Royal Shakespeare Company

August 1974 -  January 1976

"My Royal Shakespeare Company debut was at the Edinburgh Festival as Dr. Faustus. Four years and 13 plays later, I had worked at Stratford-upon-Avon, London and throughout the regions, under the direction of my ex-university pal Trevor Nunn and our mentor at Cambridge John Barton." — Ian McKellen, October 1999


Ian McKellen, 1974
Photo by Donald Cooper

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The Plays

YearPlaceTitle/WriterDirector/Role
1974Royal Shakespeare Company
Edinburgh Festival and Aldwych Theatre
Edinburgh, London
DR FAUSTUS
Christopher Marlowe
 
DIRECTOR: John Barton
ROLE: Dr. Faustus


 
1974Royal Shakespeare Company
Aldwych Theatre
London
THE MARQUIS OF KEITH
Frank Wedekind
 
DIRECTOR: Ronald Eyre (and translator)
ROLE: The Marquis of Keith


 
1975Royal Shakespeare Company
Aldwych Theatre
London
KING JOHN
John Barton, adapted & re-worked from the play of Shakespeare and other sources
 
DIRECTOR: John Barton
ROLE: Philip The Bastard


 
1975Savoy
London
THE CLANDESTINE MARRIAGE
George Colman & David Garrick
 
DIRECTOR: Ian McKellen


 
1975Young Vic
London
ASHES
David Rudkin
 
DIRECTOR: Ron Daniels
ROLE: Colin


 
1975Jackson's Lane Community Centre
 
THE JOURNALISTS (rehearsed reading)
Arnold Wesker
 
DIRECTOR: Arnold Wesker
ROLE: The Editor


 
1975Royal Shakespeare Company
Aldwych Theatre and The Globe
London
TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD
Bernard Shaw
 
DIRECTOR: Clifford Williams
ROLE: The Burglar (Aubrey Bagot)


 

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March 1976 -  October 1978
Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford), Acting Shakespeare

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