theatre appearances 2000s

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.

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year play role author venue other cast members   review
2006 The French Lieutenant's Woman The Writer John Fowles, adapted by Mark Healy Yvonne Arnaud theatre and tour Anthony Howell, Katy Odey George Irving in The French Lieutenant's Woman


'an actor as smooth and strong as a well-aged single malt whisky, dominates the stage and effortlessly moves from role to role with total command'

George Irving has such stage presence that, had he been centre stage more often, he would have detracted attention away from the rest of the impressive cast who were doing their best to tell his tale.

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2007 Shining City John Conor McPherson Octagon, Bolton Paul McCleary George Irving as John

'But the key to the success of this production is an extraordinary performance from George Irving as John, who seeks counselling about the ghostly visitations of his dead wife. His spell-binding confession of his personal experiences leads the audience through his own despair and repair. It is a charismatic performance.'

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2008 The Dying of Today The Barber Howard Barker Arcola Theatre Duncan Bell George Irving as The Barber

George Irving as the barber is also outstanding - he has authority, pathos, such a powerful face and looks every inch the tragic Greek.

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2009 All My Sons Joe Keller Arthur Miller  Octagon, Bolton

 Margot Leicester,
Mark Letheren, Patrick Poletti, Huw Higginson, Tammy Joelle, Francesca Ryan, Vanessa Kirby, Oscar Pierce

George Irving as Joe Keller

Reviews from the Lancashire Evening Post, theBritish Theatre Guide, UK Theatre net, The Bolton News, The Stage, , What's on Stage, News Gate, City Life, The Guardian, The Independent, and the Manchester Evening News.

2009 Ghosts Pastor Manders Henrik Ibsen Octagon, Bolton Margot Leicester, Oscar Pierce, Vanessa Kirby, Russell Richardson George Irving as Pastor Manders Reviews from The Stage, City Life, The Bolton News, the Lancashire Evening Post, UK Theatre net, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Independent, the British Theatre Guide, and the Public Reviews.
The French Lieutenant's woman programme
shining city programme
the dying of today
the dying of today
allmysons programme