Ian Mckellen Press Release: If You Missed The Nottingham Playhouse Solo Show Here’s The List of UK Dates

Ian McKellen on Stage: Tolkien, Shakespeare and You!

UK Tour 25 January – 15 September 2019 West End Limited Run 20 September 2019 – 5 January 2020

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 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.

Limited run in London following UK Tour, at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End 20 September 2019 – 5 January 2020

One Night Only at The Hudson Theatre, Broadway

Tickets on sale at the individual theatres or the official tour site. Links below:

Tour by Date

Photo credit Oliver Rosser, Feast Creative

Dates Theatre City Facebook Twitter Instagram
25-Jan to 26-Jan The Space London fb tw
28-Jan National Theatre, Lyttelton London fb tw ig
30-Jan Young Vic London fb tw ig
01-Feb Rose Theatre Kingston fb tw ig
03-Feb Bridge Theatre London fb tw ig
04-Feb Richmond Theatre London fb tw ig
05-Feb Sands Films London fb tw
06-Feb Above The Stag Theatre London fb tw ig
10-Feb Hampstead Theatre London fb tw ig
11-Feb Arts Theatre London fb tw
12-Feb to 13-Feb Theatre Royal Windsor Windsor fb tw ig
15-Feb Piccadilly Theatre London fb tw ig
17-Feb to 17-Feb Old Vic London fb tw ig
19-Feb to 20-Feb Bristol Old Vic Bristol fb tw ig
22-Feb Royal Court London fb tw ig
24-Feb to 25-Feb The Queens Theatre Hornchurch fb tw ig
26-Feb RADA (Students only) London fb tw ig
01-Mar Donmar Warehouse (Students only) London fb tw ig
03-Mar Lyric Hammersmith London fb tw ig
04-Mar Questors Ealing London fb tw ig
07-Mar to 07-Mar Duke of York’s Theatre London fb tw ig
08-Mar to 09-Mar Ipswich New Wolsey Ipswich fb tw ig
10-Mar Theatre Royal Stratford East London fb tw ig
13-Mar Swansea Grand Theatre Swansea fb tw ig
14-Mar to 15-Mar Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth fb tw ig
16-Mar The Hafren Newtown fb tw
18-Mar to 19-Mar Theatr Clwyd Mold fb tw ig
24-Mar Landmark Theatre Ilfracombe fb tw
25-Mar Theatre Royal Bath Bath fb tw ig
29-Mar to 30-Mar Maddermarket Theatre Norwich fb tw
02-Apr The Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone fb tw
05-Apr Chichester Minerva Theatre Chichester fb tw ig
10-Apr Nuffield Theatre Southampton fb tw
12-Apr to 13-Apr Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Bury St Edmunds fb tw ig
14-Apr Royal & Derngate Northampton fb tw ig
16-Apr Frinton Summer Theatre Frinton-On-Sea fb tw
17-Apr to 18-Apr Colchester Mercury Colchester fb tw ig
20-Apr Belgrade Theatre Coventry Coventry fb tw ig
24-Apr to 25-Apr Norwich Playhouse Norwich fb tw ig
27-Apr to 28-Apr St George’s Guildhall King’s Lynn
30-Apr to 01-May Oxford Playhouse Oxford fb tw ig
03-May to 04-May Jersey Opera House Jersey fb tw ig
06-May Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Aylesbury fb tw ig
07-May to 08-May Cheltenham Everyman Theatre Cheltenham fb tw ig
10-May to 11-May Cambridge Arts Theatre Cambridge fb tw ig
13-May to 14-May Wigan Little Theatre Wigan fb tw
15-May The Forum Theatre Romiley Stockport fb tw
17-May to 18-May Liverpool Playhouse Liverpool fb tw ig
19-May Warwick Arts Centre Coventry fb tw ig
20-May Blackpool Grand Blackpool fb tw ig
23-May to 23-May Burnley Youth Theatre Burnley fb tw ig
25-May Albert Halls Theatre Bolton fb tw ig
28-May The Dukes Lancaster fb tw ig
31-May Buxton Opera House Buxton fb tw ig
01-Jun to 02-Jun Curve Theatre Leicester fb tw ig
03-Jun Sheffield Crucible Sheffield fb tw ig
04-Jun Theatre Royal Wakefield Wakefield fb tw ig
05-Jun to 06-Jun HOME Manchester Manchester fb tw ig
09-Jun Forum Theatre Billingham Stockton-on-Tees fb tw
11-Jun The Civic Barnsley fb tw ig
12-Jun CAST Doncaster fb tw ig
14-Jun The Georgian Theatre Royal Richmond fb tw ig
16-Jun Hull New Theatre Hull fb tw ig
17-Jun Grand Opera House York fb tw
21-Jun to 22-Jun Birmingham Rep Birmingham fb tw ig
25-Jun to 26-Jun Nottingham Playhouse Nottingham fb tw ig
27-Jun to 28-Jun Cardiff New Theatre Cardiff fb tw ig
01-Jul Northcott Theatre Exeter fb tw ig
02-Jul Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre For The Arts Poole fb tw ig
03-Jul Marine Theatre Lyme Regis fb tw
05-Jul The Watermill Theatre Newbury fb tw ig
15-Jul to 19-Jul Theatre Royal Brighton Brighton fb tw ig
21-Jul RST & Swan Theatre Stratford upon Avon fb tw ig
25-Jul to 26-Jul Lyric Belfast fb tw ig
27-Jul Waterside Derry fb tw
29-Jul The Braid Arts Centre Ballymena fb
31-Jul to 01-Aug Theatre at The Mill Newtonabbey fb tw
09-Aug Dundee Rep Theatre Dundee fb tw ig
11-Aug Pitlochry Festival Theatre Pitlochry fb tw ig
12-Aug Eden Court Inverness fb tw
14-Aug Tivoli Aberdeen fb tw ig
18-Aug Newcastle Theatre Royal Newcastle upon Tyne fb tw ig
20-Aug Theatre by the Lake Keswick fb tw ig
22-Aug to 25-Aug Edinburgh International Festival Edinburgh fb tw ig
28-Aug Orkney Arts Theatre Orkney fb
15-Sep National Theatre, Olivier London fb tw ig