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Ian McKellen says: '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.'
Accessibly priced tickets will be available everywhere. All profits will benefit specific causes at each theatre.
Theatre Royal Brighton opened in 1806 and is one of the oldest working theatres in the country. Ibsen premiered a UK production of The Doll’s House at the Theatre and Lord Olivier, John Gielgud and Dame Judi Dench have all performed on the famous stage. Theatre Royal Brighton has a bright future as it starts a third century of entertaining audiences.