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RULING THE ROOST

Written by Georges Feydeau ("Le Dindon")
Directed by Richard Cottrell (and adaptor)
Ian McKellen in the role of Page-boy
UK Tour/Edinburgh '72, Cambridge Arts, Wimbledon
22 August 1972 - 18 May 1974
Comments and Reviews
In repertory with 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE
22-26 August: Forum, Billingham
28 August - 2 September: Lyceum (Edinburgh International Festival)
11-13 September: Leeds Grand Theatre

In repertory with 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE and THE THREE ARROWS:
2 October - 4 November 1972: Arts, Cambridge

In repertory with THE WOOD DEMON, KING LEAR, 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, THE WAY OF THE WORLD
16-20 April; 13-18 May 1974: Wimbledon Theatre, London

"The Actors' Company production is sheer joy. . . Ian McKellen's pubescent page boy lurching back and forth in his boots like a Gallic Little Titch." — Michael Billington

"We have seen it all before, but never funnier. This handsomely mounted production would be welcome in the West End." — John Barber

"It is at least twice as funny as anything else on the London stage, and in its timing and attention to comic detail eclipses the production of the same play by the Comedie Francaise seen here five years ago." — Frank Marcus

"Ian McKellen, the pimply 17-year-old hotel buttons, with his trousers too short and his pubescence giving him agony, provides a star performance in a minor role." — John Barber