THE PROMISE (1967)
Written by Aleksei Arbuzov, translated by Ariadne Nicolaeff
Directed by Frank Hauser
Ian McKellen in the role of Leonidik
Fortune Theatre, London
17 January 1967
Act II: Judi Dench and Ian McKellen
Act I: Judi Dench and Ian McKellen
Act III: Judi Dench, Ian McShane, Ian McKellen
Cartoon from Punch by Hewison: Judi Dench (in Act 3 costume), Ian McKellen (Act 2), and Ian McShane (Act I)
Act I: Judi Dench, Ian McShane, Ian McKellen
Act I: Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Ian McShane
Meeting of the blondes! Dora Bryan celebrating her first year in Hello Dolly at Drury Lane Theatre, whose stage door was opposite ours at the Fortune. One Saturday, in full make-up, she nipped between her shows to see ours from a private box.
Act III: Ian McShane, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench
With Judi Dench
THE PROMISE (Broadway)
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