Ian McKellen Stage
Cartoon: by Hewison in Punch Magazine: Jennifer Hilary (Zoe) and Ian McKellen (Godfrey) - I bought the original drawing which accompanied the Punch review, starting a collection of Hewison's work which I discontinued a decade or so later.
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Written by James Saunders
Directed by Shirley Butler
Ian McKellen in the role of Godfrey
Duke of York's, London
30 September 1964
Clarence Derwent Award as best supporting actor of the year - 50 pounds sterling from British Actors' Equity
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McKellen's first West End performance and first acting award.

Opened: world premiere - 30 September 1964 after Wimbledon Theatre & Golders Green Hippodrome.

James Saunders won the Evening Standard's Most Promising Playwright award for this play.

"One of the most tremendous receptions I have ever heard. There were fifteen curtain calls." — Harold Hobson, The Sunday Times 10 April 1965