Sir Ian McKellen is to bring Gandalf, his most iconic film role, to the stage for a new one-man show.
The veteran actor will bring the wizard to life for a nine-performance charity run at London’s Park Theatre. Funds raised will go towards the upkeep of the small 200-seat theatre in Finsbury Park.
He will also resurrect other famous characters from his 50-year career, such as Macbeth. It will have an interactive element, with its star inviting the audience to ask questions and act with him.
The show is called Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others & You is already sold out – although the Park Theatre website says more tickets may be released soon…