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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 ell 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 commercial productions.
I’m excited to visit Orkney for the first time as the climax of my tour. All profits will benefit purchase of theatre equipment including dance mat and backstage video link. See you there, I hope!
IAN McKELLEN ON STAGE is presented by Ambassador Theatre Group
Sir Ian has come up with a very engaging evening.
Act 1 is a mixture of anecdotes from his career, an extract from the book of Lord of the Rings and a handful of poems.
After a short interval Act 2 is focused solely on Shakespeare plays where Ian does speeches from those in which he has performed.
The Show will run, including interval, for approximately 2 ½ hours starting at 19.30.