ Choice Awards (click here to vote now!). The cast also features Geoffrey Hutchings, Zoe Tapper, Dorothy Atkinson, Stephen Greif, Hugh Simon and Alex Dunbar.

- by Terri Paddock