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CHILDREN'S DAY

Written by Vera I Arlett
Directed by Miss Wilcock
Ian McKellen in the role of Father
Wesleyan Hall, Wigan
21 June 1950

Words from Ian McKellen

This was the first time my name was printed in a programme. No wonder I kept it. The now-demolished Dicconson Street Wesleyan primary school was in Wigan, Lancashire. I was there from 1942-1950, beginning in the Nursery department. The performance probably took place in the roomier premises of the Methodist Church opposite the School. No doubt my parents were in the audience. — Ian McKellen, December 2006