Ian McKellen at 80 Prod Shot

Ian McKellen on stage

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Theatre Royal, Brighton

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Mon 15 Jul - Fri 19 Jul 2019

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Ian McKellen is to celebrate his 8oth birthday this year by raising funds for theatres, with a new solo show which will play on 80 stages across the UK.

Theatre Royal, Brightonchange

Mon 15 Jul - Fri 19 Jul 2019
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Mon - Fri at 19:45
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

Why go and see it?

His intimate show is a mixture of anecdote and acting, including Tolkien, Shakespeare, others...and you the audience.

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.'

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Accessibly priced tickets will be available everywhere. All profits will benefit specific causes at each theatre.

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Theatre Royal, Brighton

New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Brighton Rail Station
Monday - Friday show days: 12pm – 8pm. Non-show days: 12pm – 5pm | Saturday show days: 10am – 8pm. Non-show days: 10am – 5pm
Please note the Box Office only open Sundays when there is a performance schedule, and in this case it will open 2 hours prior to the performance.
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There are bars on every level who can take orders for interval drinks.
There is no cloakroom available at this venue.

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.

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Theatre Royal, Brightonchange

Mon 15 Jul - Fri 19 Jul 2019
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Mon - Fri at 19:45
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]