YOU NEVER CAN TELL
Written by Bernard Shaw
Directed by David Forder
Ian McKellen in the role of Philip Clandon
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
9 October 1961 - 15 October 1961
Words from Ian McKellen
Another classic company play and this time I had a substantial part, as twin brother to Bridget Turner (Dolly and Philip Clandon). Biddy was brilliant, on and off the stage; vivacious without cease, except for the serious business of her acting, which was always inventive and heartfelt. Subsequently for the Royal Shakespeare Company and elsewhere, she has had a substantial career. In Shaw’s play, by comparison, I was a clod-hopper, very aware of how much more practice I needed to become a good actor.