The Hobbit star Ian McKellen is downing his staff and pointy blue hat at weekends to perform a series of special one-man shows.
With support from ASB Bank, Sir Ian will tour to 11 New Zealand centres to raise funds to restore Christchurch’s earthquake-damaged Isaac Theatre Royal.
Ian McKellen on Stage is a new show, devised in part by the audience. In this unique fundraiser, you can ask any question at all about Sir Ian's work and life, as he retraces his journey from the north of England to the West End of London, to Broadway, Hollywood and to Middle Earth.
There will be chat, reminiscence, gossip and performances from his Shakespeare and Tolkien repertoire – with maybe a song and a chance to act with him onstage!
"Basically it will be a party. Do come!" Sir Ian says.
When:Sat 16 Jun, 7:30pm
Where:Hawke's Bay Opera House, 101 Hastings St South, Hastings
Restrictions: All Ages
Buy Tickets– 0800 842 538
Booking fees may apply