MICHAEL PORTILLO
11 July 2024

7.30pm performance

Is there a more battered Bradshaw’s guide in existence? Unlikely after dozens of series of the BBC’s popular Great British Railway journeys (and its myriad spin-offs from Asia, Australia, America and beyond).

Yet throughout it all, the politician turned TV documentary maker remains a hugely engaging host and thoroughly good sport, attempting all sorts of larks for the camera, from tackling a steam-engine’s giant boiler, to jumping in a bath full of mud, to engaging in a spot of Alaskan grouse dancing resplendent in full feathers!

As a result, he has some rather jolly 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 Times radio presenter, and TV regular on numerous political programmes, he possesses a rare ability to analyse the big issues of the day with both good humour and sense, which should serve him well when 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 £2.00 per ticket booking fee.)

£27.00