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Ian McKellen On Stage

17 Apr - 18 Apr
  • Approx 2hrs 40mins, including interval
  • £15 - £35

Ian McKellen on stage with Tolkien, Shakespeare, others… and you!

Please note: this event is SOLD OUT

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.

My late sister Jean lived in Colchester where she was a regular at the Mercury. She was locally an enthusiastic amateur actor, director, producer and fundraiser. She was a trustee of Headgate Theatre, one beneficiary of “Ian McKellen On Stage”. The other is Mercury Rising to secure the Mercury Theatre building for the future. I’m looking forward to making my Colchester debut. See you there, I hope!

IAN McKELLEN ON STAGE is presented by Ambassador Theatre Group


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Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury's main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary's multi-storey car park!

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