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General Bonaparte in MAN OF DESTINY
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THE MAN OF DESTINY / O'FLAHERTY VC

Written by Bernard Shaw
Directed by Robert Kidd (MOD) / Peter Gill (OFVC)
Ian McKellen in the role of Corporal Napoleon/Private O'Flaherty V.C.
Mermaid, London
14 September 1966
Comments and Reviews
"Ian McKellen is quite brilliant in the title role (O'Flaherty): a sustained piece of bravura acting." — Frank Marcus, Plays and Players Nov 1966
"McKellen plays the debunked Napoleon (Man of Destiny), and Sian Phillips the strange lady, a mocking charmer circling round a charming mocker. It all proves that Napoleon was a Great Woman. A light evening, perfectly concocted and charmingly cooked by the actors." — The Daily Mail