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Ian McKellen to perform one-man show Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You at Park Theatre

The actor will reprise roles including Gandalf and Macbeth

Ian McKellen
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

Ian McKellen will return to the stage for a one-man show at the Park Theatre in July.

Titled Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You, the show will offer audiences the chance to see the legendary actor recall his work from the last 50 years as he reprises roles from Gandalf to Macbeth.

Directed by Park Theatre's artistic director Jez Bond, the show will have nine performances and will also include audience participation as well as discussions between McKellen and other actors and directors.

Talking about the production, McKellen said: "I'm performing at Park Theatre to help raise funds for the charity. In a short time the theatre 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 every year just to keep the doors open.

"The monies raised from the higher ticket prices for this production will support their core ambition of producing accessible theatre throughout the coming years and furthering their work with the local community. A number of £10 seats will also be available on the day. I do hope you'll support this wonderful cause."

Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others and You will run at the Park Theatre from 3 to 9 July 2017.

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