OTHELLO (1955)

Written by William Shakespeare

Ian McKellen in the role of Montano

Bolton School

21 March 1955 - 26 March 1955


Words from Ian McKellen

This was a bold choice for schoolboys. Although Duncan Sculthorpe was still convincing in drag, I had graduated to male roles. I was disappointed not to play the more considerable part of Cassio but the photos show I was learning some theatrical gesturing. — Ian McKellen, December 2006

Comments and Reviews

"There was too, a notable performance from I. M. McKellen as Montano." — Bolton Evening News, 22 March 1955.


Banner photo: Act II Scene 1: (Ian McKellen, center as Montano) Photo by: Percy C Rising


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Next Play: HENRY IV PART 2 (1956)