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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 most recently in Norwich with Patrick Stewart in Waiting For Godot directed by Sean Mathias, the Director of my new show. That was the Theatre Royal. I’ve always been intrigued by the Maddermarket and it’s pioneering approach to Shakespeare. Profits go towards a long overdue Front of House renovation. See you there, I hope!"
IAN McKELLEN ON STAGE is presented by Ambassador Theatre Group
All profits from the shows at the Maddermarket Theatre will go towards our Front of House renovation project to include a much-needed revamp of the toilet facilities, sound proofing of the auditorium and installation of air conditioning in the Emmerson Studio.