Ian McKellen

Returning to NST Campus for the first time since 1969

10 April, 2019

  • wheelchair access
  • hearing enhancement
  • assistance dogs

Ambassador Theatre Group presents

Ian McKellen On Stage with Tolkien, Shakespeare, others …and you!

Wednesday 10th April 7:30pm at NST Campus


To be added to the waiting list, please contact the Box Oiffce on 02380 671771 or email [email protected]


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.

See you there, I hope!


IAN McKELLEN ON STAGE is presented by Ambassador Theatre Group

We're delighted to welcome back Ian McKellen to NST Campus! 

He performed the title role of Edward II between Oct 27 - 1 Nov 1969. Directed by Toby Robertson, the cast also included Timothy West and a young Nigel Havers as a Solider.

As part of the Prospect Theatre Company, we see Ian here on the programme cover dressed as King Edward. The programme cost just one shilling!