📢NEWS: We are excited to announce that Sir Ian McKellen will return to the International Festival in 2019 with a new solo show celebrating his 80th birthday.
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Sir Ian’s landmark appearance at the 1969 International Festival with his performance of Marlowe’s Edward ll and Shakespeare’s Richard ll at the Assembly Hall.
At Sir Ian's request, all profits from performance will be used to support regional theatres and local drama provision. Edinburgh proceeds will support drama training for young people via a bursary for an Edinburgh local to study performance, and by contributing to the refurbishment of the Drama Studio at Leith Academy as part of our residency partnership with the school and the City of Edinburgh Council. https://eif.buzz/2PioJSS