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About the show

Ian McKellen continues his 80th birthday celebrations as Ian McKellen On Stage with Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others and You transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre this September.

After touring up and down the UK, McKellen's one-man show settles into the West End, and audiences are invited to join him as he remembers 50 years' worth of acting and career highlights. From Gandalf to Richard III, this is a chance to see one of our greatest living actors in engaging form. Audiences can expect to be regaled with anecdotes, funny memories and maybe a bit of on-the-spot acting themselves.

Like the rest of the tour, proceeds from Ian McKellen on Stage at the Harold Pinter Theatre will be donated to charitable causes in the theatre sector.

Ian McKellen is a star of stage and screen, with three Academy Award nominations and five Olivier Award wins to his name. His career spans blockbusters including The Lord of the Rings and X-Men, as well as Shakespeare on both stage and screen. He was most recently on the West End as a powerful King Lear at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2018.

Join Gandalf, Mangneto and Richard III for an incomparable trip down memory lane; Ian Mckellen on Stage at the Harold Pinter Theatre opens on 20 September 2019.

Who Should See It?

You'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't want to listen to McKellen talk about his career; this is a show suitable for film, theatre and comic book fans alike.

Playing at

Harold Pinter Theatre
Panton Street
Seating Plan

Harold Pinter Theatre seating plan

Booking period

20th Sep 2019

11th Aug 2020

31st Dec 2019

Running time

2 hours 25 minutes (including interval)


Recommended 8+