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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.

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Parkinson: The Man and his Music

A journey through Sir Michael Parkinson’s musical DNA in words, pictures and performances from Joe Stilgoe.

Sir Michaels knowledge, passion and love of music in all its forms is celebrated in this show at London’s prestigious Palladium Theatre.  In conversation with his son Mike and with performances from the multi talented Joe Stilgoe using clips of classic musical moments from the Parkinson archive featuring performances and interviews with the likes of George Shearing, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, this will be a fascinating, entertaining and informative journey to the musical heart of Sir Michael Parkinson.

The event will be held at The London Palladium on Saturday 14th April 2018.  Tickets will go on sale later this year, if you would like to be notified please email production@parkyproductions.com 

Come and join us for An Evening With 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.

 

Important Announcement Concerning September Theatre Dates for An Audience with Michael Parkinson 

 

Sir Michael recently had to visit hospital in order to undergo minor surgery on his back. Though unexpected, this was a routine and successful operation. Healing time for the procedure usually takes around 6 to 8 weeks to make a full recovery, so as advised by his doctors, Sir Michael will be taking this time to recuperate. 

In light of this, Sir Michael is having to alter his schedule, meaning that his forthcoming shows schedule for September 2017 have be postponed and will now occur early in the new year.  Please see below for change of dates September performances. We apologise for the inconvenience and send our thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.

Sir Michael has passed on the following message: ‘I’m sorry to have to postpone and I hope you can make the new date.  I’ll be as good as new when you see me next in fact I’m thinking of adding a dance routine to the show!’

If you have any questions, please email production@parkyproductions.com

 

Date: Thursday 2nd November 2017

Place: Palace Theatre, Newark, Appleton Gate, Newark, NG24 1JY

Tickets: http://bit.do/doH2P

Box Office: 01636 655 755

 

Date: Saturday 4th November 2017

Place: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, Chichester PO19 6AP

Tickets: http://bit.do/dxnme

Box Office: 01243 781 312

 

Date: Monday 27th November 2017

Place: Town Hall & Symphony Hall Birmingham, Victoria Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3DQ

Tickets: http://bit.do/dnhDC

Box Office: 0121 780 3333

 

Date: Sunday 28th January 2018

Place: Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester CO1 1PT

Tickets: http://bit.do/dQ3Hk

Box Office: 01206 573 948 or tickets@mercurytheatre.co.uk

 

Date: Tuesday 30th January 2018

Place: Theatre Royal, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RL

Tickets: http://bit.do/dQ3HF

Box Office: 01603 630 000

 

Date: Thursday 1st February 2018

Place: The Concorde Club, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh SO50 9HQ

Tickets: http://bit.do/dQ3Jt

Box Office: 023 80613989

 

Date: Friday 9th February 2018 – Matinee and Evening Performance

Place: Harrogate Theatre, 6 Oxford Street, Harrogate, HG1 1QF

Tickets: http://bit.do/dQ3MJ

Box Office: 01423 502 116 / boxoffice@harrogatetheatre.co.uk

 

Date: Sunday 11th March 2018

Place: Rose Theatre Kingston, 24-26 High Street, Kingston, KT1 1HL

Tickets: http://bit.do/dQ3NM

Box Office: 020 8174 0090

 

 

Muhammad Ali: A Memoir

Book  released by Hodder & Stoughton @HodderBooks November 2016

Michael and Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali: A Memoir

Muhammad Ali: A Memoir gives the reader a ringside seat to the 4 times Sir Michael Parkinson interviewed Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali was God’s Gift to the interviewer. Funny, articulate, outspoken with a fascinating life story, unparalleled talent and controversial views

These 4 interviews charted Ali’s life, revealing significant phases at different times, charting the rise and fall of this kaleidoscope of a man.   Parky will relive these meetings but also tell the unheard stories. The stories of how these interviews came to be, the feelings, thoughts and experiences of the researchers, producers and the other people present during the recordings, the way the interviewer felt during the interviews and the real reasons behind the very public falling out in the 1981 interview. It also gives chance for Sir Michael Parkinson to bring his award winning journalistic talents to bear on this extraordinary man and attempt to give a sober, proper honest assessment of a man who, it is for sure, we will never see his like again.

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

 

My Kind of Music

Michael Parkinson: My Kind of Music
2CH 1170

2014 – 2015

Sir Michael is currently presenting Michael Parkinson: My Kind of Music on
the Australian radio station 2CH. This 32 part series features Sir Michael’s favourite artists and music.

 

“My Kind of Music is a series of shows featuring the kind of music I love – and hopefully you do too. What kind of music is that? Well the headline could be From Berlin to Liverpool. Or from Irving Berlin who was born a hundred years ago and helped create The Great American Songbook – some would argue he is The Great American Songbook – through jazz to rock ‘n’ roll and The Beatles and beyond. It’s a whistle stop tour of the composers, arrangers, songwriters and  performers that have personal significance as well as being the best at what they do. Enjoy”
Sir Michael Parkinson

Listen to clips from Michael Parkinson: My Kind of Music.

Parky’s Favourite Australians
Network Ten

May 2015

From 1979 until 1983 on the ABC and Channel 10, Michael Parkinson, produced over 70 editions of his talk show. In this time Parky managed to talk to most of the men and women who had shaped or were shaping Australia’s political, cultural and sporting landscape.

Parky’s Favourite Australians will take us on a highly personal, informative and entertaining tour of these interviews which paint a vivid, funny and sometimes poignant picture of an Australia at a vibrant and important time in its history. The cast list is impressive including the likes of Kerry Packer, Bob Hawke, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen, Paul Hogan, Sir Robert Helpmann, Barry Humphries, Jack Fingleton, Shane Warne, Dame Edna Everage, Sir Les Patterson, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman and Ian Thorpe.

 

Watch Part One of Parky’s Favourite Australians:

 

Watch Part Two of Parky’s Favourite Australians: