Plays by Writer

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Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
THE LARK
Jean Anouilh, translated by Christopher Fry

01 August 1961
Cambridge Arts Theatre, Playhouse Oxford
DIRECTOR: Roger Jenkins
ROLE: Warwick


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


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)
Aleksei Arbuzov, translated by Ariadne Nicolaeff

17 January 1967
Fortune Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: Frank Hauser
ROLE: Leonidik


THE PROMISE (Broadway)
Aleksei Arbuzov, translated by Ariadne Nicolaeff

03 November 1967
Henry Miller’s
New York
DIRECTOR: Frank Hauser
ROLE: Leonidik


SERJEANT MUSGRAVE’S DANCE
John Arden

24 September 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Private Sparky


ARMSTRONG'S LAST GOODNIGHT
John Arden

06 July 1965
Chichester Festival
Bristol; Nottingham; Chichester
ROLE: Protestant Evangelist


CHILDREN'S DAY
Vera I Arlett

21 June 1950
Wesleyan Hall
Wigan
DIRECTOR: Miss Wilcock
ROLE: Father


HENCEFORWARD…
Alan Ayckbourn

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


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
PETER PAN
J M Barrie

16 December 1997
Olivier Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: John Caird
ROLE: Mr. Darling/Captain Hook


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


WAITING FOR GODOT
Samuel Beckett

05 March 2009
Theatre Royal Haymarket
London

26 October 2013
Cort Theatre
Broadway

DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias


CHIP IN THE SUGAR
Alan Bennett from “Talking Heads”

28 April 1990
Haymarket Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias


A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS
Robert Bolt

04 September 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: David Forder
ROLE: William Roper


THE DAYS OF THE COMMUNE
Bertolt Brecht, Translation by Clive Barker

01 November 1977
Aldwych Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: Howard Davies
ROLE: Langevin


SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING
David Brett from novel by Alan Sillitoe

15 April 1964
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham
DIRECTOR: Frank Dunlop
ROLE: Arthur Seaton


THE CRITIC
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

12 September 1985
Olivier, Odeon, Blackstone
London, Paris, Chicago
DIRECTOR: Sheila Hancock
ROLE: Mr. Puff


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


ALADDIN
Billie Brown

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


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
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


THE BASHFUL GENIUS
Harold Callen

12 February 1964
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham
DIRECTOR: Frank Dunlop assisted by Richard Digby Day
ROLE: Winifred Hutchins


THE THREE SISTERS (Cambridge)
Anton Chekov

27 July 1959
Cambridge Arts Theatre
DIRECTOR: John Barton
ROLE: Tuzenbach


THE SEAGULL (1962)
Anton Chekov

29 January 1962
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Anthony Richardson
ROLE: Konstantin


THE SEAGULL (2007)
Anton Chekov

02 March 2007
The Courtyard Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Sorin


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)
Anton Chekov (Untitled First Play) adapted by Michael Frayn

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

THE SWAN SONG
Anton Chekov translated by Guy Sells

10 November 1971
Crucible
Sheffield
DIRECTOR: David William
ROLE: Vasily Vasilych Svetlovidov


THE SEAGULL (1998)
Anton Chekov translated by Tom Stoppard

29 October 1998
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds
DIRECTOR: Jude Kelly
ROLE: Dr. Dorn


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


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)


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)
Anton Chekov, translation by Mike Alfreds with Lilia Sokolov

05 May 1986
International Theatre Festival
Chicago
DIRECTOR: Mike Alfreds
ROLE: Lopakhin


UNCLE VANYA
Anton Chekov, version by Pam Gems

25 February 1992
Cottesloe
London
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias


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


BLACK COFFEE
Agatha Christie

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


TEN LITTLE NIGGERS
Agatha Christie

02 April 1962
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Geoffrey Edwards
ROLE: Anthony Marston


THE CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE
George Colman & David Garrick

29 April 1975
Savoy
London
DIRECTOR: Ian McKellen


THE WAY OF THE WORLD
William Congreve

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


THE GAZEBO
Alec Coppell

24 September 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Elliot Nash


DEUTSCHES HAUS
Richard Cottrell

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


PRESENT LAUGHTER
Noel Coward

10 December 1998
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds
DIRECTOR: Malcolm Sutherland
ROLE: Garry Essendine


THE STORY OF RAHMAN
Alan Cullen

03 January 1955
Bolton Little Theatre
DIRECTOR: Alan Cullen
ROLE: Attendant


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
THE STARS BOW DOWN
Gordon Daviot

22 March 1954
Bolton School
DIRECTOR: Frank Greene
ROLE: Asnath, the High Priest's daughter


CARDS OF IDENTITY
Nigel Dennis

01 November 1960
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: Corin Redgrave
ROLE: Captain Mallet


THREE MONTHS GONE
Howarth Donald

01 July 1969
Liverpool Playhouse
Liverpool
DIRECTOR: Ian McKellen


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
END OF CONFLICT
Barry England

27 November 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Anthony Richardson
ROLE: Simon Mason


THE BIG CONTRACT
Barry England

13 May 1963
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Anthony Richardson
ROLE: Robin Green


Art Reflected
mainly English poets and writers of prose

06 October 1968
Purcell Room, South Bank
London
DIRECTOR: Richard Marquand
ROLE: Reader


THE BACCHAE
Euripides

29 April 1969
Liverpool Playhouse
Liverpool
DIRECTOR: Antony Tuckey
ROLE: Pentheus


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
THE RECRUITING OFFICER
George Farquhar

06 October 1970
UK Tour
DIRECTOR: Richard Cottrell
ROLE: Captain Plume


A MISERABLE AND LONELY DEATH
Norman Fenton and Ron Blair

05 February 1978
Donmar Warehouse, Aldwych Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: Walter Donohue
ROLE: Kentridge


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


NAPOLI MILIONARIA
Eduardo De Filippo, version by Peter Tinniswoode

27 June 1991
Lyttelton
London
DIRECTOR: Richard Eyre
ROLE: Gennaro


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


'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


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
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/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
I, JOHN BROWN
John Hall

16 July 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Andrew Acre


BILLY'S LAST STAND
Barry Hines

30 June 1970
Theatre Upstairs: Royal Court
London
DIRECTOR: Michael Wearing
ROLE: Darkly


THE STRONG ARE LONELY
Fritz Hochwaelder

24 March 1958
Bolton School
DIRECTOR: Frank Greene
ROLE: Alfonso Fernandez


A LILY IN LITTLE INDIA
Donald Howarth

22 November 1965
Hampstead Theatre Club and St Martin's
London
DIRECTOR: Donald Howarth
ROLE: Alvin Hanker


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
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

THE WILD DUCK
Henrik Ibsen, translated by Una Ellis-Fermor

03 October 1960
Cambridge Arts Theatre
DIRECTOR: David Reid
ROLE: Hjalmar Ekdal


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)
Henrik Ibsen, version by Christopher Hampton

22 July 1998
Ahmanson Theater The Music Centre
Los Angeles
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Dr. Tomas Stockmann


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
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

Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Joseph Kesselring

12 March 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Alan Gray
ROLE: Mortimer Brewster


THE AMOROUS PRAWN
Anthony Kimmins

05 November 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Alan Gray
ROLE: Larry Hoffman


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
KNOTS
R D Laing, devised and staged by Edward Petherbridge

18 December 1973
Edinburgh '73, Shaw London, BAM
DIRECTOR: Edward Petherbridge


Eagle in New Mexico
D.H. Lawrence

20 July 1980
Paolo Soleri Theatre
Santa Fe, New Mexico USA
DIRECTOR: Patrick Garland


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
DAVID COPPERFIELD (1962)
Joan MacAlpine (from Charles Dickens novel)

04 December 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
ROLE: David


THE BIG KILLING
Philip Mackie

22 October 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Donald MacKechnie
ROLE: Gavin Cole


DOCTOR FAUSTUS (1954)
Christopher Marlowe

28 October 1954
Hopefield Miniature Theatre
DIRECTOR: K J Haigh
ROLE: Wagner


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


EDWARD II
Christopher Marlowe

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


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


ALADDIN & HIS WONDERFUL LAMP
Henry Marshall

26 December 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn and Donald Mackechnie
ROLE: Tee Vee


THE HOPEFUL TRAVELLERS
G-M Martens & A O Bey

16 November 1953
Bolton Little Theatre
DIRECTOR: Arthur B Hilton
ROLE: Demon


COWARDICE
Sean Mathias

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


A PRIVATE MATTER
Ronald Mavor

15 January 1973
Vaudeville
London
DIRECTOR: Ian McKellen


ESCAPADE
Roger McDougall

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


TO DOROTHY A SON
Roger McDougall

02 July 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
ROLE: voices off


WORDS, WORDS, WORDS
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen

05 September 1976
UK
Edinburgh, Belfast, Yorkshire
ROLE: Solo recital of favourite writings


Before the Act
Gay/Lesbian writers and composers

05 June 1988
Piccadilly Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: Richard Eyre
ROLE: Producer/Uncle Freddie


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
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen

25 September 1994
Market Theatre
Johannesburg


A KNIGHT OUT (1994)
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen

13 November 1994
Theatre Royal; Rep; Lyceum
Brighton, Burmingham, Edinburgh


A KNIGHT OUT (1995)
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen

23 January 1995
Tesson Civic Theatre; Playhouse; Theatre on the Bay
Johannesburg; Durban; Capetown


A KNIGHT OUT IN THE EAST END
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen

08 November 1996
St Paul's Arts Centre
London E 14


A KNIGHT OUT IN BRUSSELS
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen

10 January 1997
Theatre du Residence Palace
Brussels


A KNIGHT OUT IN LOS ANGELES
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen

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


THE BRIDE COMES BACK
Ronald Millar

12 February 1962
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
ROLE: Joe Tilney


TOAD OF TOAD HALL
A A Milne (from Kenneth Graham’s novel)

23 December 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Brian Bell
ROLE: Chief Weasel


THE THREE ARROWS
Iris Murdoch

17 October 1972
Arts
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: Noel Willman
ROLE: Prince Yoremitsu, a political prisoner


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
ALL IN GOOD TIME
Bill Naughton

08 October 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Arthur Fitton


Homage to Neruda
Pablo Neruda

27 April 1978
University of London: Senate House
ROLE: Narrator


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
NOAH
Andre Obey

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


LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
Eugene O'Neill

18 June 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Edmund Tyrone


THE ERPINGHAM CAMP
Joe Orton

01 April 1972
Palace Theatre
Watford
DIRECTOR: Ian McKellen
ROLE: Director


LUTHER
John Osborne

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


VENICE PRESERV'D or A Plot Discovered
Thomas Otway

12 April 1984
Lyttelton
London
DIRECTOR: Peter Gill
ROLE: Pierre


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
TRELAWNEY OF THE "WELLS"
Arthur Wing Pinero

13 July 1965
Chichester Festival
Bristol; Nottingham; Chichester
DIRECTOR: Desmond O'Donovan
ROLE: Capt. de Foenix


THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Harold Pinter

24 January 1961
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: David Reid
ROLE: Stanley Webber


NO MAN'S LAND
Harold Pinter

03 August 2013
Berkeley Rep
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias
ROLE: Spooner


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


THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN BRODIE
Jay Presson Allen

20 May 1969
Liverpool Playhouse
Liverpool
DIRECTOR: Ian McKellen
ROLE: Director


WHEN WE ARE MARRIED
J B Priestley

18 September 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Brian Bell
ROLE: Fred Dyson


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
THE CUT
Mark Ravenhill

23 February 2006
Donmar
London
DIRECTOR: Michael Grandage
ROLE: Paul


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


SALAD DAYS
Dorothy Reynolds & Julian Slade

30 July 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Alan Gray
ROLE: Fosdyke/Nigel


CASTE
T W Robertson

08 October 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Sam Gerridge


THE BEAUTY CONTEST
L Roe & G A C Sawtell

17 December 1953
Hopefield Miniature Theatre
DIRECTOR: L Roe
ROLE: Rosie


ASHES
David Rudkin

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


SHORT LIST
Michael Rudman

11 March 1983
Hampstead Theatre
London, NW1
DIRECTOR: Mike Ockrent
ROLE: Terry


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
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 WONDER HAT
Kenneth Sawyer Goodman & Ben Hecht

05 December 1953
Bolton Little Theatre
DIRECTOR: Elizabeth Lee
ROLE: Pierrot


THE PUBLIC EYE
Peter Shaffer

10 September 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Julian Christoforou


THE WHITE LIARS / BLACK COMEDY
Peter Shaffer

01 February 1968
Lyric
London
ROLE: Tom/Harold Gorringe


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


TWELFTH NIGHT Extract (1952)
William Shakespeare

13 March 1952
Hopefield Miniature Theatre
ROLE: Malvolio


OTHELLO (1955)
William Shakespeare

21 March 1955
Bolton School
ROLE: Montano


HENRY IV PART 2 (1956)
William Shakespeare

19 March 1956
Bolton School
DIRECTOR: Frank Greene
ROLE: Prince Hal


HENRY V (1957)
William Shakespeare

25 March 1957
Bolton School
DIRECTOR: Frank Greene
ROLE: King Henry V


TWELFTH NIGHT (1958)
William Shakespeare

12 May 1958
Bolton Little Theatre
DIRECTOR: George Sawtell
ROLE: Sebastian


MACBETH, ACT V (1958)
William Shakespeare

01 June 1958
Bolton Middle School
DIRECTOR: Ian McKellen
ROLE: Producer/Director


HENRY IV PART 2 (Cambridge)
William Shakespeare

10 March 1959
Cambridge Arts Theatre
DIRECTOR: John Barton
ROLE: Justice Shallow


CYMBELINE
William Shakespeare

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


TWELFTH NIGHT (Cambridge)
William Shakespeare

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


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (1962)
William Shakespeare

06 March 1962
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Graham Crowden
ROLE: Count Claudio


HENRY V (1963)
William Shakespeare

05 February 1963
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: King Henry


CORIOLANUS (1963)
William Shakespeare

12 December 1963
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham
DIRECTOR: Tyrone Guthrie
ROLE: Tullus Aufidius


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (1965)
William Shakespeare

16 February 1965
Old Vic
London
DIRECTOR: Franco Zeffirelli
ROLE: Claudio


RICHARD II
William Shakespeare

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


HAMLET
William Shakespeare

23 March 1971
UK/European Tour
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn
ROLE: Prince Hamlet


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

ROMEO AND JULIET (1976)
William Shakespeare

29 March 1976
Stratford-upon-Avon, Newcastle-upon Tyne, London
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Romeo


THE WINTER'S TALE
William Shakespeare

01 June 1976
RST
Stratford-upon-Avon
DIRECTOR: John Barton, Barry Kyle, and Trevor Nunn
ROLE: King Leontes


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

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


CORIOLANUS (1984-5)
William Shakespeare

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

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


RICHARD III
William Shakespeare

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

KING LEAR (1990)
William Shakespeare

26 June 1990
Lyttleton
London
DIRECTOR: Deborah Warner
ROLE: The Earl of Kent


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


THE TEMPEST
William Shakespeare

28 January 1999
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Leeds
DIRECTOR: Jude Kelly
ROLE: Prospero


KING LEAR (2007)
William Shakespeare

01 March 2007
The Courtyard Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: King Lear


HENRY VI PARTS 2 AND 3 (Cambridge)
William Shakespeare condensed and directed by Corin Redgrave

14 March 1961
Cambridge Arts Theatre
ROLE: King Henry


ACTING SHAKESPEARE
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

28 August 1977
St. Cecilia's Hall
Edinburgh


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Belfast)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

11 November 1977
Arts Theatre
Belfast


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Ipswich)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

23 April 1978
Wolsey Theatre
Ipswich


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (British Council Scandinavian Tour)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

03 March 1980
Scandinavia
Copenhagen, Oslo, Bergen, Karlstad, Gothenburg, Stockholm


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Globe Benefit)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

26 April 1981
Broadhurst Theatre
New York


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Second Stage Benefit)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

04 October 1981
Broadhurst Theatre
New York


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (1982 tour)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

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)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

24 January 1983
Europe and Israel
Lisbon, Madrid, Nicosia, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Rehovot, Jerusalem


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Warsaw)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

16 May 1983
Ateneum Theatre
Warsaw


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Paris)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

04 November 1983
Petit Odeon / Odeon Theatre
Paris


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (US 1983)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

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

ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Oxford)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

22 January 1984
Oxford Playhouse
Oxford


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Canada)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

13 August 1984
Canada
Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (London 1986)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

31 August 1986
Olivier Theatre
London


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (US 1987)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

03 February 1987
USA Tour
San Francisco, Washington DC, Princeton, LA, Baltimore, Cleveland, San Diego, Boston


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (London 1987)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

11 December 1987
Playhouse Theatre
London


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (UK 1988)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

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


ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Wilmington)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

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)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen

18 February 1990
Opera House
Jersey, Channel Islands


THE APPLECART
Bernard Shaw

28 October 1958
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: Terrence Hardiman
ROLE: King Magnus


CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA
Bernard Shaw

14 August 1961
Playhouse
Oxford
DIRECTOR: Waris Hussein
ROLE: Achillas/Major-Domo


YOU NEVER CAN TELL
Bernard Shaw

09 October 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: David Forder
ROLE: Philip Clandon


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.


TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD
Bernard Shaw

21 October 1975
Aldwych Theatre and The Globe
London
DIRECTOR: Clifford Williams
ROLE: The Burglar (Aubrey Bagot)


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)
Martin Sherman

25 June 1989
Adelphi Theatre
London
ROLE: Max


BENT (1990)
Martin Sherman

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


PARADISE PERPLEXED
F Sladen-Smith

31 October 1953
Bolton Little Theatre
DIRECTOR: Sylvia M Smith
ROLE: Ticukapelli


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


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


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


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


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
THE KEEP (1962)
Gwyn Thomas

19 November 1962
Arts Theatre
Ipswich, Suffolk
DIRECTOR: Robert Chetwyn


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


A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY
Ivan Turgenev, translated by Constance Garnett

03 February 1959
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: Jocelyn Powell
ROLE: Beliaev


LES MEURTRES CHEZ LE COIFFEUR
Strachan Turnbull

27 November 1952
Hopefield Miniature Theatre
DIRECTOR: Ken Haigh
ROLE: Mari de La Dame


SEMI-DETACHED
David Turner

08 June 1962
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Anthony Richardson
ROLE: Tom Midway


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
THE LIFE IN MY HANDS
Peter Ustinov

08 January 1964
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham
DIRECTOR: Denis Carey
ROLE: John Bogle


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
LULLABY OF PARK STREET
Tom Vernon

10 June 1960
ADC
Cambridge
ROLE: Apple-voiced juvenile


An Evening of Free Greek Music & Drama
Devised by Minos Volonakis

26 April 1970
Royal Albert Hall
London
DIRECTOR: Minos Volonakis


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
CELEBRATION
Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall

13 November 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Anthony Richardson
ROLE: Stan Dyson


THE DUCHESS OF MALFI
John Webster

04 July 1985
Lyttelton, Blackstone
London, Chicago
DIRECTOR: Philip Prowse
ROLE: Bosola


THE MARQUIS OF KEITH
Frank Wedekind

19 November 1974
Aldwych Theatre
London
DIRECTOR: Ronald Eyre (and translator)
ROLE: The Marquis of Keith


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

CHIPS WITH EVERYTHING
Arnold Wesker

25 October 1970
UK Tour
DIRECTOR: Richard Cottrell
ROLE: Corporal Hill


THE JOURNALISTS (rehearsed reading)
Arnold Wesker

13 July 1975
Jackson’s Lane Community Centre
DIRECTOR: Arnold Wesker
ROLE: The Editor


SAINT'S DAY
John Whiting

13 October 1959
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: Geoffrey Reeves
ROLE: Charles Heberden


SPRING 1600
Emlyn Williams

25 March 1952
Bolton Little Theatre
DIRECTOR: Cliff Aspinall
ROLE: Jeremy


CAMINO REAL
Tennessee Williams

27 November 1958
ADC Theatre
Cambridge
DIRECTOR: John Tanfield
ROLE: Survivor


THE IRREGULAR VERB TO LOVE
Hugh and Margaret Williams

23 April 1962
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Geoffrey Edwards
ROLE: Andrew Rankin


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


Title/WriterDate/PlaceCredits
MR. PICKWICK
Stanley Young (adapted from Charles Dickens novel)

06 December 1961
Belgrade Theatre
Coventry
DIRECTOR: Brian Bell
ROLE: Mr. Snodgrass


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