Ian McKellen - Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You

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Ian McKellen - Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You
Ian McKellen is to celebrate his 8oth birthday by raising funds for theatres, with a new solo show which will play on 80 stages across the UK. The intimate show is a mixture of anecdote and acting, including Tolkien, Shakespeare, others...and you the audience. 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 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 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."

Performers Ian McKellen.
Producer Ambassador Theatre Group. Director Sean Mathias.


Review: Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You
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Tour details for Ian McKellen - Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You 2019

Between 23rd May 2019 and 15th September 2019 this tour will visit 38 venues in Burnley, Bolton, Lancaster, Sheffield, Buxton, Leicester, Sheffield, Wakefield, Manchester, Billingham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Richmond, Hull, York, Birmingham, Nottingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Poole, Lyme Regis, Newbury, Torquay, Brighton, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Belfast, Derry, Ballymena, Newtownabbey, Dundee, Pitlochry, Inverness, Aberdeen, Newcastle upon Tyne, Keswick, Edinburgh, Kirkwall and West End. Current and future dates only. This production has already been seen in 48 venues since 25th January 2019.

Dates for Ian McKellen - Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You (One person show) tour

Thu, 23rd May 2019
  Burnley Arts Centre, Burnley» {1}

Sat, 25th May 2019
  Bolton Town Hall, Bolton»

Tue, 28th May 2019
  The Dukes, Lancaster»

Thu, 30th May 2019
  Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield»

Fri, 31st May 2019
  Buxton Opera House, Buxton»

Sat, 1st June 2019 to Sun, 2nd June 2019
  Curve, Leicester»

Mon, 3rd June 2019
  Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield»

Wed, 5th June 2019 to Thu, 6th June 2019
  Home Theatre (formerly Cornerhouse), Manchester»

Sun, 9th June 2019
  Forum Theatre, Billingham» {1}

Tue, 11th June 2019
  The Civic, Barnsley»

Wed, 12th June 2019
  Cast, Doncaster»

Fri, 14th June 2019
  Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond»

Sun, 16th June 2019
  Hull New Theatre, Hull»

Mon, 17th June 2019
  Grand Opera House, York» {1}

Fri, 21st June 2019 to Sat, 22nd June 2019
  Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham»

Tue, 25th June 2019 to Wed, 26th June 2019
  Playhouse, Nottingham»

Thu, 27th June 2019 to Fri, 28th June 2019
  New Theatre, Cardiff»

Mon, 1st July 2019
  Northcott Theatre, Exeter»

Wed, 3rd July 2019
  Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis»

Fri, 5th July 2019
  The Watermill Theatre, Newbury»

Tue, 9th July 2019
  Princess Theatre, Torquay»

Mon, 15th July 2019 to Thu, 18th July 2019
  Theatre Royal, Brighton» {1}

Thu, 25th July 2019 to Fri, 26th July 2019
  Lyric Theatre, Belfast»

Sat, 27th July 2019
  Waterside Theatre, Derry»

Mon, 29th July 2019
  The Braid, Ballymena»

Wed, 31st July 2019 to Thu, 1st August 2019
  Theatre At The Mill, Newtownabbey»

Fri, 9th August 2019
  Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee»

Mon, 12th August 2019
  Eden Court Theatre, Inverness»

Wed, 14th August 2019
  Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen»

Sun, 18th August 2019
  Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne»

Tue, 20th August 2019
  The Theatre By The Lake, Keswick»

Thu, 22nd August 2019 to Sun, 25th August 2019
  Assembly Hall, Edinburgh»

Wed, 28th August 2019
  Orkney Theatre, Kirkwall»

Sun, 15th September 2019
  Olivier (National Theatre), West End»
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