Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, Taylor Swift and Sir Ian McKellen are to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats movie musical. Working Title and Universal have confirmed that Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden and Sir Ian McKellen are to star in the Cats movie musical to be directed by Les Miserasbles director Tom Hooper. Cats is based on T S Eliot’s poetry which featured in The Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats. Hooper has been preparing the Cats movie musical for the past few years. The film is adapted by Billy Elliot’s Lee Hall. Cats the musical is Broadway’s fourth longest-running musical and the West End’s sixth longest-running musical. It is estimated to have grossed more than $USD 340 million to date and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Cats on stage featured direction by Trevor Nunn, iconic choreography by Gillian Lynne and design by John Napier.
The Chichester Festival’s acclaimed production of King Lear starring Sir Ian McKellen, directed by Jonathan Munby will transfer to the Duke Of York’s Theatre from 11 July to 3 November 2018. King Lear tickets are now on sale. Two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with shocking ends. Tender, brutal, moving and epic, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written. This production of King Lear sees Sir Ian McKellen returning to the Duke Of York’s Theatre where he made his West End debut in the 1964 production of A Scent Of Flowers. This intimate and contemporary production of King Lear ran for a sold-out acclaimed season at the Chichester Festival Theatre’s Minerva Theatre … Read more
When The Exorcist opens at the Phoenix Theatre it will feature the voice of one Ian McKellen in the devilish role as the voice of the Demon. This great new trailer (click here) was released to promote Sir Ian’s involvement in the show. Multi award-winning Ian McKellen has had a 55 year long career on stage and on screen. For the Royal Shakespeare Company he has played Romeo, Macbeth, Iago and King Lear and at the National Theatre, has appeared in productions of Coriolanus, Richard III, Uncle Vanya and The Seagull. He gained his first Oscar nomination for Gods and Monsters and his second for Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is Magneto to Patrick Stewart’s Xavier in the X-Men movies, Richard III and most recently Mr Holmes. He is currently starring in King Lear in Chichester and was last seen on stage in London with Patrick Stewart in No Man’s … Read more