IAN MCKELLEN to play HAMLET, DIRECTED BY SEAN MATHIAS.

Bill Kenwright’s first major new theatre production to start rehearsals following COVID-19 lockdown. Rehearsals start 29 June with strict protection measures in place in accordance with government guidelines.

Hamlet will herald Sean Mathias’ inaugural season at Theatre Royal Windsor, followed by Martin Sherman’s adaptation of Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard, with McKellen as Firs the elderly manservant.

Age-blind casting includes: Ben Allen, Emmanuella Cole, Alis Wyn Davies, Oli Higginson, Nick Howard-Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Asif Khan, Missy Malek, Sir Ian McKellen, Jenny Seagrove.

Dates for the show have not been announced yet. For updates, follow us and Theatre Royal Windsor on social media and on their website www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk.

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Am beyond excited to be starting rehearsals with the legendary @IanMcKellen and a wonderful cast and director. Thank you @BKL_Productions for having the courage to restart theatre and for giving us this chance https://t.co/YnHoJVdMQy

Age cannot wither him, Sir Ian McKellen has declared, and there has never been doubt about his versatility. https://t.co/xFRL51fCMn

Joining Ian McKellen in the fabulous cast Ben Allen, Emmanuella Cole, Alis Wyn Davies, Oli Higginson, Nick Howard-Brown, Jonathan Hyde, Asif Khan, Missy Malek and Jenny Seagrove. Further casting to be announced! #theshowmustgoon

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McKellen, who turned 80 last year stars in @BKL_Productions new age-blind take on #Hamlet, which will open at @TheatreWindsor... at some point. #theatrenews

We are thrilled to announce Hamlet and The Cherry Orchard dir. by Sean Mathias, will go in to rehearsals nest Monday!
💀Hamlet will star Sir Ian McKellen in the title role and will reopen Theatre Royal Windsor at a date to be announced. https://t.co/5WdimKh1qi #theshowmustgoon

I feel lucky to be working again, thanks to Bill Kenwright's inspiring optimism and Sean Mathias's invitation to re-examine Hamlet, 50 years on from my first go. So now we will meet again. Don't know when but do know where – Theatre Royal Windsor! https://t.co/n89gXXLDgL

IAN MCKELLEN to play HAMLET, DIRECTED BY SEAN MATHIAS, rehearsals from Monday 29 June.

Bill Kenwright’s first major new theatre production to start rehearsals following COVID-19 lockdown.

The show will open at @TheatreWindsor at a date to be announced.

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