theatre appearances 1970s

George Irving was a founder member of the South Shields Youth theatre in 1966, and a director from 1968 - 69.

He worked at the National Youth Theatre from 1966 - 73, and attended Birmingham University Drama department , graduating in July 1973, with B.A.Hons in Drama.

He has appeared in repertory in Newcastle, Exeter, Birmingham and Leicester, and a season at the Open Space.

Geordie's March
1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
year play role author venue other cast members   review
  Endgame Hamm Beckett        
  The Way of the World Mr. Fainall Congreve Birmingham Fidelis Morgan George Irving as Mr Fainall  
  Henry V French King Shakespeare National Youth Theatre      
  Julius Caesar Casca Shakespeare National Youth Theatre      
  Zigger Zagger Les Terson National Youth Theatre      
  A Midsummer's Night's Dream Bottom Shakespeare National Youth Theatre      
  Geordie's March George Terson National Youth Theatre (Shaw theatre) Tony Conaboy    
  In camera   Sartre Birmingham Fidelis Morgan George Irving  
1970 Macbeth Macbeth Shakespeare

National Youth Theatre,
Sunderland Empire

  George was also assistant director.  
1972 Measure for Measure Pompey Shakespeare

National Youth Theatre,
Shaw Theatre

Francis Matthews, Dominic Jephcott    

Byker Byker

  Phil Woods University Theatre Newcastle

Fred Pearson

The Tyneside Theatre Company  
1974 Rock Nativity  John, 2nd shepherd  Wood University Theatre Newcastle

Frances Tomelty

Sting's band, Last Exit, supplied the music.

George Irving “… inspired moments of rejoicing.” Newcastle Journal

Cyrano de Bergerac



University Theatre Newcastle      


Horse Shaffer University Theatre Newcastle Dicken Ashworth    
1975 The Devils Father Urbain Grandier Whiting University Theatre Newcastle Bruce Alexander    
!976 The Shrew Henchman Marowitz after Shakespeare Open Space Theatre Linda Hayden    
1976 Artaud at Rodez Louis Jouvet Marowitz Open Space Theatre and Rome Clive Merrison    
1977 Othello Iago Shakespeare Northcott Theatre Exeter, and tour Geraldine James 'Iago, played by George Irving, is pure 20th century treachery. As cunning and plausible as today's con man, he offers a friendly word in the ear while slipping the knife of doubt neatly between the shoulder blades.'
1979 Hearing  Dan Louise Page Birmingham rep     Taking place in a sugar factory, the play compares the experiences of Gale, who has been deaf from birth, and Ian, who is losing his hearing because of the noise at the factory.
Macbeth prigramme
Byker Byker programme
Cyrano de Bergerac
Rock Nativity
The Devils
Artaud at Rodez + The Shrew programme