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Ian McKellen brings reminiscences of a life in acting to the West End this Autumn. Join him as he regales audiences with tales of Middle Earth and Shakespeare in Ian McKellen On Stage, at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 20 September.

After stopping off in cities from Lancashire to the Midlands, Ian McKellen brings his 80th birthday career retrospective to the West End. Ian McKellen On Stage with Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others and You opens this Autumn at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

This celebratory one-man show offers audiences a real treat. Starting with his Academy Award nominated Middle Earth character Gandalf, McKellen invites us on a half-century long journey through some of his most iconic work. Expect plenty of anecdotes from behind the curtains, and the chance to join one of our greatest living thesps on stage for a spot of acting yourself. In keeping with the rest of his 2019 tour, profits from the Harold Pinter run will be donated to theatre charities.

McKellen himself needs little introduction; since his professional stage debut at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre in A Man for All Seasons (1961), he has starred in a multitude of plays, films and television series. To the wider public, he is perhaps best known as Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Magneto in the X-Men film franchise, although his stage credits are also near-unmatched. He counts 11 Olivier Awards nominations to his name, and has won five times, most recently for Richard III in 1991. His last West End performance was just last year, as he conquered King Lear at the Duke of York's Theatre.

Whether you’re a comic book fan or a Shakespeare devotee, Ian McKellen On Stage at the Harold Pinter Theatre is sure to be an engaging and utterly incomparable evening out. The West End run opens its doors on 20 September.

Performance dates:
04 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2019
Running time:
2 hours and 25 minutes including an interval.
Harold Pinter Theatre (See map)
Age recommendation:
Recommended 8+
Audience Notes:
Fans of McKellen’s long and varied career don’t want to miss this opportunity to be led on a journey down memory lane with the enigmatic actor - this will be a hot ticket in the run-up to Christmas.

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    It was lovely to spend the evening with Mr. McKellen. He told stories, delivered Shakespeare and... More

    daan1601's avatar
    daan1601 15 Feb 2020

    Sheer delight. Interesting, funny, great rapport with the audience and a Shakespeare masterclass... More

    leepeddie's avatar
    leepeddie Top 100 reviewer 13 Oct 2019

    Absolutely Incredible performance by Sir Ian Mckellen. His energy, passion, acting and versatilit... More

    reemap1's avatar
    reemap1 14 Oct 2019

    Such a wonderful little show, definitely worth seeing whether you are a fan of Sir Ian McKellen o... More

    eimeard's avatar
    eimeard 10 Nov 2019

    It was a privilege to see Ian McKellen on this performance, he was magnificent, inspirational and... More

    fotinic's avatar
    fotinic 14 Dec 2019

    So glad I got to see Ian McKellen, one of the finest actors around. I would definitely recommend.... More

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    mariabell Top 200 reviewer 09 Oct 2019
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