Ambassador Theatre Group presents
IAN MCKELLEN ON STAGE
With Tolkien, Shakespeare, others…and you!
It all begins in January 2019 with a Tour of London from the National Theatre to the Theatre Royal Stratford East, as well as performances in the West End and Outer London. Then, across the country, he will visit theatres large and small with which he has personal connections, including amateur groups he knew as a child and notable playhouses he has played in as a professional actor over the last half-century.
Accessibly priced tickets will be available everywhere. All profits will benefit specific causes at each theatre.
His intimate show is a mixture of anecdote and acting, including Tolkien, Shakespeare, others...and you the audience.
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.
My childhood holidays were usually in North Wales and in the South, I’ve often appeared in Cardiff and Swansea. This will be my first visit to Aberystwyth. Better late than never! Profits go to the Arts Centre’s programme of theatre for young children and families. See you there, I hope!
IAN McKELLEN ON STAGE is presented by Ambassador Theatre Group