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An Evening with Michael Portillo

Friday 27th October 2023 7:30pm

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October 27, 2023 7:30pm

An Evening with Michael Portillo

Princess Alexandra Auditorium


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Michael Portillo makes a welcome appearance in Yarm to talk about his life and career. After studying at Cambridge University, he worked with Mrs Thatcher, briefing her before press conferences. As a Conservative politician, he took just over a decade to go from a seat in the Commons to being seen as possible future Prime Minister. His political career came to a humiliating end when he lost his seat in May 1997. 

Since then, he has reinvented himself as a broadcaster of some renown, travelling the railways of the world for television, and investigating the history of numerous countries, and the daily lives of their people. He has also been a regular contributor to The Moral Maze, as well as writing for newspapers. 
This special event will see Michael talk with flair and humour about his political recollections punctuated with hilarious anecdotes, will discuss today’s politics and behind the scenes glimpses into the filming of his popular railway journeys, which have now covered 5 different continents over 11 years. 
Audience questions are an important part of the event, so come prepared. A lively and fascinating event not to be missed! 
Michael will be available to meet the audience and sign books.
Books will be available to purchase on the evening.
Accessibility for shows
If you or someone in your party require wheelchair access, then you must contact the box office prior to booking, as we allocate Stalls Right Row AA for this. You won’t be able to book online yourself as we have to unblock if any are available. 
Sadly, once this is full we aren’t able to allocate anymore, so early booking is advisable. 
Please note for wheelchair access we will only allocate the wheelchair user and another person in this row. If your party is larger than two, then you will be required to purchase tickets elsewhere in the auditorium or as close to this area where possible. 
The team at the box office will work with anyone on an individual basis for limited mobility seating as everyone’s needs vary, just give us a call and we can help


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