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

 

Banner photo: General Bonaparte in MAN OF DESTINY

 

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