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Ian McKellen On Stage

With Tolkien, Shakespeare, others …and you!

Showing Tue 20 Aug. 7.30pm

Ian McKellen On Stage

This production ended on 20/08/2019


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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.

As a theatre-mad lad in Lancashire I used to see the touring Century Theatre, which ended up by the lake in Keswick. So my debut here is in gratitude for those long-ago productions and for the other times when I have seen the company at work in Keswick. The Lake District is my favourite part of the country, which is another reason I wanted to bring you my new show.

See you there, I hope!”

Ian McKellen is performing to help raise funds for TBTL
Demand for this event is anticipated to be high. Running time 2 hours 50 minutes including a 20 minute interval.

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Prices £55; bar stools £45