Written by Jean Anouilh, translated by Lucienne Hill

Directed by Robert Chetwyn

Ian McKellen in the role of Gilbert Folliot, Bishop of London / First Baron

Arts Theatre, Ipswich, Suffolk

11 September 1962 - 22 September 1962


Words from Ian McKellen

"I also met Nick Barter- Spencer (later head of Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London), Kerry Crabbe (who became a theatre agent), Clive Graham ('Ennerdale Farm' regular for Yorkshire Television), Helen Ryan (who was famous as BBC TV's 'Queen Alexandra')."

Comments and Reviews

First time working with Robert Chetwyn, later to direct HAMLET and BENT.


Banner photo: L to R: Ian Thompson, Gawn Grainger, Colin Kaye, Brendan Barry, Ian de Voy, Patrick OConnell, Ian McKellen, Roderick Horn, Clive Graham, Jonathan Meddings,


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