Sir Ian set for Broadway role
9:20am Wednesday 30th January 2013 in Local
FORMER Bolton School pupil Sir Ian McKellen is set to reprise his role in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot on the Broadway stage.
The 73-year-old, a patron of Bolton Little Theatre, will also perform in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land in New York later this year.
He will appear alongside his X-Men co-star Patrick Stewart in both the productions, directed by Sean Mathias, which are scheduled to open in the autumn and will run in repertory.
Sir Ian, pictured, said: “British actors are used to playing in repertory, whether for the National Theatre or the Royal Shakespeare Company.
“We enjoy the challenge of variety, and audiences, myself included, enjoy watching a group of actors in contrasting roles.”
“We hope, at least once a week, to give Broadway audiences the chance of seeing Beckett and Pinter on adjacent nights, perhaps even on the same day.”