Ian McKellen Stage
Backstage party: Surrounding a local fan holding a cake, clockwise from lower left: Ian McKellen, Doreen Andrews, Stephen MacDonald, Roger Hammond, Josie Kidd, Roberta Maxwell, Gawn Grainger, Brendan Barry
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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE

Written by Joseph Kesselring
Directed by Alan Gray
Ian McKellen in the role of Mortimer Brewster
Arts Theatre, Ipswich, Suffolk
12 March 1963 - 23 March 1963

Words from Ian McKellen

The American comedy thriller classic whose references to Teddy Roosevelt etc baffled Ipswich audiences (and actors).
Comments and Reviews
"On the side of sanity, Ian McKellen and Roberta Maxwell put in a nice touch of romance" Review, 12 March 1963