Acting Shakespeare, Henceforward..., Othello

February 1987 - December 1989

Ian McKellen as Jerome in Henceforward...

"The USA tour of my solo Acting Shakespeare was a response to the failure of Wild Honey on Broadway. Henceforward... for a year in the West End was a response to my coming out as a gay man. My brief return to the Royal Shakespeare Company led back to Trevor Nunn and the familiar territory of subsidised theatrework."

— Ian McKellen, October 1999

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The Plays

YearPlaceTitle/WriterDirector/Role
1987USA Tour
San Francisco, Washington DC, Princeton, LA, Baltimore, Cleveland, San Diego, Boston
ACTING SHAKESPEARE (US 1987)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen




1987Playhouse Theatre
London
ACTING SHAKESPEARE (London 1987)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen




1988UK
Bristol, Nottingham, Birmingham, Dublin, Belfast, Leicester, Wakefield, Edinburgh,
ACTING SHAKESPEARE (UK 1988)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen




1988Delaware Theatre
Wilmington, Delaware
ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Wilmington)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen




1988Piccadilly Theatre
London
Before the Act
Gay and Lesbian writers and composers


ROLE: Producer/Uncle Freddie

1988Playhouse Theatre
London
ACTING SHAKESPEARE (London 1988)
From Shakespeare with commentary by Ian McKellen




1988Vaudeville Theatre
London
HENCEFORWARD...
Alan Ayckbourn
ROLE: Jerome


1989Haymarket Theatre
London
Promenaid



1989Adelphi Theatre
London
BENT (1989)
Martin Sherman
ROLE: Max


1989Royal Shakespeare Company
The Other Place, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon; The Young Vic,
OTHELLO
William Shakespeare
DIRECTOR: Trevor Nunn
ROLE: Iago
London Evening Standard Award - Best Actor
London Critics' Circle Award - Best Actor



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