Ian McKellen in the role of various (singing & dancing)
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
20 March 1962 - 2 April 1962
Words from Ian McKellen
â€œA Revue for the Belgrade Theatreâ€™s Fourth Birthdayâ€.
Sketches, skits and gentle hilarity more redolent of the lightly entertaining West End revues circa 1950 than the then current satirical success of â€œBeyond the Fringeâ€ 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 â€œMuch Binding in the Marshâ€ 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.