To celebrate the paperback publication of Erebus: The Story of A Ship, Monty Python star and much-loved television globe-trotter Michael Palin announces a brand new one-man stage show. It will take him to 12 venues around the UK, beginning in Bournemouth on 7th June and ending in Bath on 7th July.
In the first part of the show, Palin brings to life the thrilling story of HMS Erebus, the tough little ship that took on the Antarctic and the Arctic in the 1840s, and which was the subject of his latest bestselling book. His richly illustrated talk conveys the triumph and tragedy of the ship’s short and doomed life, and what it was about it that made him so keen to tell its story.
In the second half, Michael tells his own life story, including how his three favourite subjects at school (Geography, History and Comedy) have shaped his life, from ‘Monty Python’ to ‘Ripping Yarns’ and the many television travel series that have taken him all around the world, from the North Pole to North Korea.
With previously unseen footage and previously untold stories, Michael shows how comedy and adventure have been natural bedfellows during a rich and diverse career.
The tour will be supported by local bookshops and signed copies of his books will be available to buy. Erebus: the Story of a Ship will be published by Arrow in paperback on 30th May, price: £8.99
Friday 7 June Bournemouth: Pavilion
Saturday 8 June Basingstoke: Anvil
Sunday 9 June Cambridge: Corn Exchange
Thursday 20 June Chesterfield: Winding Wheel
Friday 21 June Milton Keynes: Theatre
Saturday 22 June London: Cadogan Hall
Thursday 27 June Bradford: Alhambra
Friday 28 June Salford: Lowry – Lyric
Thursday 4 July Salisbury: City Hall
Friday 5 July Reading: Hexagon
Saturday 6 July Portsmouth: Southsea Kings
Sunday 7 July Bath: Theatre Royal