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.