Ian McKellen On StageWith Tolkien, Shakespeare, others… and you!
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 young actor I envied my friends who worked for the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Company, home of Salad Days and multitudinous teas in Carwardine’s! I at last made my début here in ‘Acting Shakespeare’ and returned in Mark Ravenhill’s The Cut in 2006. I’m very glad to be back in Bristol, at the outset of my national tour with a new solo show, raising funds for a new inclusive weekly group for disabled young adults. See you there, I hope!
Ian McKellen On Stage is presented by Ambassador Theatre Group
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