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L to R: Snodgrass (Ian McKellen), Winkle (Peter French), Pickwick (Patrick Newell), Jingle (Bernard Kilby), Tupman (Alan Haywood)
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MR. PICKWICK

Written by Stanley Young (adapted from Charles Dickens novel)
Directed by Brian Bell
Ian McKellen in the role of Mr. Snodgrass
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
6 December 1961 - 19 December 1961

Words from Ian McKellen

A lifeless adaptation from Dickens.

The company was augmented by Antony "Dick" Tuckey (Mr Wardle) who went on to establish the Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich and by Hazel Coppen, an eccentric comedienne and the first lesbian I had knowingly met.