Ian McKellen brings 2019 tour to Buxton

The star of stage and screen, Ian McKellen, will be coming to Buxton Opera House as part of his 80th Birthday Tour in 2019.

Ian McKellen on Stage: Tolkien, Shakespeare and You! will be there on May 31, at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £30-£50. Discounts are not available.

Tickets have already gone on sale to Matcham members. General release tickets go on sale on Monday November 12 at 10am. To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

Ian McKellen says: “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.

“Most of the theatres I’m currently visiting with my new solo show are well-known to me, as actor and audience. This, though, is my first time onstage in Buxton, a happy opportunity to support Learning and Engagement and Young Company productions at the Opera House. See you there, I hope!”