Famous Faces & Interviews
Wednesday 27 October 2021

Behind the mask of Emperor Palpatine - Who is Ian McDiarmid?

We are very excited to welcome the incredible Ian McDiarmid to our theatre next week in his own adaptation of Julian Barnes’ The Lemon Table.  While legendary for his iconic performances as Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series, McDiarmid is also an award-winning theatre practitioner both on and off stage and has been dazzling audiences in live theatre for nearly 50 years. To get ready to welcome this legend to our stage, we decided to have a look behind the mask of the ‘Dark Lord of Sith’ and into things you may not have known about Ian McDiarmid.