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.

 

Date: Sunday 12th May 2019 – Carlos Acosta CBE

Mike Parkinson also known as Parky Jnr will be in conversation with Carlos Acosta CBE the Cuban born ballet dancer who has danced with many companies including the English National Ballet, National Ballet of Cuba, Houston Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.  He was a permanent member of The Royal Ballet between 1998 and 2015.

Carlos came to prominence in the early 1990s while still in his teens, and North American and European dance companies began offering him lead romantic roles over the next decade.  With his fabled grace and athleticism, he has earned comparisons to Mikhail Baryshnikov or Rudolf Nureyev.

 

Date: Sunday 12th May 2019

Place: Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk St, London SW1Y 4HT

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJdko

Box Office: 020 7930 8800

 

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: Saturday 18th May 2019

Place: Bath Festival, The Forum, 1A Forum Buildings, Bath, BA1 1UG

Tickets: https://bit.ly/2ECJNv4

Box Office: 01225 443 114

 

 An Evening With Sir Michael Parkinson: George Best a Memoir

Join national treasure Sir Michael Parkinson for the launch of his new book, George Best: A Memoir.

In conversation with his son and co-author Mike, we not only celebrate the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries, but also remember his special and close relationship with George Best, who he first met as a whip thin, Belfast boy with film star looks and a footballing talent that was the wonder of his generation.

50 years after he was named European Footballer of the Year, Sir Michael will reveal his thoughts and reflections on why a man who seemingly had everything tragically decided to throw it all away.

 

Date: Sunday 19th May 2019

Place: National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Saint Kevin’s, Dublin, D02 N527, Ireland

Tickets: http://bit.do/eKoCH

Box Office: +353 (0) 1 417 0000

 

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: Thursday 23rd May 2019

Place: Grand Opera House, Clifford St, York YO1 9SW

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJdiX

Box Office: 0844 871 7615

 

Date: Saturday 1st June 2019

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

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJdi7

Box Office: 01382 434 940

 

Date: Sunday 9th June 2019

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

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJdjk

Box Office: 01553 764 864

 

Date: Monday 10th June 2019

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

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJdjy

Box Office: 01744 756 000

 

Date: Monday 22nd June 2019

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

Tickets: http://bit.do/eKoAF

Box Office: 01483 440 000

 

Date: Sunday 8th September 2019

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

Tickets: http://bit.do/eJVSW

Box Office: 01603 630 000

 

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.