Letter: In Brief

Sir: I am sure everyone will wish Sir Ian McKellen well in joining the West Yorkshire Playhouse ("McKellen: I may quit the London stage", 23 September), but I fear he may be deluding himself when he says "If you stay there [Leeds] for six months you become a local resident." In my experience of running regional theatre any actor - however talented - who stays in rep for six months provokes an audience reaction of "Not him again!"


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