- Tuesday 28 May
- The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
- 01524 598500
A message from Ian McKellen:
“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.
As a Lancastrian, touring the country with my new solo show, I wanted to make my debut at The Dukes theatre. It will be an opportunity to remember my youth as well as act Shakespeare and others, in support of the summer walkabout “play in the park”. See you there, I hope!”
Tickets for this extra matinee performance are only available through the following methods which are different depending on whether you are a Dukes Supporter or not. If you entered the lottery for our evening performance or have added your name to our waiting list you will automatically be added to the new process for tickets and don’t need to do anything.
Matinee tickets are only available for those who do not already have tickets for the evening performance.
For non-supporters: to be in with a chance of getting tickets you must enter our public lottery before 5pm on Tuesday 29 January. You can do that online here or by contacting our box office on 01524 598500. If you are successful you will receive a phone call or email on Wednesday 30 January.
For Dukes Friends and Champions: to be in with a chance of getting tickets you must enter our supporters lottery before 5pm on Tuesday 29 January. You can do that online here or by contacting our box office on 01524 598500. If you are successful you will receive a phone call or email on Wednesday 30 January.
For Dukes Patrons and Guardians: you are guaranteed a ticket for the matinee should you want it so long as you book before 7pm on Tuesday 29 January. You do not need to rush to book so long as you do so before this time.
All bookings are limited to two tickets per person and prices can be found below.
Section A: £40
Section B: £35