9 November, 2018

Ian Mckellen – EVENT SOLD OUT


Ambassador Theatre Group presents

Ian Mckellen On Stage

Tolkien, Shakespeare, others …and you!

Ian McKellen is to celebrate his 80th birthday next year by raising funds for theatres, with a new solo show which will play on 80 stages across the UK, including Pitlochry Festival Theatre, 11 August, 8pm 2019, along with Tolkien, Shakespeare and many of his well-known and loved personas.

Details of the tour to celebrate his 80th birthday will be announced on The Graham Norton Show tonight.

It all begins in January 2019 with a Tour of London from the National Theatre to the Theatre Royal Stratford East, 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.

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.”

Many of my friends have told me of their happy times working in Pitlochry, so I’m delighted to be at last making my debut at the Festival Theatre. All profits will support young people to attend and take part in Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s wide range of programming. See you there, I hope!”

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