theatre appearances 1980s

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.

1970s 1990s 2000s 2010s
year play role author venue other cast members   review
1980 Hedda Gabler Lorborg Ibsen Haymarket Theatre Leicester      
  The Bedbug Ivan Prisypkin Mayakovsky Gate Theatre Fiona Gaunt    
1980 If Winter Comes Oswath  

Bush theatre

Leicester Haymarket

  Mrs Vershinin Alexander Vershinin Cooper Glasgow and Hamburg      
1980 Commitments Will Hughes

Bush theatre and BBC television broadcast.

Alan Rickman George Irving as Will  
1982 The Miss Firecracker Contest Mac Sam Henley Bush theatre      
1982 Destry rides again Kent Gershe Donmar warehouse Jill Gascoine, Alfred Molina George Irving as KentGeorge Irving as Kent  
1983 Shona Harry Craze Soho Poly      
1985 The Woolgatherer Cliff Mastrosimone Lyric Studio Hammersmith Kate Lock    
1985 Rumblings Neil Gater Gibbs Bush Theatre Belinda Lang   ...an abundance of expert close-contact comic acting
1986 Twelfth Night Orsino Shakespeare Leicester Haymarket Sylvester McCoy    
1986 The Miss Firecracker Contest Mac Sam Henley Greenwich Theatre Gayle Hunnicutt
Sandra Dickinson
1988 A Tale of Two Cities

Dr Manette

Marquis de St Evremande

Dickens/Mitchell Theatre Royal, Bath, and Arts Theatre Cambridge. Philip Middlemiss  
1989 Poor Beast in the rain Danger Doyle Roche

Bush theatre

and BBC radio broadcast.

Catherine Cusack   Any trivial reservations about Poor Beast (its archetypal dramatic curve, climaxing in a drunken exchange of home truths, smacks of the "difficult second play" syndrome) evaporate in the context of the trilogy as a whole, which is simply the fringe theatre event of the year and then some.
1989 On the verge

The Gorge Troll, The Yeti,
Madame Nhu,
Mr Coffee,
Nicky Paradise



Lilian Baylis Theatre,

Sadlers Wells

Paola Dionisotti , Juliet Stevenson. George Irving ...joined by the extraordinarily versatile George Irving, playing a variety of roles from the Yeti to a 50s dreamboat.
The Bedbug
miss firecracker
Destry Rides Again
Shona script
twelfth night
The Miss Firecracker contest
The MissFirecrackercontest Bath theatre Royal programme Tale of Two Cities A Tale of two Cities On the verge The Miss Firecracker Contest