A LILY IN LITTLE INDIA

Written by Donald Howarth

Directed by Donald Howarth

Ian McKellen in the role of Alvin Hanker

Hampstead Theatre Club and St Martin's, London

22 November 1965

Comments and Reviews

Hampstead Theatre Club beginning 22 November 1965; St. Martin's Theatre beginning 20 January 1966

"Ian McKellen as the son, unwelcome intruder on her honeymoon with the postman, grows visibly out of childhood in the space of two hours. It is a disciplined and satisfying performance, some of its best moments silent: stirring the mud in a flower-pot, watching his plant flourish and put forth leaves, transfixed in a horrifying grimace of revulsion as he stares through a pane of glass at his mother and her lover in pyjamas on the landing." Hilary Spurling, The New Statesman

 

Banner photo: Act 1, with Jesse Evans: Go on, tell us! No. Photo by: Anthony Crickmay

 

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