A message from Ian McKellen:
I’m celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres I know well and a few that I don’t. The show starts with Gandalf and will probably end with an invitation to act with me on stage. In-between there will be anecdotes and acting. I open at my local arts centre in January and end up by August in Orkney.
Live theatre has always been thrilling to me, as an actor and in the audience. Growing up in Lancashire, I was grateful to those companies who toured beyond London and I’ve always enjoyed repaying that debt by touring up and down the country myself, with the RSC, the National Theatre, Prospect Theatre, the Actors’ Company, as well as with commercial productions.
I was part of the first company which opened the Playhouse in 1963, before I’d ever worked in London. It will be thrilling to be back with my new solo show of anecdote and acting. Including the reprise of one of my youthful performances in Nottingham. All profits will benefit free participatory activity for children in the most deprived areas of Nottingham in particular SHINE free youth theatres and 50:50 free ticket scheme. See you there, I hope!
IAN McKELLEN ON STAGE is presented by Ambassador Theatre Group
c.3 hours, including interval
Dates & Times
|Ian McKellen - SOLD OUT - Tue 25 Jun 7:30pm Tue 25 Jun||Main House||7:30pm||£45|
|Ian McKellen - SOLD OUT - Wed 26 Jun 7:30pm Wed 26 Jun||Main House||7:30pm||£45|