IS THERE HONEY STILL FOR TEA?

Written by Roger Rees (Anthology compiler)

Ian McKellen in the role of Producer / Actor

Small Scale tour of UK, Horsham, Tunbridge Wells, Poole, Portsmouth, Canterbury, Peterborough, Bury St. Edmunds, Ipswich, Edinburgh, Stirling, Dunfermline, Paisley, Dewsbury, Sheffield, Oldham, Milton Keynes, Exmouth, Redruth, Plymouth, Torrington, Frome, Blandford Forum

18 July 1978

 

Words from Ian McKellen

Roger Rees’ compilation for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s small-scale tour which I produced in 1978 dealt with English themes and obsessions. Rupert Brooke (who died while serving as a soldier in the First World War) wrote about his time at Cambridge living in the old vicarage at Grantchester upstream on the River Cam — “Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?” — afternoon tea being an English institution.

Comments and Reviews

In repertory with TWELFTH NIGHT and THREE SISTERS (some but not all cities)

 

Banner photo: Susan Tracy, Roger Rees, Alec Wallis, Ian McKellen, Edward Petherbridge

 

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