Richard III and the Royal National Theatre

January 1990 - September 1992

Richard Eyre was now artistic director of the Royal National Theatre. Under his guidance, I flung myself into the rigours of acting, producing and touring at home and abroad, aided by two of the brightest young directors, Deborah Warner and Sean Mathias.

— Ian McKellen, October 1999

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The Plays

YearPlaceTitle/WriterDirector/Role
1990Lyttelton and Garrick
London
BENT (1990)
Martin Sherman
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias
ROLE: Max


1990Opera House
Jersey, Channel Islands
ACTING SHAKESPEARE (Jersey)
Shakespeare (speeches) with commentary by Ian McKellen


1990Library Theatre
Manchester
Thespian Tendencies
 
1990Haymarket Theatre
London
CHIP IN THE SUGAR
Alan Bennett from "Talking Heads"
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias


1990Royal National Theatre
Lyttelton
London

UK and World Tour: Tokyo, Nottingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Belfast, Hamburg, Milan, Paris, Cork, Cairo, Prague, Bucharest, Leipzig and Dresden, Edinburgh

UK Tour: Aberdeen, Newcastle, Bradford, Plymouth, Oxford

RICHARD III
William Shakespeare
DIRECTOR: Richard Eyre
ROLE: King Richard

in repertory with KING LEAR through Edinburgh


1990Royal National Theatre
Lyttleton
London

UK and World Tour:
Tokyo, Nottingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Belfast, Hamburg, Milan, Paris, Cork, Cairo, Prague, Bucharest, Leipzig and Dresden, Edinburgh  

KING LEAR
William Shakespeare
DIRECTOR: Deborah Warner
ROLE: Kent

in repertory with RICHARD III


1991Royal National Theatre
Lyttelton
London
NAPOLI MILIONARIA
Eduardo De Filippo/version by Peter Tinniswoode
DIRECTOR: Richard Eyre
ROLE: Gennaro


1992Royal National Theatre
Cottesloe
London
UNCLE VANYA
Anton Chekov, version by Pam Gems
DIRECTOR: Sean Mathias


1992Royal National Theatre
Lyttelton
London

US Tour: New York, Washington, St. Paul, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles

RICHARD III (1992 US Tour)
William Shakespeare
DIRECTOR: Richard Eyre
ROLE: King Richard


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October 1993 - June 1997
A Knight Out

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