Broadcasting legend and certified national treasure Sir Michael Parkinson is celebrating some of the defining moments of his stellar interviewing career with a UK tour which comes to St Helens Theatre Royal next summer, and tickets go on-sale Friday 2 November.
In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson – at St Helens on Monday 10 June 2019 – will provide a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at Sir Michael’s remarkable journey from humble upbringings in a Yorkshire mining town, to becoming one of the most familiar faces on television, whilst reliving the greatest events from a show that for many defined their Saturday night.
In a career spanning several decades, Sir Michael Parkinson was responsible for interviewing over 2,000 of the most important figures of our time, including Nelson Mandela, Marlon Brando and Mohammed Ali to name but a few of the plethora of individuals who have shaped our cultural landscape.
Universally known for his inimitable demeanour, Sir Michael Parkinson’s gift for drawing insightful and often revelatory information from his subjects became addictive viewing, his conversations consistently reflecting the true personalities of all those with whom he came face to face with.
From those famously awkward situations to poignant and emotional unveilings, Sir Michael’s theatre tour will see him both recount and breathe new life into these critical junctures, as well as turning the spotlight on to the man himself, highlighting his relationships with friends, family and colleagues along the way.
An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson will be a night of reflective and celebratory entertainment, which will undoubtedly bring audiences the very best of a man who has shaped the perception of showbusiness, popular culture and recent history for years to come.
Chantelle Nolan, Theatre Manager said: “We are delighted that Sir Michael Parkinson will be visiting the Theatre Royal as part of his UK tour. I am sure audiences will be enthralled to learn more about the life of this national treasure, and I for one can’t wait to welcome him to the theatre next June.”
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