Ian McKellen on Stage: Tolkien, Shakespeare and You!

UK Tour 25 January - 15 September 2019

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.

Tickets on sale at the individual theatres or the official tour site. Links below:

Tour by Date

Tour by City

Photo credit Oliver Rosser, Feast Creative

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Tour by Date

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25-Jan-19 to 26-Jan-19The Space London fb tw
28-Jan-19 National Theatre, Lyttelton London fb tw ig
30-Jan-19 Young Vic London fb tw ig
03-Feb-19 Bridge Theatre London fb tw ig
04-Feb-19 Richmond Theatre London fb tw ig
06-Feb-19 Above The Stag Theatre London fb tw ig
10-Feb-19 Hampstead Theatre London fb tw ig
11-Feb-19 Arts Theatre London fb tw
12-Feb-19 to 13-Feb-19Theatre Royal Windsor Windsor fb tw ig
17-Feb-19 Old Vic London fb tw ig
19-Feb-19 to 20-Feb-19Bristol Old Vic Bristol fb tw ig
21-Feb-19 Royal Court London fb tw ig
24-Feb-19 to 25-Feb-19The Queens Theatre Hornchurch fb tw ig
26-Feb-19 RADA (Students only) London fb tw ig
01-Mar-19 Donmar Warehouse (Students only) London fb tw ig
03-Mar-19 Lyric Hammersmith London fb tw ig
04-Mar-19 Questors Ealing London fb tw ig
07-Mar-19 to 07-Mar-19Duke of York's Theatre London fb tw ig
08-Mar-19 to 09-Mar-19Ipswich New Wolsey Ipswich fb tw ig
10-Mar-19 Theatre Royal Stratford East London fb tw ig
13-Mar-19 Swansea Grand Theatre Swansea fb tw ig
14-Mar-19 to 15-Mar-19Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth fb tw ig
16-Mar-19 The Hafren Newtown fb tw
18-Mar-19 to 19-Mar-19Theatr Clwyd Mold fb tw ig
24-Mar-19 Theatre Royal Bath Bath fb tw ig
29-Mar-19 to 30-Mar-19Maddermarket Theatre Norwich fb tw
02-Apr-19 The Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone fb tw
05-Apr-19 Chichester Minerva Theatre Chichester fb tw ig
12-Apr-19 to 13-Apr-19Theatre Royal Bury St EdmundsBury St Edmunds fb tw ig
14-Apr-19 Royal & Derngate Northampton fb tw ig
17-Apr-19 to 18-Apr-19Colchester Mercury Colchester fb tw ig
20-Apr-19 Belgrade Theatre Coventry Coventry fb tw ig
24-Apr-19 to 25-Apr-19Norwich Playhouse Norwich fb tw ig
27-Apr-19 to 28-Apr-19St George's Guildhall King's Lynn
30-Apr-19 to 01-May-19Oxford Playhouse Oxford fb tw ig
03-May-19 to 04-May-19Jersey Opera House Jersey fb tw ig
06-May-19 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Aylesbury fb tw ig
07-May-19 to 08-May-19Cheltenham Everyman Theatre Cheltenham fb tw ig
10-May-19 to 11-May-19Cambridge Arts Theatre Cambridge fb tw ig
13-May-19 to 14-May-19Wigan Little Theatre Wigan fb tw
15-May-19 The Forum Theatre Romiley Stockport fb tw
17-May-19 to 18-May-19Liverpool Playhouse Liverpool fb tw ig
19-May-19 Warwick Arts Centre Coventry fb tw ig
20-May-19 Blackpool Grand Blackpool fb tw ig
25-May-19 Albert Halls Theatre Bolton fb tw ig
28-May-19 The Dukes Lancaster fb tw ig
31-May-19 Buxton Opera House Buxton fb tw ig
01-Jun-19 to 02-Jun-19Curve Theatre Leicester fb tw ig
03-Jun-19 Sheffield Crucible Sheffield fb tw ig
04-Jun-19 Theatre Royal Wakefield Wakefield fb tw ig
05-Jun-19 to 06-Jun-19HOME Manchester Manchester fb tw ig
09-Jun-19 Forum Theatre Billingham Stockton-on-Tees fb tw
11-Jun-19 The Civic Barnsley fb tw ig
12-Jun-19 CAST Doncaster fb tw ig
14-Jun-19 The Georgian Theatre Royal Richmond fb tw ig
16-Jun-19 Hull New Theatre Hull fb tw ig
17-Jun-19 Grand Opera House York fb tw
21-Jun-19 to 22-Jun-19Birmingham Rep Birmingham fb tw ig
25-Jun-19 to 26-Jun-19Nottingham Playhouse Nottingham fb tw ig
27-Jun-19 to 28-Jun-19Cardiff New Theatre Cardiff fb tw ig
01-Jul-19 Northcott Theatre Exeter fb tw ig
02-Jul-19 Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts Poole fb tw ig
03-Jul-19 Marine Theatre Lyme Regis fb tw
05-Jul-19 The Watermill Theatre Newbury fb tw ig
09-Jul-19 Princess Theatre Torquay fb tw ig
15-Jul-19 to 18-Jul-19Theatre Royal Brighton Brighton fb tw ig
21-Jul-19 RST & Swan Theatre Stratford upon Avon fb tw ig
25-Jul-19 to 26-Jul-19Lyric Belfast fb tw ig
27-Jul-19 Waterside Derry fb tw
29-Jul-19 The Braid Arts Centre Ballymena fb
31-Jul-19 to 01-Aug-19Theatre at The Mill Newtonabbey fb tw
09-Aug-19 Dundee Rep Theatre Dundee fb tw ig
11-Aug-19 Pitlochry Festival Theatre Pitlochry fb tw ig
12-Aug-19 Eden Court Inverness fb tw
14-Aug-19 Tivoli Aberdeen fb tw ig
18-Aug-19 Newcastle Theatre Royal Newcastle upon Tyne fb tw ig
20-Aug-19 Theatre by the Lake Keswick fb tw ig
22-Aug-19 to 25-Aug-19Edinburgh International Festival Edinburgh fb tw ig
28-Aug-19 Orkney Arts TheatreOrkney fb
15-Sep-19 National Theatre, Olivier London fb tw ig

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Dates TheatreCityFacebookTwitterInstagram
14-Aug-19 Tivoli Aberdeen fb tw ig
14-Mar-19 to 15-Mar-19Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth fb tw ig
06-May-19 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Aylesbury fb tw ig
29-Jul-19 The Braid Arts Centre Ballymena fb
11-Jun-19 The Civic Barnsley fb tw ig
24-Mar-19 Theatre Royal Bath Bath fb tw ig
25-Jul-19 to 26-Jul-19Lyric Belfast fb tw ig
21-Jun-19 to 22-Jun-19Birmingham Rep Birmingham fb tw ig
20-May-19 Blackpool Grand Blackpool fb tw ig
25-May-19 Albert Halls Theatre Bolton fb tw ig
15-Jul-19 to 18-Jul-19Theatre Royal Brighton Brighton fb tw ig
19-Feb-19 to 20-Feb-19Bristol Old Vic Bristol fb tw ig
12-Apr-19 to 13-Apr-19Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Bury St Edmunds fb tw ig
31-May-19 Buxton Opera House Buxton fb tw ig
10-May-19 to 11-May-19Cambridge Arts Theatre Cambridge fb tw ig
27-Jun-19 to 28-Jun-19Cardiff New Theatre Cardiff fb tw ig
07-May-19 to 08-May-19Cheltenham Everyman Theatre Cheltenham fb tw ig
05-Apr-19 Chichester Minerva Theatre Chichester fb tw ig
17-Apr-19 to 18-Apr-19Colchester Mercury Colchester fb tw ig
20-Apr-19 Belgrade Theatre Coventry Coventry fb tw ig
19-May-19 Warwick Arts Centre Coventry fb tw ig
27-Jul-19 Waterside Derry fb tw
12-Jun-19 CAST Doncaster fb tw ig
09-Aug-19 Dundee Rep Theatre Dundee fb tw ig
22-Aug-19 to 25-Aug-19Edinburgh International FestivalEdinburgh fb tw ig
01-Jul-19 Northcott Theatre Exeter fb tw ig
02-Apr-19 The Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone fb tw
24-Feb-19 to 25-Feb-19The Queens Theatre Hornchurchfb tw ig
16-Jun-19 Hull New Theatre Hull fb tw ig
12-Aug-19 Eden Court Inverness fb tw
08-Mar-19 to 09-Mar-19Ipswich New Wolsey Ipswich fb tw ig
03-May-19 to 04-May-19Jersey Opera House Jersey fb tw ig
20-Aug-19 Theatre by the Lake Keswick fb tw ig
27-Apr-19 to 28-Apr-19St Georges Guildhall King's Lynn  
28-May-19 The Dukes Lancaster fb tw ig
01-Jun-19 to 02-Jun-19Curve Theatre Leicester fb tw ig
17-May-19 to 18-May-19Liverpool Playhouse Liverpool fb tw ig
15-Sep-19 National Theatre, Olivier London fb tw ig
17-Feb-19 Old Vic London fb tw ig
10-Mar-19 Theatre Royal Stratford East London fb tw ig
21-Feb-19 Royal Court London fb tw ig
26-Feb-19 RADA (Students only) London fb tw ig
07-Mar-19 to 07-Mar-19Duke of York's Theatre London fb tw ig
06-Feb-19 Above The Stag Theatre London fb tw ig
03-Mar-19 Lyric Hammersmith London fb tw ig
01-Mar-19 Donmar Warehouse (Students only) London fb tw ig
11-Feb-19 Arts Theatre London fb tw
10-Feb-19 Hampstead Theatre London fb tw ig
04-Feb-19 Richmond Theatre London fb tw ig
03-Feb-19 Bridge Theatre London fb tw ig
30-Jan-19 Young Vic London fb tw ig
28-Jan-19 National Theatre, Lyttelton London fb tw ig
25-Jan-19 to 26-Jan-19The Space London fb tw
04-Mar-19 Questors Ealing London fb tw ig
03-Jul-19 Marine Theatre Lyme Regis fb tw
05-Jun-19 to 06-Jun-19HOME Manchester Manchester fb tw ig
18-Mar-19 to 19-Mar-19Theatr Clwyd Mold fb tw ig
05-Jul-19 The Watermill Theatre Newbury fb tw ig
18-Aug-19 Newcastle Theatre Royal Newcastle upon Tyne fb tw ig
31-Jul-19 to 01-Aug-19Theatre at The Mill Newtonabbey fb tw
16-Mar-19 The Hafren Newtown fb tw
14-Apr-19 Royal & Derngate Northampton fb tw ig
24-Apr-19 to 25-Apr-19Norwich Playhouse Norwich fb tw ig
29-Mar-19 to 30-Mar-19Maddermarket Theatre Norwich fb tw
25-Jun-19 to 26-Jun-19Nottingham Playhouse Nottingham fb tw ig
28-Aug-19 Orkney Arts Theatre Orkney fb
30-Apr-19 to 01-May-19Oxford Playhouse Oxford fb tw ig
11-Aug-19 Pitlochry Festival Theatre Pitlochry fb tw ig
02-Jul-19 Lighthouse, Poole's Centre For The Arts Poole fb tw ig
14-Jun-19 The Georgian Theatre Royal Richmond fb tw ig
03-Jun-19 Sheffield Crucible Sheffield fb tw ig
15-May-19 The Forum Theatre Romiley Stockport fb tw
09-Jun-19 Forum Theatre Billingham Stockton-on-Tees fb tw
21-Jul-19 RST & Swan Theatre Stratford upon Avon fb tw ig
13-Mar-19 Swansea Grand Theatre Swansea fb tw ig
09-Jul-19 Princess Theatre Torquay fb tw ig
04-Jun-19 Theatre Royal Wakefield Wakefield fb tw ig
13-May-19 to 14-May-19Wigan Little Theatre Wigan fb tw
12-Feb-19 to 13-Feb-19Theatre Royal Windsor Windsor fb tw ig
17-Jun-19 Grand Opera House York fb tw