Monday, 22 April 2019

Python is back on stage with a book

Python is back on stage with a book

GLOBETROTTING Monty Python star Michael Palin is heading for the Hexagon in Reading this summer — with a one-man stage show based on his new book, Erebus: The Story of a Ship.

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.

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.

Erebus: The Story of a Ship is published on May 30. Tickets for the Hexagon show on Friday, July 5, start at £31.50. To book, visit

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