Perthshire North MSP, Mr John Swinney, has today expressed delight at news that Sir Ian McKellen will perform at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
Sir Ian will tour 80 regional venues in 2019 to mark his 80th birthday. He will be onstage in Pitlochry on August 11th.
Commenting, Mr Swinney said:
“I am thrilled to hear that Sir Ian McKellen will be performing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
“Sir Ian is one of the UK’s most beloved actors, with his inimitable performances endearing him to millions around the globe. From Macbeth to King Lear to Gandalf, he has brought to life countless iconic characters of the stage and screen.”
“It is a real coup for PFT to attract an actor of Sir Ian’s quality and stature, and it speaks to the phenomenal job the management team are doing, along with the wonderful venue that we are fortunate to have in Perthshire. I wholeheartedly congratulate PFT on this fantastic news and would urge the public to buy tickets early in order to avoid disappointment.”