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Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
Acting Chat Show
Miscellaneous
16 November 1979
Arts Theatre
Belfast


ACTING SHAKESPEARE
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen
28 August 1977
St. Cecilia's Hall
Edinburgh


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Belfast) 11 November 1977
Arts Theatre
Belfast


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Ipswich) 23 April 1978
Wolsey Theatre
Ipswich


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (British Council Scandinavian Tour) 03 March 1980
Scandinavia
Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen, Karlstad, Gothenburg, Stockholm


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Globe Benefit) 26 April 1981
Broadhurst Theatre
New York


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Second Stage Benefit) 04 October 1981
Broadhurst Theatre
New York


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (1982 tour) 18 April 1982
Tour
Spain, France, Cyprus, Israel, Poland, Romania: Amherst College, USA.


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Washington DC)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen
22 April 1982
Folger Theatre
Washington, DC


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (British Council 1983 Tour) 24 January 1983
Europe and Israel
Lisbon, Madrid, Nicosia, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Rehovot, Jerusalem


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Warsaw) 16 May 1983
Ateneum Theatre
Warsaw


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Paris) 04 November 1983
Petit Odeon / Odeon Theatre
Paris


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (US 1983) 05 December 1983
Westwood Playhouse (LA); Ritz (NYC)
Los Angeles; New York
New York Drama Desk Award


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Oxford) 22 January 1984
Oxford Playhouse
Oxford


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Canada) 13 August 1984
Canada
Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (London 1986) 31 August 1986
Olivier Theatre
London


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (US 1987) 03 February 1987
USA Tour
San Francisco, Washington DC, Princeton, LA, Baltimore, Cleveland, San Diego, Boston


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (London 1987) 11 December 1987
Playhouse Theatre
London


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (UK 1988) 20 March 1988
UK
Bristol, Nottingham, Birmingham, Dublin, Belfast, Leicester, Wakefield, Edinburgh, Manchester, Sussex, Cardiff, London


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Wilmington) 16 April 1988
Delaware Theatre
Wilmington, Delaware


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (London 1988)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen
02 October 1988
Playhouse Theatre
London


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Jersey) 18 February 1990
Opera House
Jersey, Channel Islands


THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER 01 January 1959
Bolton Little Theatre
ROLE: Townsperson


ALADDIN
Billie Brown
17 December 2004
Old Vic
London
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias
ROLE: Widow Twankey


ALADDIN & HIS WONDERFUL LAMP
Henry Marshall
26 December 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn and Donald Mackechnie
ROLE: Tee Vee


THE ALCHEMIST
Ben Jonson (adapted by Peter Barnes)
19 May 1977
Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon; Aldwych Theatre, London
Stratford-upon-Avon; London
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Face
Society of West End Theatres (SWET) - Best Comedy Performance


ALL IN GOOD TIME
Bill Naughton
08 October 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Arthur Fitton


AMADEUS
Peter Shaffer
04 November 1980
Broadhurst
New York
DIRECTOR: Peter Hall
ROLE: Antonio Salieri
Tony
Drama Desk
NY Drama League
Outer Critics' Circle Award for Best Actor
New York Drama League Delia Austrian Medal for Best Actor



THE AMOROUS PRAWN
Anthony Kimmins
05 November 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Alan Gray
ROLE: Larry Hoffman


THE APPLECART
Bernard Shaw
28 October 1958
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: Terrence Hardiman
ROLE: King Magnus


ARMSTRONG'S LAST GOODNIGHT
John Arden
06 July 1965
Chichester Festival
Bristol; Nottingham; Chichester
ROLE: Protestant Evangelist


ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Joseph Kesselring
12 March 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Alan Gray
ROLE: Mortimer Brewster


Art Reflected
mainly English poets and writers of prose
06 October 1968
Purcell Room, South Bank
London
DIRECTOR: Richard Marquand
ROLE: Reader


ASHES
David Rudkin
11 June 1975
Young Vic
London
DIRECTOR: Ron Daniels
ROLE: Colin


Atlantic Affairs 25 August 1976
Shakespeare Institute
Stratford-upon-Avon
DIRECTOR: Roger Pringle


An Audience with Ian McKellen 04 May 2003
The Space
Isle of Dogs, London


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
THE BACCHAE
Euripides
29 April 1969
Liverpool Playhouse
Liverpool
DIRECTOR: Antony Tuckey
ROLE: Pentheus


THE BASHFUL GENIUS
Harold Callen
12 February 1964
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham
DIRECTOR: Frank Dunlop assisted by Richard Digby Day
ROLE: Winifred Hutchins


THE BEAUTY CONTEST
L Roe & G A C Sawtell
17 December 1953
Hopefield Miniature Theatre
DIRECTOR: L Roe
ROLE: Rosie


BECKET
Jean Anouilh, translated by Lucienne Hill
11 September 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Gilbert Folliot, Bishop of London / First Baron


Before the Act
Gay/Lesbian writers and composers
05 June 1988
Piccadilly Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: Richard Eyre
ROLE: Producer/Uncle Freddie


BENT (1979)
Martin Sherman
03 May 1979
Royal Court and Criterion
London
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Max
Society of West End Theatres (SWET) - Best Actor


BENT (1989) 25 June 1989
Adelphi Theatre
London
ROLE: Max


BENT (1990) 19 January 1990
Lyttelton and Garrick
London
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias
ROLE: Max


THE BIG CONTRACT
Barry England
13 May 1963
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Anthony Richardson
ROLE: Robin Green


THE BIG KILLING
Philip Mackie
22 October 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Donald MacKechnie
ROLE: Gavin Cole


BILLY'S LAST STAND
Barry Hines
30 June 1970
Theatre Upstairs: Royal Court
London
DIRECTOR: Michael Wearing
ROLE: Darkly


THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Harold Pinter
24 January 1961
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: David Reid
ROLE: Stanley Webber


BLACK COFFEE
Agatha Christie
16 October 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Brian Bell
ROLE: Tredwell (the butler)


THE BRIDE COMES BACK
Ronald Millar
12 February 1962
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
ROLE: Joe Tilney


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA
Bernard Shaw
14 August 1961
Playhouse
Oxford
DIRECTOR: Waris Hussein
ROLE: Achillas/Major-Domo


CAMINO REAL
Tennessee Williams
27 November 1958
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: John Tanfield
ROLE: Survivor


CARDS OF IDENTITY
Nigel Dennis
01 November 1960
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: Corin Redgrave
ROLE: Captain Mallet


CASTE
T W Robertson
08 October 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Sam Gerridge


CELEBRATION
Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall
13 November 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Anthony Richardson
ROLE: Stan Dyson


Celebrity Gala Recital 22 November 1976
Aldwych Theatre
London


THE CHERRY ORCHARD
Anton Chekov, translation by Mike Alfreds with Lilia Sokolov
10 December 1985
Cottesloe, London; His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
DIRECTOR: Mike Alfreds
ROLE: Lopakhin


THE CHERRY ORCHARD (Chicago) 05 May 1986
International Theatre Festival
Chicago
DIRECTOR: Mike Alfreds
ROLE: Lopakhin


CHILDREN'S DAY
Vera I Arlett
21 June 1950
Wesleyan Hall
Wigan
DIRECTOR: Miss Wilcock
ROLE: Father


CHIP IN THE SUGAR
Alan Bennett from “Talking Heads”
28 April 1990
Haymarket Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias


CHIPS WITH EVERYTHING
Arnold Wesker
25 October 1970
UK Tour
DIRECTOR: Richard Cottrell
ROLE: Corporal Hill


THE CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE
George Colman & David Garrick
29 April 1975
Savoy
London
DIRECTOR: Ian McKellen


CORIOLANUS (1963)
William Shakespeare
12 December 1963
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham
DIRECTOR: Tyrone Guthrie
ROLE: Tullus Aufidius


CORIOLANUS (1984-5) 15 December 1984
Olivier
London
DIRECTOR: Peter Hall
ROLE: Coriolanus
London Evening Standard Award - Best Actor


THE CORN IS GREEN
Emlyn Williams
20 August 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Morgan Evans


THE COUNTRY WIFE
William Wycherley
08 June 1961
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: Tom Bussmann
ROLE: Mr Pinchwife


COWARDICE
Sean Mathias
04 July 1983
Ambassadors'
Richmond, Bath, Brighton, London
DIRECTOR: Anthony Page
ROLE: Boy


THE CRITIC
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
12 September 1985
Olivier, Odeon, Blackstone
London, Paris, Chicago
DIRECTOR: Sheila Hancock
ROLE: Mr. Puff


THE CUT
Mark Ravenhill
23 February 2006
Donmar
London
DIRECTOR: Michael Grandage
ROLE: Paul


CYMBELINE
William Shakespeare
08 March 1960
Cambridge Arts Theatre
DIRECTOR: George Rylands
ROLE: Posthumus


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
DANCE OF DEATH (Broadway)
August Strindberg, new version by Richard Greenberg
18 September 2001
Broadhurst Theatre
New York
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias
ROLE: Edgar


DANCE OF DEATH (London/Sydney)
August Strindberg, new version by Richard Greenberg
20 February 2003
Lyric Shaftesbury Ave
London
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias
ROLE: Edgar


DAVID COPPERFIELD (1962)
Joan MacAlpine (from Charles Dickens novel)
04 December 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
ROLE: David


THE DAYS OF THE COMMUNE
Bertolt Brecht, Translation by Clive Barker
01 November 1977
Aldwych Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: Howard Davies
ROLE: Langevin


DEUTSCHES HAUS
Richard Cottrell
28 April 1959
ADC Theatre Cambridge, Arts Theatre Club London
DIRECTOR: Garry O'Connor
ROLE: Harry


DOCTOR FAUSTUS (1954)
Christopher Marlowe
28 October 1954
Hopefield Miniature Theatre
DIRECTOR: K J Haigh
ROLE: Wagner


DR FAUSTUS
Christopher Marlowe adapted by John Barton with the cast
12 August 1974
Edinburgh Festival and Aldwych Theatre
Edinburgh, London
DIRECTOR: John Barton
ROLE: Dr Faustus


DR FAUSTUS (Cambridge)
Christopher Marlowe
25 July 1960
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon Open Air Theatre
Lyric Opera House Hammersmith, London
DIRECTOR: Michael Bakewell
ROLE: The Pope/Scholar/Gluttony


THE DUCHESS OF MALFI
John Webster
04 July 1985
Lyttelton, Blackstone
London, Chicago
DIRECTOR: Philip Prowse
ROLE: Bosola


THE DUENNA
Richard Brinsley Sheridan adapted by Lionel Harris, Music by Julian Slade
09 June 1960
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: Corin Redgrave
ROLE: Father Paul


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
Eagle in New Mexico
D.H. Lawrence
20 July 1980
Paolo Soleri Theatre
Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
DIRECTOR: Patrick Garland


EDWARD II
Christopher Marlowe
28 August 1969
Edinburgh Festival, UK and European tours, Mermaid Theatre and Piccadilly Theatre.
DIRECTOR: Toby Robertson
ROLE: Edward II


END OF CONFLICT
Barry England
27 November 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Anthony Richardson
ROLE: Simon Mason


AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (London)
Henrik Ibsen, version by Christopher Hampton
19 September 1997
Olivier Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Dr. Tomas Stockmann


AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE (Los Angeles) 22 July 1998
Ahmanson Theater The Music Centre
Los Angeles
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Dr. Tomas Stockmann


THE ERPINGHAM CAMP
Joe Orton
01 April 1972
Palace Theatre
Watford
DIRECTOR: Ian McKellen
ROLE: Director


ESCAPADE
Roger McDougall
06 October 1956
Chorley Old Road Congregational Church Hall
DIRECTOR: Anthony Clarke
ROLE: L W Daventry


An Evening of Free Greek Music & Drama
Devised by Minos Volonakis
26 April 1970
Royal Albert Hall
London
DIRECTOR: Minos Volonakis


EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR
Tom Stoppard with music by André Previn
01 July 1977
Royal Festival Hall
London
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Alexander


EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR (1982)
Tom Stoppard with music by André Previn
24 June 1982
Barbican Concert Hall
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Alexander


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
FRIAR BACON & FRIAR BUNGAY (1953)
Robert Greene
24 March 1953
Bolton School Great Hall
DIRECTOR: Frank Greene
ROLE: Margaret


FRIAR BACON AND FRIAR BUNGAY
Robert Greene
25 July 1960
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon Open Air Theatre
Lyric Opera House Hammersmith, London
DIRECTOR: Michael Bakewell
ROLE: Lacy, Earl of Lincoln


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
THE GAZEBO
Alec Coppell
24 September 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Elliot Nash


Gran Gala Per L'Europa 11 June 1979
Teatro Lirico
Milan


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
HAMLET
William Shakespeare
23 March 1971
UK/European Tour
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Prince Hamlet


Happy Returns 20 March 1962
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
ROLE: various (singing & dancing)


HENCEFORWARD…
Alan Ayckbourn
21 November 1988
Vaudeville Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: Alan Ayckbourn
ROLE: Jerome


HENRY IV PART 2 (1956)
William Shakespeare
19 March 1956
Bolton School
DIRECTOR: Frank Greene
ROLE: Prince Hal


HENRY IV PART 2 (Cambridge)
William Shakespeare
10 March 1959
Cambridge Arts Theatre
DIRECTOR: John Barton
ROLE: Justice Shallow


HENRY V (1957)
William Shakespeare
25 March 1957
Bolton School
DIRECTOR: Frank Greene
ROLE: King Henry V


HENRY V (1963)
William Shakespeare
05 February 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: King Henry


HENRY VI PARTS 2 AND 3 (Cambridge)
William Shakespeare condensed and directed by Corin Redgrave
14 March 1961
Cambridge Arts Theatre
ROLE: King Henry


Holocaust Memorial Day 27 January 2001
Westminster Central Hall


Homage to Neruda
Pablo Neruda
27 April 1978
University of London: Senate House
ROLE: Narrator


THE HOPEFUL TRAVELLERS
G-M Martens & A O Bey
16 November 1953
Bolton Little Theatre
DIRECTOR: Arthur B Hilton
ROLE: Demon


How Dare We! 16 January 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
ROLE: various (singing, dancing, clowning)


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
I, JOHN BROWN
John Hall
16 July 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Andrew Acre


THE IRREGULAR VERB TO LOVE
Hugh and Margaret Williams
23 April 1962
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Geoffrey Edwards
ROLE: Andrew Rankin


IS THERE HONEY STILL FOR TEA?
Roger Rees (Anthology compiler)
18 July 1978
Small Scale tour of UK
Horsham, Tunbridge Wells, Poole, Portsmouth, Canterbury, Peterborough, Bury St. Edmunds, Ipswich, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dunfermline, Paisley, Dewsbury, Sheffield, Oldham, Milton Keynes, Exmouth, Redruth, Plymouth, Torrington, Frome, Blandford Forum
ROLE: Producer / Actor


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
THE JOURNALISTS (rehearsed reading)
Arnold Wesker
13 July 1975
Jackson’s Lane Community Centre
DIRECTOR: Arnold Wesker
ROLE: The Editor


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
THE KEEP (1962)
Gwyn Thomas
19 November 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn


KING JOHN
John Barton, adapted & re-worked from the play of Shakespeare and other sources
09 January 1975
Aldwych Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: John Barton
ROLE: Philip The Bastard


KING LEAR (1974)
William Shakespeare
02 February 1974
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Wimbledon Theatre, UK Tour
DIRECTOR: David William
ROLE: Edgar
NY Drama Desk Award for WOOD DEMON & KING LEAR


KING LEAR (1990)
William Shakespeare
26 June 1990
Lyttleton
London
DIRECTOR: Deborah Warner
ROLE: The Earl of Kent


KING LEAR (2007)
William Shakespeare
01 March 2007
The Courtyard Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: King Lear


King's Parade 17 November 1996
Theatre Royal Haymarket
London
DIRECTOR: Shevaun Wilder


A KNIGHT OUT AT THE LYCEUM
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen
21 June 1994
Lyceum Theatre
New York


A KNIGHT OUT AT THE MARKET THEATRE 25 September 1994
Market Theatre
Johannesburg


A KNIGHT OUT (1994) 13 November 1994
Theatre Royal; Rep; Lyceum
Brighton, Burmingham, Edinburgh


A KNIGHT OUT (1995) 23 January 1995
Tesson Civic Theatre; Playhouse; Theatre on the Bay
Johannesburg; Durban; Capetown


A KNIGHT OUT IN THE EAST END 08 November 1996
St Paul's Arts Centre
London E 14


A KNIGHT OUT IN BRUSSELS 10 January 1997
Theatre du Residence Palace
Brussels


A KNIGHT OUT IN LOS ANGELES 12 May 1997
Los Angeles Theatre Centre
Los Angeles
DIRECTOR: Gregory Cooke


A KNIGHT OUT (Vancouver 2002)
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen
10 November 2002
Vancouver Playhouse
Vancouver, BC Canada


A KNIGHT OUT IN LOS ANGELES (2006)
Anthology
23 July 2006
Freud Playhouse
UCLA
DIRECTOR: Ed Wilson


A KNIGHT AT THE CRUCIBLE 14 December 2009
Crucible Theatre
Sheffield


KNOTS
R D Laing, devised and staged by Edward Petherbridge
18 December 1973
Edinburgh '73, Shaw London, BAM
DIRECTOR: Edward Petherbridge


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
THE LARK
Jean Anouilh, translated by Christopher Fry
01 August 1961
Cambridge Arts Theatre, Playhouse Oxford
DIRECTOR: Roger Jenkins
ROLE: Warwick


LES MEURTRES CHEZ LE COIFFEUR
Strachan Turnbull
27 November 1952
Hopefield Miniature Theatre
DIRECTOR: Ken Haigh
ROLE: Mari de La Dame


THE LIFE IN MY HANDS
Peter Ustinov
08 January 1964
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham
DIRECTOR: Denis Carey
ROLE: John Bogle


A LILY IN LITTLE INDIA
Donald Howarth
22 November 1965
Hampstead Theatre Club and St Martin's
London
DIRECTOR: Donald Howarth
ROLE: Alvin Hanker


LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
Eugene O'Neill
18 June 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Edmund Tyrone


LOVE'S LABOURS
Clive Swift, Richard Cottrell, Corin Redgrave, and John Fortune adapted from William Shakespeare's "Love's Labours Lost"
01 May 1959
ADC Theatre
Lyric Opera House Hammersmith, London
DIRECTOR: John Tydeman
ROLE: Holofernes


LULLABY OF PARK STREET
Tom Vernon
10 June 1960
ADC
Cambridge
ROLE: Apple-voiced juvenile


LUTHER
John Osborne
09 April 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Martin Luther


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
MACBETH
William Shakespeare
09 July 1976
Other Place, Stratford-upon-avon; Gulbenkian Theatre, Newcastle; Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford; Donmar Warehouse, London; Young Vic, London.
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Macbeth
Plays & Players' London Theatre Critics’ Award - Best Actor


MACBETH, ACT V (1958)
William Shakespeare
01 June 1958
Bolton Middle School
DIRECTOR: Ian McKellen
ROLE: Producer/Director


A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
Robert Bolt
04 September 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: David Forder
ROLE: William Roper


THE MAN OF DESTINY / O'FLAHERTY VC
Bernard Shaw
14 September 1966
Mermaid
London
DIRECTOR: Robert Kidd (MOD) / Peter Gill (OFVC)
ROLE: Corporal Napoleon/Private O'Flaherty V.C.


THE MARQUIS OF KEITH
Frank Wedekind
19 November 1974
Aldwych Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: Ronald Eyre (and translator)
ROLE: The Marquis of Keith


THE MAYOR OF ZALAMEA
Pedro Calderon de la Barca, translated by David Brett
11 March 1964
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham
DIRECTOR: John Neville
ROLE: Captain Don Alvaro


Midnight Matinee 10 November 1961
Coventry Theatre


A MISERABLE AND LONELY DEATH
Norman Fenton and Ron Blair
05 February 1978
Donmar Warehouse, Aldwych Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: Walter Donohue
ROLE: Kentridge


A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY
Ivan Turgenev, translated by Constance Garnett
03 February 1959
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: Jocelyn Powell
ROLE: Beliaev


MR. PICKWICK
Stanley Young (adapted from Charles Dickens novel)
06 December 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Brian Bell
ROLE: Mr. Snodgrass


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (1962)
William Shakespeare
06 March 1962
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Graham Crowden
ROLE: Count Claudio


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (1965) 16 February 1965
Old Vic
London
DIRECTOR: Franco Zeffirelli
ROLE: Claudio


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
NAPOLI MILIONARIA
Eduardo De Filippo, version by Peter Tinniswoode
27 June 1991
Lyttelton
London
DIRECTOR: Richard Eyre
ROLE: Gennaro


A Night for Nicaragua 13 January 1985
Piccadilly Theatre
London


NO MAN'S LAND
Harold Pinter
03 August 2013
Berkeley Rep
DIRECTOR: Sean Mthias
ROLE: Spooner


NOAH
Andre Obey
04 June 1962
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Anthony Richardson
ROLE: Shem


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
OTHELLO
William Shakespeare
09 August 1989
The Other Place, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon; The Young Vic, London
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Iago
London Evening Standard Award - Best Actor
London Critics' Circle Award - Best Actor



OTHELLO (1955)
William Shakespeare
21 March 1955
Bolton School
ROLE: Montano


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
PARADISE PERPLEXED
F Sladen-Smith
31 October 1953
Bolton Little Theatre
DIRECTOR: Sylvia M Smith
ROLE: Ticukapelli


PETER PAN
J M Barrie
16 December 1997
Olivier Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: John Caird
ROLE: Mr. Darling/Captain Hook


PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY
Henrik Ibsen
27 July 1977
Aldwych Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: John Barton
ROLE: Karsten Bernick
Society of West End Theatres (SWET) - Best Actor


PRESENT LAUGHTER
Noel Coward
10 December 1998
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds
DIRECTOR: Malcolm Sutherland
ROLE: Garry Essendine


THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
Jay Presson Allen
20 May 1969
Liverpool Playhouse
Liverpool
DIRECTOR: Ian McKellen
ROLE: Director


A PRIVATE MATTER
Ronald Mavor
15 January 1973
Vaudeville
London
DIRECTOR: Ian McKellen


Promenaid 15 January 1989
Haymarket Theatre
London


THE PROMISE (My Poor Marat)
Aleksei Arbuzov, translated by Ariadne Nicolaeff
21 November 1966
Oxford Playhouse
London
DIRECTOR: Frank Hauser
ROLE: Leonidik


THE PROMISE (1967) 17 January 1967
Fortune Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: Frank Hauser
ROLE: Leonidik


THE PROMISE (Broadway) 03 November 1967
Henry Miller’s
New York
DIRECTOR: Frank Hauser
ROLE: Leonidik


THE PUBLIC EYE
Peter Shaffer
10 September 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Julian Christoforou


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
Tom Stoppard
01 February 1972
Phoenix
Leicester
DIRECTOR: Ian McKellen


THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
Tom Stoppard
12 September 1985
Olivier, Odeon, Blackstone
London, Paris, Chicago
DIRECTOR: Tom Stoppard
ROLE: Inspector Hound


Recital of poems by Yevgeni Yevtushenko 22 September 1976
Royal Festival Hall
London


THE RECRUITING OFFICER
George Farquhar
06 October 1970
UK Tour
DIRECTOR: Richard Cottrell
ROLE: Captain Plume


A Restoration Gala
Readings
24 April 2005
Royal Theatre
Bury St Edmunds


RICHARD II
William Shakespeare
01 November 1968
UK Tours, Edinburgh Festival, European tours, Mermaid Theatre and Piccadilly Theatre.
DIRECTOR: Richard Cottrell
ROLE: Richard II


RICHARD III 25 June 1990
Lyttelton
London
DIRECTOR: Richard Eyre
ROLE: King Richard
Society of West End Theatres (SWET) Award for Best Actor


RICHARD III (US Tour)
William Shakespeare
20 May 1992
US Tour
New York, Washington, St. Paul, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles
DIRECTOR: Richard Eyre
ROLE: King Richard


ROMEO AND JULIET (1976)
William Shakespeare
29 March 1976
Stratford-upon-Avon, Newcastle-upon Tyne, London
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Romeo


RULING THE ROOST
Georges Feydeau (“Le Dindon”)
22 August 1972
UK Tour/Edinburgh '72, Cambridge Arts, Wimbledon
DIRECTOR: Richard Cottrell (and adaptor)
ROLE: Page-boy


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
SAINT'S DAY
John Whiting
13 October 1959
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: Geoffrey Reeves
ROLE: Charles Heberden


SALAD DAYS
Dorothy Reynolds & Julian Slade
30 July 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Alan Gray
ROLE: Fosdyke/Nigel


SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING
David Brett from novel by Alan Sillitoe
15 April 1964
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham
DIRECTOR: Frank Dunlop
ROLE: Arthur Seaton


A SCENT OF FLOWERS
James Saunders
30 September 1964
Duke of York's
London
DIRECTOR: Shirley Butler
ROLE: Godfrey
Clarence Derwent Award as best supporting actor of the year - 50 pounds sterling from British Actors' Equity


THE SEAGULL (1962)
Anton Chekov
29 January 1962
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Anthony Richardson
ROLE: Konstantin


THE SEAGULL (1998)
Anton Chekov translated by Tom Stoppard
29 October 1998
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds
DIRECTOR: Jude Kelly
ROLE: Dr. Dorn


THE SEAGULL (2007)
Anton Chekov
02 March 2007
The Courtyard Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Sorin


SEMI-DETACHED
David Turner
08 June 1962
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Anthony Richardson
ROLE: Tom Midway


SERJEANT MUSGRAVE’S DANCE
John Arden
24 September 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Private Sparky


Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations Concert 25 April 1976
Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
ROLE: Narrator


SHORT LIST
Michael Rudman
11 March 1983
Hampstead Theatre
London, NW1
DIRECTOR: Mike Ockrent
ROLE: Terry


A Show for Glasgay! 31 October 1993
The Citizens' Theatre
Glasgow


SIR THOMAS MORE
Henry Chettle, Thomas Dekker, Thomas Heywood, Anthony Munday & William Shakespeare
10 June 1964
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham
DIRECTOR: Frank Dunlop assisted by Richard Digby Day
ROLE: More


SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
Luigi Pirandello, translated by Frederick May
10 November 1959
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: Garry O'Connor
ROLE: The Son


SPRING 1600
Emlyn Williams
25 March 1952
Bolton Little Theatre
DIRECTOR: Cliff Aspinall
ROLE: Jeremy


THE STARS BOW DOWN
Gordon Daviot
22 March 1954
Bolton School
DIRECTOR: Frank Greene
ROLE: Asnath, the High Priest's daughter


THE STORY OF RAHMAN
Alan Cullen
03 January 1955
Bolton Little Theatre
DIRECTOR: Alan Cullen
ROLE: Attendant


Strange Eventful History 02 February 1986
CAMBRIDGE ARTS THEATRE
Cambridge


THE STRONG ARE LONELY
Fritz Hochwaelder
24 March 1958
Bolton School
DIRECTOR: Frank Greene
ROLE: Alfonso Fernandez


THE SWAN SONG
Anton Chekov translated by Guy Sells
10 November 1971
Crucible
Sheffield
DIRECTOR: David William
ROLE: Vasily Vasilych Svetlovidov


THE SYNDICATE
Eduardo De Filippo, version by Mike Poulton
21 July 2011
Minerva Theatre, Chichester, followed by UK tour
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias
ROLE: Don Antonio


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
THE TEMPEST
William Shakespeare
28 January 1999
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds
DIRECTOR: Jude Kelly
ROLE: Prospero


TEN LITTLE NIGGERS
Agatha Christie
02 April 1962
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Geoffrey Edwards
ROLE: Anthony Marston


THEIR VERY OWN AND GOLDEN CITY
Arnold Wesker
19 May 1966
Royal Court
London
DIRECTOR: John Dexter and Bill Gaskill
ROLE: Andrew Cobham
Plays & Players' Most Promising Actor 1966


Thespian Tendencies 22 April 1990
Library Theatre
Manchester


THE THREE ARROWS
Iris Murdoch
17 October 1972
Arts
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: Noel Willman
ROLE: Prince Yoremitsu, a political prisoner


THREE MONTHS GONE
Howarth Donald
01 July 1969
Liverpool Playhouse
Liverpool
DIRECTOR: Ian McKellen


THE THREE SISTERS (Cambridge)
Anton Chekov
27 July 1959
Cambridge Arts Theatre
DIRECTOR: John Barton
ROLE: Tuzenbach


THREE SISTERS
Anton Chekov translation by Richard Cottrell
28 July 1978
Small Scale tour of UK
Horsham, Tunbridge Wells, Poole, Portsmouth, Canterbury, Peterborough, Bury St. Edmunds, Ipswich, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dunfermline, Paisley, Dewsbury, Sheffield, Oldham, Milton Keynes, Exmouth, Redruth, Plymouth, Torrington, Frome, Blandford Forum
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Producer / Andrei


'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE
John Ford
04 September 1972
UK Tour/Edinburgh '72, Cambridge Arts
DIRECTOR: David Giles
ROLE: Giovanni


'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE (Wimbledon)
John Ford
26 March 1974
Wimbledon Theatre
DIRECTOR: David Giles
ROLE: Giovanni


To Cambridge With Love 28 November 1982
Barbican Theatre


TO DOROTHY A SON
Roger McDougall
02 July 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
ROLE: voices off


TOAD OF TOAD HALL
A A Milne (from Kenneth Graham’s novel)
23 December 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Brian Bell
ROLE: Chief Weasel


TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD
Bernard Shaw
21 October 1975
Aldwych Theatre and The Globe
London
DIRECTOR: Clifford Williams
ROLE: The Burglar (Aubrey Bagot)


TRELAWNEY OF THE "WELLS"
Arthur Wing Pinero
13 July 1965
Chichester Festival
Bristol; Nottingham; Chichester
DIRECTOR: Desmond O'Donovan
ROLE: Capt. de Foenix


A Tribute to Michael Redgrave 01 September 1985
Old Vic
London


TWELFTH NIGHT Extract (1952)
William Shakespeare
13 March 1952
Hopefield Miniature Theatre
ROLE: Malvolio


TWELFTH NIGHT (1958)
William Shakespeare
12 May 1958
Bolton Little Theatre
DIRECTOR: George Sawtell
ROLE: Sebastian


TWELFTH NIGHT (Cambridge)
William Shakespeare
27 September 1960
Cambridge Arts Theatre
DIRECTOR: Waris Habibullah (Hussein)
ROLE: Toby Belch


TWELFTH NIGHT
William Shakespeare
13 July 1978
Small Scale Tour
Horsham, Tunbridge Wells, Poole, Portsmouth, Canterbury, Peterborough, Bury St. Edmunds, Ipswich, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dunfermline, Paisley, Dewsbury, Sheffield, Oldham, Milton Keynes, Exmouth, Redruth, Plymouth, Torrington, Frome, Blandford Forum
DIRECTOR: John Amiel & Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Producer / Sir Toby Belch


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
UNCLE VANYA
Anton Chekov, version by Pam Gems
25 February 1992
Cottesloe
London
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias


UNDER MILK WOOD
Dylan Thomas
26 February 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Mr Waldo, Cherry Owen, No-good Boyo, and First Drowned


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
VENICE PRESERV'D or A Plot Discovered
Thomas Otway
12 April 1984
Lyttelton
London
DIRECTOR: Peter Gill
ROLE: Pierre


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
WAITING FOR GODOT
Samuel Beckett
05 March 2009
Theatre Royal Haymarket
London

26 October 2013
Cort Theatre
Broadway
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias
ROLE: Estragon


THE WAY OF THE WORLD
William Congreve
14 August 1973
UK Tour/Edinburgh '73, BAM, Wimbledon
DIRECTOR: David William
ROLE: Lady Wishfort's Footman


WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
J B Priestley
18 September 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Brian Bell
ROLE: Fred Dyson


THE WHITE LIARS / BLACK COMEDY
Peter Shaffer
01 February 1968
Lyric
London
ROLE: Tom/Harold Gorringe


THE WILD DUCK
Henrik Ibsen, translated by Una Ellis-Fermor
03 October 1960
Cambridge Arts Theatre
DIRECTOR: David Reid
ROLE: Hjalmar Ekdal


WILD HONEY
Anton Chekov (Untitled First Play) adapted by Michael Frayn
19 July 1984
Lyttelton
London
DIRECTOR: Christopher Morahan
ROLE: Michael Platonov
Society of West End Theatres (SWET) - Best Actor in a Revival


WILD HONEY (Broadway) 18 December 1986
Virginia Theater
New York
DIRECTOR: Christopher Morahan
ROLE: Michael Platonov
Drama Desk Award Nomination: Outstanding Actor in a Play


THE WINTER'S TALE
William Shakespeare
01 June 1976
RST
Stratford-upon-Avon
DIRECTOR: John Barton, Barry Kyle, and Trevor Nunn
ROLE: King Leontes


THE WONDER HAT
Kenneth Sawyer Goodman & Ben Hecht
05 December 1953
Bolton Little Theatre
DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Lee
ROLE: Pierrot


Won't You Charleston? 17 January 1977
Hilton Hotel
Stratford-upon-Avon
DIRECTOR: Gillian Lynne


THE WOOD DEMON
Anton Chekov, translated by Ronald Hingley
21 August 1973
UK Tour/Edinburgh '73, BAM, Wimbledon
DIRECTOR: David Giles
ROLE: Kruschov (The Wood Demon)


WORDS, WORDS, WORDS
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen
05 September 1976
UK
Edinburgh, Belfast, Yorkshire
ROLE: Solo recital of favourite writings


Title/WriterOpening Date/PlaceOther Information
YOU NEVER CAN TELL
Bernard Shaw
09 October 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: David Forder
ROLE: Philip Clandon


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