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THE BASHFUL GENIUS

Written by Harold Callen
Directed by Frank Dunlop assisted by Richard Digby Day
Ian McKellen in the role of Winifred Hutchins
Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham
12 February 1964

Words from Ian McKellen

A new American play loosely based on the facts of Bernard Shaw's life in 1896-98. I entered briefly as a fictional trades union leader, oddly given a female first name, which the director Frank Dunlop mischievously refused to change, to my embarrassment.