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Ian McKellen as Gandalf

Ian McKellen as King Lear

 
 

 

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IAN McKELLEN ON STAGE
With Shakespeare, Tolkien
and You

New Zealand Tour in support of reconstruction of the quake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal

 5 May - 24 June 2012
Fifty Years An Actor

Shakespeare, Chekov, Beckett and Christmas Pantomime
The Wizard Gandalf, the X-Men's Magneto
James Whale, King Lear and Mel Hutchwright (Coronation Street)

Ian McKellen on Stage is a new show, combining performances from Sir Ian McKellen with audience participation. In this unique fundraiser, you are invited to ask any question at all about the renowned actor and activist's work and life, as he retraces his journey from the north of England to the West End of London, to Broadway, Hollywood and to Middle-earth. There will be chat, reminiscence, gossip and performances from his Shakespeare and Tolkien repertoire ("You Shall Not Pass!") - with maybe a song and a chance to act on stage with Henry V!

"Basically it will be a party. Do come!" Sir Ian says.

ASB Bank has agreed to support the New Zealand wide shows so that all income goes directly to fund the repair Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal - which was badly damaged in the series of 2011 earthquakes.

"The last time I was on stage in New Zealand was at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Waiting for Godot," Sir Ian says. "I love this beautiful old theatre and want to help restore it as soon as possible."

Ian McKellen On Stage
Photo by Steve Thomson

New Zealand Tour

Saturday 5 May 7.30pm
Kings Theatre
Stratford
SOLD OUT

Sunday 6 May 1.00pm
Centrepoint
Palmerston North
SOLD OUT

Saturday 12 May 7.30pm
Clarence St Theatre
Hamilton
SOLD OUT

Sunday 13 May 2.00pm
Baycourt Theatre
Tauranga
SOLD OUT

Sunday 20 May 2.00pm & 7.30pm
Theatre Royal
Nelson
SOLD OUT

Saturday 26 May 8.00pm
Q
Auckland
SOLD OUT

Sunday 27 May 2.00pm
Q
Auckland
SOLD OUT

Saturday 2 June 7.30pm
Aurora Centre
Christchurch
SOLD OUT

Sunday 3 June 2.00pm
The Court Theatre
Christchurch
SOLD OUT

Saturday 9 June 7.30pm
Lake Wanaka Centre
SOLD OUT

Sunday 10 June 2.00pm
Lake Wanaka Centre
SOLD OUT

Saturday 16 June 7.30pm
Hawkes Bay Opera House
Hastings

Saturday 23 June 7.30pm: Opera House
Wellington

SOLD OUT

Sunday 24 June 2.00pm
Events Centre
Carterton
SOLD OUT