A one-man-show like no other, Sir Ian McKellen proves himself a raconteur par excellence in Ian McKellen on Stage
“Sounds like a line out of Vicious“
After a remarkable UK tour celebrating his 80th birthday and fundraising for venues right across the realm, Ian McKellen brought his one-man show Ian McKellen on Stage into the West End for a substantial residency, from whence it was recorded for posterity and included in Amazon Prime’s first Great British Theatre series.
The second half is a bravura romp through Shakespeare’s canon – inviting the audience to call out the names of his play, McKellen adorns each one with an anecdote or recital or drily witty comment (am totally onboard with his feelings about Troilus and Cressida). But the first half is the real winner, as he details the birth of his love affair with theatre.