Ian McKellen On Stage: with Tolkien,Shakespeare,Others and YOU
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
Fri 12 — Sat 13 Apr
at Theatre Royal
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.
I was last at Theatre Royal with Judi Dench, Prunella Scales and Timothy West, this time I’m here on my own. I am delighted that all profits will go towards Theatre Royal’s “200th Anniversary Fund” to develop Theatre Royal’s creative output, its wide reaching provision for children and young people, and its pioneering outreach work, the Associate Artists Programme.
See you there, I hope!
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
One Broker (Fri 12 Apr) Gibbs Denley Financial & Investment Advisors (Sat 13 Apr)