10th May 2019Category: General
On Tuesday 20th August Ian McKellen will be appearing at Theatre by the Lake in Ian McKellen on Stage.
A highlight of the year, this much-anticipated event is a special fundraiser for the theatre. The date is part of a UK tour in celebration of McKellen’s 80th birthday. As he himself puts it:
“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. As a theatre-mad lad in Lancashire I used to see the travelling Century Theatre, which ended up permanently on Derwentwater. So my debut here is in gratitude for those long-ago productions and for the other times when I have seen the company at work in Keswick. The Lake District is my favourite part of the country, which is another reason I wanted to bring you my new show”.
The evening will include anecdotes, performances as some of his best known characters, and an invitation for an audience member to join him on stage.
The show starts at 7.30pm and will run for approx. 2 hours 50 minutes (including a 20 minute interval).
Demand has been extremely high and the show sold out quickly.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01900 821976 with your details and you will be entered into the free draw.
The winners will be drawn during Carer’s Week in June.