We are sorry to inform you that due to the Corona Virus, various dates have been postponed.  Please see below for full details.  If you are not able to attend the rearranged dates, please contact the theatre for a refund.  Sir Michael sends his apologies, but unfortunately this is out of his control.  He wishes you all well and Sir Michael and Mike Parkinson hope to see you all at the rearranged dates.

Yorkshire Tea

At Yorkshire tea, they’ve always done things proper. So when a vacancy appeared for new staff, they always try to find the very best talent – from the people who source their tea to their very experienced new Head of Interviews.

Come and join us for An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson

We celebrate the life and career of a man who in over 50 years in the business, has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries and won awards for journalism, radio and television broadcasting.

In conversation with his son Mike and showing highlights from the Parkinson archive, An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson is a unique opportunity to get an intimate, entertaining and informative look at his remarkable journey from a pit village in Yorkshire to the top of those famous stairs whilst reliving the best moments from a show that for many defined their Saturday night.

Date: Warrington Parr Hall.  Remains Thursday 14th May.  19:30

Venue: Warrington Parr Hall

Address: Palmyra Square South, Cultural Quarter, Warrington WA1 1BL

Contact: 01925 442 345

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3a3oDUT

Date: Albert Halls.  Remains Friday 15th May.  19:30

Venue: Albert Halls, Bolton

Address: Victoria Square, Bolton BL1 1RU

Contact: 01204 333 888

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2HWa6OU 

Date: National Theatre.  Postponed until Sunday 26th July. 19:30

Venue: National Theatre, London

Address: Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PX

Contact: 020 7452 3000

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2uzsvxI

Date: Darlington Hippodrome.   Postponed until Wednesday 16th September. 19:30

Venue: Darlington Hippodrome

Address: Parkgate, Darlington DL1 1RR

Contact: 01325 405 405

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2HX2AmV

Date: Waterfront Hall.  Postponed until Sunday 20th September.  19:30

Venue: Waterfront Hall, Belfast

Address: 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast BT1 3WH

Contact: 028 9033 4400

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2w64Ntk

Date: Yarm School.  Remains Sunday 4th October.  19:30

Venue: Yarm School, Yarm

Address: Yarm School, Yarm TS15 9EJ

Contact: 01642 786 023

Tickets: admin@yarmschool.org

Date: Opera House.  Remains Tuesday 13th October.  19:30

Venue: Buxton Opera House

Address: Water Street, Buxton SK17 6XN

Contact: 01298 72190

Tickets: Released shortly

Date: Kendal.  Remains Sunday 18th October.  19:30

Venue: Kendal Leisure Centre

Address: Burton Road, Kendal LA9 7HX

Contact: 01539 729 777

Tickets: Released shortly

Date: Harrogate Theatre.  Remains Monday 19th October.  19:30

Venue: Harrogate Theatre

Address: Oxford Street, Harrogate HG1 1QF

Contact: 01423 502 116

Tickets: Released shortly

Date: Millennium Centre.  Postponed until Sunday 25th October.  19:30

Venue: Wales Millennium Centre

Address: Bute Place, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL

Contact: 029 2063 6464

Tickets: https://bit.ly/381XArE

Date: Corn Exchange.  Remains Wednesday 28th October.  19:30

Venue: Exeter Corn Exchange

Address: Market Street, Exeter

Contact: 01392 665 866

Tickets: Released shortly

Date: Grand Theatre.  Remains Monday 2nd November.  19:30

Venue: Lancaster Grand Theatre

Address: St Leonard’s Gate, Lancaster LA1 1NL

Contact: 01524 64695

Tickets: Released shortly

George Best: A Memoir

Book  released by Hodder & Stoughton @HodderBooks November 2016

George Best: A Memoir

Michael Parkinson and George Best faced one another countless times in interviews. Their conversations were mutually respectful, even intimate, yet always brimming with searching questions and revealing answers.

The great Manchester United and Northern Ireland attacker – one of the few sports personalities to merit the term ‘iconic’ – was almost always candid, lucid and self-effacing. Alcoholism had him in its grip from an early age, affecting the love affairs that fed the tabloid headlines, but there was far more to Best than booze and birds.
In George Best: A Memoir, Michael Parkinson draws upon decades of award-winning journalistic experience to re-evaluate a remarkable footballer and a damaged friend. The book weaves together recollections of when the ‘the fifth Beatle’ ensured it was Manchester, not London or Liverpool, which made the Sixties swing; of Best enjoying a carefree kickabout with the Parkinsons’ children in the family garden; and selected transcripts from their endlessly fascinating interviews.

‘Where did it all go wrong?’ is the punchline to a famous Best story. George Best: A Memoir provides Michael Parkinson’s considered response to the question while bringing fresh insight into the footballing genius that made Best one of the immortals and the self-destructive side of his character.

This is a unique eyewitness account of what many regard as the best Parkinson interviews ever.