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Ian McKellen giving free tickets to 80-year-old guests of bonus one-man show date

Ian McKellen giving free tickets to 80-year-old guests of bonus one-man show date

Sir Ian McKellen | Photo: Ian McKellen on Stage: Tolkien, Shakespeare and You!

Sir Ian McKellen will give free tickets to 80-year-old guests of the Norwich date of his 2019 one man show.

The newly-announced gig in Norwich will take place on 25 April 2019, and will take place in front of a specially-invited audience.

Among them will be 80 guests who are 80-years-old, along with their plus ones.

The Norwich Playhouse is looking for attendees who might the specific criteria. You must be celebrating your 80-year birthday between January 1 and December 31 2019. You also need to be a Norfolk resident to apply.

If you fit the bill, email your details to [email protected]

‘Anecdotes and acting’

Sir Ian, star of The Hobbit and X-Men franchises, announced the 80-date tour last Friday. Revealing the news, he said: ‘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.’

The tour is called Ian McKellen on Stage: With Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You.

It will coincide with the Oscar-nominated star’s turning 80 years old himself, on the 25 May.

‘I’m celebrating my 80th birthday next year by touring a new solo show to UK theatres I know well and a few that I don’t,’ he furthermore added on Twitter. ‘I open at my local arts centre in January and end up by August in Orkney.’

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