Year: 1978

Title of the play: And Is There Honey Still For Tea?

Author: Roger Rees (Anthology compiler)

Director: Roger Rees

Others in the Cast: Ian McKellen, Roger Rees, Susan Tracy, Alec Wallis

Company/Event: Royal Shakespeare Company

Theatre and location: Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London

Other productions of the same play:  Towngate Theatre, Poole; Key Theatre, Peterborough; St George’s Arts Centre, Great Yarmouth; Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds; MacRobert Arts Centre, University of Stirling; Civic Theatre, Rotherham;

Assembly Rooms, Glastonbury

Plot summary: Roger Rees’ compilation for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s small-scale tour which I produced in 1978 dealt with English themes and obsessions. Rupert Brooke (who died while serving as a soldier in the First World War) wrote about his time at Cambridge living in the old vicarage at Grantchester upstream on the River Cam — “Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?” — afternoon tea being an English institution.- Ian McKellen

Peth’s role: Reader


Production details: Here

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With Susan Tracy, Roger Rees, Alec Wallis, Ian McKellen

Original pic here

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