Sir Ian McKellen Announces 80-Date Live Theatre Tour

Sir Ian McKellen is going on tour and you can join in on the fun.

The “Lord of the Rings” star announced an 80-date live theatre tour in celebration of his milestone 80th birthday.

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“The show starts with Gandalf and will probably end with an invitation to act with me on stage,” McKellen announced on his website. “In-between there will be anecdotes and acting,” he said in a statement which accompanied the announcement of the tour.”

“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.,” he continued. “Sean Mathias, the director and I have worked together for stage and screen, many happy times.”

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Do not expect McKellen to slow down just because he is six months away from hitting the big 8-0. He insists the shows are not a farewell tour but “It’s more like, ‘Oh, hello again!’”

Tour details for McKellen on Stage 2019 can be found here.

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