29 June 2022

7.30pm performance

Returning with his battered Bradshaw’s Guide after yet more railway adventures, there are few more engaging public speakers than the politician turned TV documentary maker (with his previous two Gawsworth appearances both sell-outs).

Having now filmed a staggering 13 series of the BBC’s hugely popular Great British Railway journeys (as well as epic spin-offs from Asia, Australia, America and more) Michael is surprisingly game to try all sorts of nonsense for the camera!

As a result, he has some rather good stories, and for a former Westminster big-wig is surprisingly ready to poke fun at himself, whilst at the same time usually giving an interesting insight, or making a thought-provoking point.

A regular on TV and radio, he also has a rare ability to analyse the big issues of the day with good humour and sense, which should serve him well when, as usual, questions will be invited from the audience in the second half.

Performances take place on a large festival stage in front of the Hall. The seating area is uncovered.

Please bring your own garden chair. Gazebos, fishing brollies, parasols etc are allowed, but not in the main seating area.

No children under six years old may attend performances.

(Price includes £1.50 booking fee)