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Michael Palin announces UK book tour – theatre tickets now on sale

The tour celebrates the paperback launch of Palin’s book – Erebus: the Story of a Ship.

Michael Palin tour

Monty Python star and much-loved television globe-trotter Michael Palin has announced a brand new one-man stage show: Live on Stage 2019, Michael Palin, Erebus, Python and Other Stories.

Now, celebrating the paperback release of his book, Erebus: the Story of a Ship, Palin will visit 12 venues around the UK, beginning in Bournemouth on 7th June and ending in Bath on 7th July. Tickets go on sale on Friday 25th January (see full dates below).

In the first part of the show, Palin will bring 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 will tell 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.

Michael Palin tourThe tour is to celebrate the paperback edition of Palin’s book – Erebus: the Story of a Ship – and will be supported by local bookshops with signed copies available to buy.

Erebus: the Story of a Ship published by Arrow in paperback on 30th May, and is priced £8.99.

Tour dates below – tickets are on sale from 25th January – please contact the venues directly or visit for more information.

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


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