Ian McKellen on Stage: Tolkien, Shakespeare and You!
UK Tour 25 January - 15 September 2019
West End Limited Run 20 September 2019 - 5 January 2020
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 National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Prospect Theatre, the Actors' Company, as well as with commercial productions. Sean Mathias, the director and I have worked together for stage and screen, many happy times.
Limited run in London following UK Tour, at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End 20 September 2019 - 5 January 2020
One Night Only at The Hudson Theatre, Broadway
Tickets on sale at the individual theatres or the official tour site. Links below:
Tour by Date
Tour by City
Official Tour Site