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: Monday 24th June 2019

Place: Yvonnne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook, Guildford GU1 3UX

Tickets: http://bit.do/eKoAF

Box Office: 01483 440 000

 

Date: Wednesday 26th June 2019

Place: Cambridge Arts Theatre, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PJ

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2IeD25V

Box Office: 01223 503 333

 

An Alternative Evening with Michael Parkinson Thursday 23rd July 7pm at Crazy Coqs Caberet Club 20 Sherwood Street, London W1

‘This man should go far – Australia perhaps’ Sir Michael Parkinson

The worm has turned. Son of Parky dishes the dirt on his terrible childhood at the hands of his domineering Father.  How he was forced to turn his back on a career as an interpretive dancer to work as a slave producing his aforementioned domineering egomaniacal Father’s show.  How he endured meeting and spending time with some of the most awful stars of stage and screen.  How the Talkshow has ruined his life.

****SPOILER ALERT***** all the above is untrue

Actually its just an hour of funny and entertaining memories of growing up on a talk show set, the strange world of celebrity,  working on his Fathers show and his own view of the talk show business with the aid of clips featuring Parky, Frostie, Wogan and one or two who didn’t quite make the grade but ended up producing some of the most inadvertently funny moments on telly

50% of ticket proceeds go to the charity for the support and protection of battered and emotionally exploited children of celebrities

 

Date: Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Place: Brasserie Zedel, 20 Sherwood Street, London, W1F 7ED

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

Box Office: 020 7734 4888

 

An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson

Date: Thursday 29th August 2019

Place: Open House Festival, Queen’s Parade, Bangor BT20 3BJ

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

Box Office: 028 9147 1780

 

Date: Thursday 3rd September 2019

Place: Corn Exchange, Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn PE30 1JW

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2X7ryct

Box Office: 01553 764 864

 

Date: Sunday 8th September 2019

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

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJVSW

Box Office: 01603 630 000

 

Date: Sunday 15th September 2019

Place: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB

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

Box Office: 01962 840 440

 

Date: Thursday 19th September 2019

Place: Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens WA10 1LQ

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

Box Office: 01744 756 000

 

Date: Friday 27th September 2019

Place: Jersey Festival of Words, Jersey, Channel Islands

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2N11dJp

Box Office:

 

Australia Tour

Date: Thursday 10th October 2019

Place: 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Tickets:

Box Office: +61 8 9338 0300

 

Date: Tuesday 15th October 2019

Place: King William St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2XIj3S3

Box Office: +61 8 8216 8600

 

Date: Thursday 17th October 2019

Place: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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

Box Office: +61 2 9250 7250

 

Date: Saturday 19th October 2019

Place: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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

Box Office: +61 2 9250 7250

 

Date: Monday 21st October 2019

Place: Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3004, Australia

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2Ki65rk

Box Office: +61 3 9281 8000

 

Date: Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Place: Hamer Hall, Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3004, Australia

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2Ki65rk

Box Office: +61 3 9281 8000

 

Date: Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Place: Concert Hall, Brisbane, Cultural Precinct, Cnr Grey and Melbourne Street, South Bank 4101

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

Box Office: +61 7 3842 9595

 

Date: Thursday 24th October 2019

Place: Concert Hall, Brisbane, Cultural Precinct, Cnr Grey and Melbourne Street, South Bank 4101

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

Box Office: +61 7 3842 9595

 

Back in the UK

Date: Saturday 16th November 2019

Place: Whitehall Theatre, 12 Bellfield St, Dundee DD1 5JA

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2VAqm1j

Box Office: 01382 434 940

 

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.