Ian McKellen Stage
Stella (Jill Daltry) and her husband Charles (Ian McKellen)
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SAINT'S DAY

Written by John Whiting
Directed by Geoffrey Reeves
Ian McKellen in the role of Charles Heberden
ADC Theatre, Cambridge
13 October 1959 - 17 October 1959

Words from Ian McKellen

Our director was also reading English at St. Catharine's and had overheard my Henry V speech, while he awaited his interview with Tom Henn the previous year. Geoffrey Reeves also worked for our College dramatic society, which I never did. With "Saint's Day", we were all out of our depth. I was certainly unconvincing as a young husband, who looked young enough to be my wife's son. It was one of many experiences that made me doubt my acting ability. Ian McKellen, December 2006
Comments and Reviews
"Ian McKellen was splendidly detached and proud in the smaller role of the elder brother" Cambridge Daily News, 11 November 1959