Ian McKellen Stage
L to R: Allan Jeayes, John Scarborough, Bridget Turner, Ian McKellen, Sheila Keith, Ronald Magill.
<BR><BR><em>The regular company was joined by Allan Jeayes (Walter, the waiter), a distinguished veteran from Alexander Korda's romantic British films.  Being nearly 80, he had trouble remembering his lines, although in this scene he singlehandedly served a four-course meal in under 15 minutes! </em>
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BLACK COFFEE
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
CAST
Dolly Clandon
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Bridget Turner
Mr Valentine
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Peter French
The Parlourmaid
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Penelope Verney
Philip Clandon
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Ian McKellen
Mrs Clandon
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Sheila Keith
Gloria Clandon
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Georgine Anderson
Fergus Crampton
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Ronald Magill
Finch M'Comas
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John Scarborough
The Waiter
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Allan Jeayes
The Underwaiter
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Jeffrey Sluggett
Mr Bohun, Q.C.
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Derek Newark