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Ian McKellen Cancels Final Player Kings West End Shows After Fall

Ian McKellen will not perform in the final three shows of the West End run of play “Player Kings” after suffering a fall on Monday.

“Player Kings” announced on social media on Thursday that David Semark would take over McKellen’s role for its final performances in London. However, McKellen is still set to return when the play’s national tour kicks off in Bristol on July 3.

“David Semark will be playing the role of Sir John Falstaff for the final three scheduled performances of ‘Player Kings’ at the Noel Coward Theatre in London while Ian McKellen recuperates following his fall on Monday 17 June,” the statement reads. “We look forward to Ian returning to the production, which begins a national tour in Bristol on Wednesday 3 July, before visiting Birmingham, Norwich and Newcastle.”

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