One of the greatest stage and screen actors of our time joins us with IAN MCKELLEN ON STAGE

Posted: 9 November 2018

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

Most of the theatres I’m currently visiting with my new solo show are well-known to me, as actor and audience. This, though, is my first time onstage in Buxton, a happy opportunity to support Learning and Engagement and Young Company productions at the Opera House. See you there, I hope!

Ian McKellen on Stage is here Friday 31 May 2019 at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £30-£50. Discounts are not available. Tickets go on sale to Matcham members on Friday 9 November 10am. General release tickets go on sale on Monday 12 November at 10am. To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit:


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