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Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen will bring his one-man show, which is being staged in celebration of his 80th birthday, to the West End later this year,...

Nowadays, we’re ever more keen to ensure that the voices of the young are heard – in politics, as much as in the arts....

Richard Burbage was the go-to leading actor for the greatest playwrights of the 17th century. RSC artistic director Gregory Doran assesses the legacy of...

Adrian Scarborough’s assertion that London-based actors should commit to more work away from the capital to help support regional theatre is both right and...

Frasier star Kelsey Grammer has revealed his ambition to play King Lear in the UK. He added he could give Ian McKellen “a run for...

The Stage 100, in association with Spektrix, is intended to reflect who are the 100 most influential people working in the theatre and performing...

Star casting, especially in the West End, is standard practice: putting a 'name' above the title is perceived to be good for box office,...

Over the past month I’ve seen fans waiting at theatre stage doors with very different results. The first was at the Duke of York’s...

As Mark Shenton rightly observes in his column this week, Ian McKellen’s 80-stop tour of the UK is a “major statement of intent” for...
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