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22nd June 2012

As well as being in conversation with Sir Ronald Harwood in the morning of the 15th July at the Buxton Festival, Michael will also be appearing in a programme called My dearest Bauxerl which is about the relationship between Richard Strauss and his wife Pauline. Full details of both events can be found, and tickets booked, at http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

4th June 2012

Michael will be talking about the Sweet William book at one of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trusts Lunchtime Literary Talks on the 11th July. You can prebook tickets via the bookshop or bookshop@shakespeare.org.uk.

2nd May 2012

Michael will be discussing his book, Sweet William as part of the Chichester Festivities at the St John's Chapel, St John's Street on the 7th July at 2.30. You can find details on the following link: http://www.chifest.org.uk/eventdetail.aspx?id=1457

18th April 2012

On the 2nd July there will be an event at Kings Place, London, N1 to explore Shakespeare’s sonnets. It is being presented by Poet in the City in collaboration with The Shakespeare Institute and the Shakespeare Birthplace trust. There will be readings and discussions and Michael will be one of those taking part. Full details can be found at the Kings Place web site, where bookings can also be made. According to the brochure “…this event promises to be a highlight in a year of celebration of British culture.”

13th April 2012

I’ve come across a very interesting interview on the OffWestEnd web site - click here to read here. Also a couple of new reviews.

10th April 2012

There’s a podcast of the conversation between Michael and Philip Franks which was held at the Freud Museum back in January 2012. The link is: http://thefreudmuseum.podbean.com/2012/01/17/the-graving-tool-michael-pennington-in-conversation-with-philip-franks/

4th April 2012

I’ve been adding a few reviews for the Sweet William appearances Michael has made this year so far. Click here to read them.

14th March 2012

Michael will be in conversation with Sir Ronald Harwood  at the Buxton Festival on the 15th July. Booking opens on the 2nd April either by phone (01298 70395) or online (http://www.buxtonfestival.co.uk). He will also be giving a talk at the Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, London on the 5th April. Full details can be found  on the Burgh House web site.

22nd February 2012

Peter Ackroyd has recently had a biography on Wilkie Collins published and Michael is reading an abridged version on BBC Radio 4 at 09.45 every morning next week (27th February to 2nd March)

10th February 2012

Michael has written an Introduction to the Sweet William book which appears on the Nick Hern web site blog. You can read it by clicking here.

5th February 2012

Excellent news! Michael will be playing Antony in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra at the Chichester Festival Theatre from  the 7th-29th September!! Kim Cattrall will be playing Cleopatra. Booking for Friends opens on the 13th February, with public booking opening on the 23rd.

30th January 2012

I’ve found one review for the Sweet William book and Michael also wrote a short piece on Nicol Williamson who died recently.

13th January 2012

Michael’s book Sweet William Twenty Thousand Hours with Shakespeare has now been published by Nick Hern Books. ISBN number is 978-1-85459-568-3. It was a very enjoyable evening yesterday at the Cottesloe in which Michael read some very interesting extracts from the book, followed by a signing.

3rd January 2012

Happy New Year to you all! Don’t forget that Michael is in The Iron Lady which opens on the 6th and also the talks over the next couple of months. Full details are on the News Archive for July/Dec 2011

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