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Ian McKellen

Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. The recipient of multiple Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Academy Award nominations, and five Emmy Award nominations, McKellen's work spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. His most notable film roles include Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, Magneto in the X-Men films, and Sir Leigh Teabing in The Da Vinci Code. McKellen was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979, was knighted in 1991 for services to the performing arts, and was made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality, in the 2008 New Year Honours.

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Ian McKellen is preparing for

  • Mary Stuart - Mary Stuart

    14:30, Thu 16th April 2020 - Sun 19th April 2020 at Random Venue 95

    Mary Stuart is a play by Friedrich Schiller that depicts the last days of Mary, Queen of Scots. The play consists of five acts, each divided into several scenes. The play had its première in Weimar,…

  • All's Well That Ends Well - Lavatch

    15:15, Tue 28th April 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:15, Wed 29th April 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    21:00, Fri 1st May 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:45, Mon 4th May 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    20:30, Thu 7th May 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:15, Sat 9th May 2020 at Crucible Theatre
    20:30, Sun 10th May 2020 at London Palladium
    20:30, Tue 12th May 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:45, Fri 15th May 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare. It is traditionally believed to have been written between 1604 and 1605, and was originally published in the First Folio in 1623.
    Though origi…

  • War Horse - Publicity Designer

    20:45, Thu 21st May 2020 - Sun 24th May 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    21:00, Thu 28th May 2020 - Sun 31st May 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    21:00, Thu 4th June 2020 - Sun 7th June 2020 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    War Horse is a play based on the book of the same name by acclaimed children's writer Michael Morpurgo, adapted for stage by Nick Stafford. Originally Morpurgo thought "they must be mad" to try to make…

  • Henry V - Technical Director

    20:30, Thu 28th May 2020 - Mon 1st June 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and after the…

  • Lord of the Dance - Technical Director

    20:45, Wed 24th June 2020 - Sun 28th June 2020 at Royal Exchange, Manchester

    Lord of the Dance is an Irish musical and dance production that was created, choreographed, and produced by Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley, who also took a starring role. The music for the show…

  • Much Ado About Nothing - Publicity Designer

    15:45, Thu 9th July 2020 - Mon 13th July 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

    Much Ado About Nothing is a comedic play by William Shakespeare thought to have been written in 1598 and 1599, as Shakespeare was approaching the middle of his career. The play was included in the First…

  • Starlight Express - Prince of Wales

    20:30, Tue 28th July 2020 - Sat 1st August 2020 at Random Venue 7

    Starlight Express is a rock musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe and Arlene Phillips, with revisions by Don Black, David Yazbek and Alistair Lloyd Webber & Nick Coler. The story follows a…

  • Gypsy: A Musical Fable - Cello

    21:00, Wed 2nd September 2020 - Sat 5th September 2020 at Random Venue 21

    Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and…

  • Dance of the Vampires - Magda

    20:00, Mon 26th October 2020 at Savoy Theatre
    19:15, Tue 27th October 2020 at Chichester Festival Theatre
    19:45, Thu 29th October 2020 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:00, Sat 31st October 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:00, Tue 3rd November 2020 at The Old Vic
    15:00, Fri 6th November 2020 at London Palladium

    Dance of the Vampires is a musical remake of a 1967 Roman Polanski film of the same name. Polanski also directed the original German production of this musical. Music was composed by Jim Steinman and…

  • The Music Man - Set Designer

    21:15, Tue 24th November 2020 at Globe Theatre, London
    19:15, Fri 27th November 2020 at Royal Court Theatre
    19:15, Sat 28th November 2020 at Almeida Theatre
    19:30, Tue 1st December 2020 at Adelphi Theatre
    19:30, Fri 4th December 2020 at Random Venue 35
    19:45, Sat 5th December 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
    20:00, Tue 8th December 2020 at Random Venue 95
    11:45, Thu 10th December 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    19:30, Fri 11th December 2020 at London Palladium
    19:30, Sat 12th December 2020 at Crucible Theatre

    The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer…

  • The Duchess of Malfi - Cariola

    17:00, Wed 16th December 2020 - Sun 20th December 2020 at Noël Coward Theatre

    The Duchess of Malfi is a macabre, tragic play written by the English dramatist John Webster in 1612–13. It was first performed privately at the Blackfriars Theatre, then before a more general audience…

  • Mary Poppins - Producer

    19:45, Sat 13th March 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    19:45, Mon 15th March 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre
    19:15, Wed 17th March 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    19:30, Sat 20th March 2021 at Barbican Centre

    Mary Poppins is a musical with music and lyrics by the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers and a book by Julian Fellowes. The musical is based on the similarly titled series of children's books by…

  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark - Keys

    20:15, Tue 30th March 2021 - Sat 3rd April 2021 at The Old Vic

    Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is a 2011 rock musical with music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge and a book by Julie Taymor, Glen Berger, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The musical is based on the Spid…

  • Notre-Dame de Paris - Set Designer

    20:15, Tue 20th April 2021 at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
    20:15, Fri 23rd April 2021 at Crucible Theatre
    20:15, Mon 26th April 2021 at Random Venue 10
    20:15, Wed 28th April 2021 at Random Venue 40
    20:15, Thu 29th April 2021 at Almeida Theatre
    21:00, Sun 2nd May 2021 at Noël Coward Theatre

    Notre-Dame de Paris is a sung-through French-Canadian musical which debuted on 16 September 1998 in Paris. It is based upon the novel Notre-Dame de Paris by the French novelist Victor Hugo. The music…

  • Urinetown - Bobby Strong

    20:30, Tue 27th July 2021 - Fri 30th July 2021 at Random Venue 52

    Urinetown: The Musical is a satirical comedy musical, with music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Kotis. It satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibilit…

  • Cymbeline - Director

    18:30, Wed 11th August 2021 - Sun 15th August 2021 at Almeida Theatre

    Cymbeline, also known as Cymbeline, King of Britain or The Tragedy of Cymbeline, is a play by William Shakespeare, based on legends concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobelinus. Although listed…

  • Mother Courage and Her Children - Chaplain

    21:00, Wed 1st September 2021 at London Palladium

    Mother Courage and Her Children is a play written in 1939 by the German dramatist and poet Bertolt Brecht with significant contributions from Margarete Steffin. After four very important theatrical prod…

  • Mamma Mia! - Percussion

    20:15, Thu 2nd September 2021 - Mon 6th September 2021 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Mamma Mia! is a stage musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA, composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the band. The title of the…

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