Monday 20 November 2017

Monty Python star Michael Palin bringing tour to Dublin for one night only

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Michael Palin with the Fellowship Award at the 2013 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
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Legendary Monty Python star Michael Palin is bringing The Thirty Years Tour to Dublin for one night only.

The show will take place in the intimate surroundings of The Olympia Theatre on October 29, 2015.

Following the success of his tour last year and to celebrate three decades of diaries, Palin will mark the paperback publication of the final volume with this brand new show.

The Thirty Years Tour will see Michael use his diaries to tell the story of a life lived in the public eye from the end of the 1960's when his first child and a new television show called Monty Python's Flying Circus both took their first faltering steps.

It was at this time that Michael came to Ireland as a newlywed to enjoy his honeymoon. His great grandmother came from Co Kerry.

Monty Python catapulted him into a career which went on to produce not just the legendary films of the Python team, but also Ripping Yarns, railway journeys, feature films like Time Bandits, Brazil, A Private Function and A Fish Called Wanda, a BAFTA-nominated performance in the series GBH, as well as novels, plays, and three of the most successful travel series ever made.

In this two part stage show Michael brings to life thirty years, trawling through a stock of rarely told stories, ranging from fighting to defend Monty Python in a US courthouse, the Ripping Yarn that never got made, Python's American groupies and what it's like filming with your own children.

He also talks about the glimpses of his personal life, so painstakingly committed to the diary each morning. The joy of friendships, the loss of loved ones, the pressures of absence on his family and how to deal with a roller-coaster ride of success and failure.

And the show reflects not just his own life, but the life of the country in which he was born and brought up as it hurtles towards the millennium driven by a technological revolution. From the Beatles last concert to the birth of the Euro, Palin witnesses the breathless speed of change.

Profusely illustrated with film and video from all his various activities, The Thirty Years Tour is an autobiography, live on stage.

Tickets €36.50 / €38.50 go on sale this Friday 17 April at 9am via Ticketmaster

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