Happy Returns

Ian McKellen in the role of various (singing & dancing)

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

20 March 1962 - 2 April 1962


Words from Ian McKellen

"A Revue for the Belgrade Theatre's Fourth Birthday".

Sketches, skits and gentle hilarity more redolent of the lightly entertaining West End revues circa 1950 than the then current satirical success of "Beyond the Fringe" or the Establishment Club in London where Lenny Bruce and David Frost were attacking the status quo.

Our guest star Richard Murdoch had been a childhood favourite of mine in the radio show "Much Binding in the Marsh" with his partner Kenneth Horne. With his daughter Jane Murdoch, I sang a plaintive Saraband off-key and without style, determining me never to expect a career in musical theatre.

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Revue celebrating 4th anniversary of the Belgrade theatre..


Banner photo: Pastiche L to R: Peter French, Kristine Howarth, Ian McKellen, Jane Murdoch, Sheila Keith


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