A Knight Out

October 1993 - June 1997

"For more than three years, film work displaced any chance of doing a play.  So, in between 17 movies, I exercised my theatre legs with a new solo show with the punning title 'A Knight Out.'  This was devised in response to an invitation from the arts festival which celebrated the 4th Gay Games held in New York.  The format was simple — confiding reminiscence of my parallel lives as an actor and as a gay man, illustrated with the words of poets, novelists and playwrights.

"I opened cold on Broadway and didn't invite the critics!  After multiple tours in UK and elsewhere, the show may still have a further life."

— Ian McKellen, October 1999

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Ian McKellen, 1994
Photo by Greg Gorman

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The Plays

YearPlaceTitle/WriterDirector/Role
1993The Citizens' Theatre
Glasgow
A Show for Glasgay!




1994Lyceum Theatre
New York
A KNIGHT OUT AT THE LYCEUM
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen




1994Market Theatre
Johannesburg
A KNIGHT OUT AT THE MARKET THEATRE
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen




1994Theatre Royal; Rep; Lyceum
Brighton, Burmingham, Edinburgh
A KNIGHT OUT (1994)
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen




1995Civic Theatre; Theatre on the Bay; Citizen's Theatre
Johannesburg; Durban, Glasgow
A KNIGHT OUT (1995)
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen




1996St Paul's Arts Centre
London E 14
A KNIGHT OUT IN THE EAST END
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen




1996Theatre Royal Haymarket
London
KING'S PARADE


1997Theatre du Residence Palace
Brussels
A KNIGHT OUT IN BRUSSELS
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen




1997Los Angeles Theatre Centre
Los Angeles
A KNIGHT OUT IN LOS ANGELES
Anthology with commentary by Ian McKellen
DIRECTOR: Gregory Cooke


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September 1997 - September 1998
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