Ian McKellen in the role of various (singing & dancing)
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
20 March 1962 - 2 April 1962
Words from Ian McKellen
Ã¢â‚¬Å“A Revue for the Belgrade TheatreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Fourth BirthdayÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Sketches, skits and gentle hilarity more redolent of the lightly entertaining West End revues circa 1950 than the then current satirical success of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Beyond the FringeÃ¢â‚¬Â 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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Much Binding in the MarshÃ¢â‚¬Â 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.