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Ian McKellen

Alan Bennion’s finest performance came late in his career in Martin Lynch’s Pictures of Tomorrow when he played a partially paralysed Spanish Civil War...

Ian McKellen gave an impromptu ‘Audience with…’ event at the weekend, after an injury forced him to pull out of performing the title role...

There’s certainly something poetic about Ian McKellen playing King Lear in the West End. Age 79, he’s joining a small circle of great actors...

Intimacy and intensity sold audiences and critics on Ian McKellen’s King Lear in Chichester last year. Jonathan Munby’s regal production was squished into a...

Spamilton – Menier Chocolate Factory, London The Menier Chocolate Factory presents the UK premiere of Gerard Alessandrini’s Spamilton, a spoof of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical phenomenon. You...

The West End, similar to Broadway, thrives on a bit of star power. As Matt Wolf recently noted in the New York Times: "Suddenly,...

Ian McKellen's life and career is the subject of a new film that promises "unprecedented access" to archive material, including behind-the-scenes footage of his...

The latest press night parties, events and awards from the theatrical world in pictures. This week’s highlights include opening nights of All Or Nothing: The Mod...

King Lear, starring Ian McKellen, has confirmed a transfer to the West End. The ensemble production of Shakespeare's tragedy ran at Chichester Festival Theatre last...
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