This July, you could have the very unique opportunity to see Ian McKellen reprise his role as Gandalf (undoubtedly for the last time) live and in person.
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Ian McKellen will perform the exclusive one-man show Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You July 3-9 at London’s Park Theatre. During the show, McKellen will act out moments from his long and illustrious career, while also discussing his work directly with the audience. Apparently, some lucky members of the audience will also be able to act alongside McKellen on stage—a dream come true for many I would imagine.
“I’m performing at Park Theatre to help raise funds for the charity,” said McKellen. “In a short time the theater has established itself on both the theatrical and local maps. But with no public subsidy for core costs they need to bring in donations of around £250,000 ($311,000) every year just to keep the doors open.”
The first round of tickets sold out quickly, but the Park Theater notes that they may release more in the near future. Keep tabs on their website for more info.