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Due to damages from Hurricane Ida, SOPAC’s mainstage theatre and lobby are currently under renovation. For the anticipated duration of our construction, we hope you’ll enjoy this very special, virtual, theatrical event!
Ian McKellen on Stage
With stories and anecdotes from his illustrious career on stage and screen, Ian McKellen performs extracts from his most iconic roles, including Shakespeare’s King Lear and Tolkien’s Gandalf from Lord of the Rings.
One of Britain’s greatest performers, Ian McKellen celebrated his eightieth birthday with a one-man production exploring his illustrious career. The show was filmed by National Theatre Live in front of an audience at the Harold Pinter Theatre in January 2020.
Ian McKellen has starred on stage and screen for sixty years, having made his professional debut in 1961. His career spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and sci-fi. He has been awarded six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Critics Choice Awards, as well as receiving nominations for two Academy Awards, five Primetime Emmy Awards and four BAFTAs. He is famous worldwide for his film roles, including the titular King in Richard III, Magneto in the X-Men films, and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
Recommended For: Ages 12 and Up
Running Time: 2 hours and 32 minutes
$29.99 regular price +$3.50 streaming fee
Available to watch September 17 at 8PM EST – October 3, at 12AM EDT
Tickets must be activated by October 3
This video on demand is being accessed through a virtual platform called On The Stage.