Written by T W Robertson
Directed by Robert Chetwyn
Ian McKellen in the role of Sam Gerridge
Arts Theatre, Ipswich, Suffolk
8 October 1962 - 20 October 1962
Words from Ian McKellen
T. W.Robertson was disguised as the playwright hero Tom Wrench in Pinero’s Trelawny of the Wells. Caste is a precursor of the new drama of the 1960s (written 100 years earlier) and was a great discovery for us all. I was Sam Gerridge the odd-job man. It was one of those performances that just happened, without strain or much planning, convincing me that maybe I was acting better, after my year at the Belgrade Theatre.