Visitors actually came for a performance of Shakespeare’s King Lear, but because McKellen himself that day, he had injured, he decided to entertain the public in a different way.
Ian McKellen has theatergoers in London last weekend were treated to a spontaneous question – and-answer session. The 79-year-old actor had an injury incurred making the matinee of King Lear, in which he plays the lead, Saturday could not go ahead. Instead of the audience to sit down, he got yet to the stage.
McKellen had a muscle in his left leg strained when he had to run for the train. The evening show did the actor then with the help of a cane, but the middagvoorstelling came for him early.
Instead of King Lear were the visitors then almost one and a half hours, and McKellen on stage. He answered questions from the audience and did solo some speeches from the Shakespeare play, and also Gandalf, his role from Lord of the Rings, came over.
After got the audience to demand their money back for the purchased tickets.