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Ian McKellen on Stage


Cambridge Arts Theatre
St Edwards Passage

Tel: 01223 503333

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Ian McKellen will perform at Cambridge Arts Theatre to give two charity
performances, as part of a very special birthday tour. Don’t miss this rare
opportunity to see one of Britain’s national treasures on the Arts Theatre
stage talking about his prolific career.

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, National Theatre, Prospect Theatre,
the Actors’ Company, as well as with commercial productions.

I can’t forget the thrill of first appearing at Cambridge Arts Theatre when I
was an undergraduate in The Marlowe Society productions. Alongside Derek
Jacobi and other future professionals, I played in Shakespeare, Marlowe, Ibsen
and Anouilh. Since, I’ve returned many times with the old Prospect Company,
the Actors’ Company. Most recently I was in the audience to see one of Ken
Dodd’s last shows. All profits will go towards a new hearing loop for the
theatre and better access provision for their customers with disabilities.

See you there, I hope!”

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Friday - Saturday, 7.45PM: £20/£35/£55/£75

All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee

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