LORD of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen will be hosting a online pub quiz tonight.

The National Theatre is staging a virtual quiz, with the Bolton School old boy, Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Lenny Henry and Lesley Manville playing the part of quizmasters.

The stars will ask pre-recorded questions on history, sport, nature and on the National Theatre itself, with people able to take part from home.

The quiz takes place at 7 pm.

The National Theatre has been broadcasting plays through its YouTube channel for which it has attracted donations as theatres are currently closed.

Writing on Twitter, Sir Ian said: "Let's have some fun tonight."

The virtual quiz takes place on the final Monday of each month, with people able to join via the NT's YouTube channel and Facebook page live at 7pm. Information is at www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/at-home