Special show announced - Ian McKellen with Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You

22 March 2017

SOLD OUT! More tickets will be released Mon 15 May. Please check web page and social media for further updates.

International star of stage and screen Sir Ian McKellen is to perform an exclusive one man show at Park Theatre for nine performances only, from 3 – 9 July 2017, directed by Park Theatre’s Artistic Director Jez Bond. Guiding audiences through some of the most exciting pages and stages of the last fifty years, Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You will offer a rare chance to see the multi-award winning and twice Oscar nominated actor perform in the intimate surroundings of Park Theatre. The production will be accompanied by a never before seen exhibition of iconic posters, paintings and photographs from Sir Ian's plays and films, with a number of pieces for sale. 

Sir Ian, one of Park Theatre’s key Ambassadors and champions from its inception, is performing Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You in order to raise funds for its work (registered charity 1137223).

Over nine special performances from one of the world's finest actors, Sir Ian will reprise some of his renowned performances, from Gandalf to Macbeth. Audiences will have opportunities to ask questions and participate in the performance, as well as hearing Sir Ian discuss his work with other notable actors and directors. An intimate and unforgettable evening with one of the world’s finest actors.

Sir Ian 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.”

Artistic Director Jez Bond said: “As one of our country’s leading actors, I can’t imagine there is anyone better placed to understand both the power and importance of smaller scale theatres and the challenges they face. Ian has been a staunch supporter since the building was a hard-hat site – and I continue to be grateful for and humbled by his incredible generosity. He has donated his time to help raise vital funds by performing this show – and I am honoured to be working with him to bring it to the stage.”

Courtesy of Tikveš, certain ticket types include a bottle of their award winning Vranec Special Selection wine, produced with a limited edition label for the show. There will also be the optional extras of dinner, drinks and photos with Sir Ian himself as a bonus package for audiences to add to their evening.

3 - 9 Jul 

Weekdays and Matinees: £85
(ticket £25, suggested donation £60)
Friday & Saturday Eve: £95
(ticket £30, suggested donation £65)

Gala Performance
Tue 4 Jul
(ticket £70, suggested donation £75)
Wine and canapés served throughout the night plus the opportunity to meet Sir Ian McKellen.

Day Seats 
Ten £10 day seats are available on the day of the performance. Day seats are strictly limited and will be released online and via phone only at 10am on the day of the show. First come, first served. 

To maximise your fundraising and allow us to gift aid any donation portion, we have separated the donation and benefit elements. A minimum payment of the benefit value quoted for each item secures all benefits and you may purchase these separately without making any further donation. The balance of your payment is a suggested donation. To discuss opting out of the suggested donation or making a donation of a different amount please contact the development office on 0207 167 6632.