SIR IAN MCKELLEN ON STAGE With Tolkien, Shakespeare, others…and you!

Grand Opera House York

Monday 17 June at 7.30pm

Twice nominated for the Oscar, and recipient of every major theatrical award in UK and US, Sir Ian McKellen is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest actors.

Sir Ian McKellen says: “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 www. 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 National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Prospect Theatre, the Actors’ Company, as well as with commercial productions. Sean Mathias, the director and I have worked together for stage and screen, many happy times.

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