Sunday, May 11, 2008

Gandalf comes to Stockport

Saturday 10th May 2008 will go down in Stockport's history as a big day for the Garrick Society.

Sir Ian McKellen, known better as Gandalf, for his roll in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, unveiled a plaque commemorating the origins of the Garrick Theatre, as the first 'Little Theatre' in the Country.

The plaque is on the corner of the Natwest Bank in St. Petersgate, which was the site of the Coffee Tavern. Following his unveiling, another plaque was unveiled by the Mayor, June Somekh to commemorate the day.

The afternoon was rounded off with a reception in the theatre and a performance by Ian himself.