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Multi-award winning star of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen is returning to the London stage for a special limited engagement at the Park Theatre. The one-man show under the title of Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You promises to be a unique and intimate opportunity to experience one of Britain's greatest actors up close and personal and will run for nine performances from 3 to 9 July 2017.
Directed by Jez Bond, the Park Theatre’s Artistic Director, McKellen will guide patrons through some of the most significant works which have helped him establish himself in both theatre and film - from Macbeth to Gandalf. The show will feature McKellen reprising some of his most iconic performances, as well as answering questions from the audience and discussing his working relationships with some of the other notable actors and directors throughout his career. There will even be opportunity for audience participation for those who have always dreamed of acting with Sir Ian on stage. Furthermore, Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You will feature a never before seen collection of iconic photographs, posters and paintings from Sir Ian's plays and films, with certain pieces up for sale.
McKellen has agreed to appear in order to raise funds for the Park Theatre, for which he is a key Ambassador. He commented: “I’m performing at Park Theatre to help raise funds for the charity. In a short time the theatre has established itself on both the theatrical and local maps. But with no public subsidy for core costs they need to bring in donations of around £250,000 every year just to keep the doors open. The monies raised from the higher ticket prices for this production will support their core ambition of producing accessible theatre throughout the coming years and furthering their work with the local community. A number of £10 seats will also be available on the day. I do hope you’ll support this wonderful cause.”
Tickets are on sale now.