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8th June 2015

You can now view Dinosaur Hunters which was shown in 2002 on You Tube. Click o this link.


5th June 2015

I’ve just had information from a couple of sources (and confirmed it on the web site) that Michael will be playing Antigonus in The Winter’s Tale at the Garrick Theatre. Full details can be found at http://www.branaghtheatre.com/  but I think you’ll find tickets are in short supply as Judi Dench was announced to be playing Paulina in the production at the beginning of the booking period!! It doesn’t look as if he’s in any of the other plays but the casting certainly looks interesting.


3rd June 2015

Michael will be appearing at the Frome Festival on the 12th July to talk about Let Me Play the Lion Too. Full details can be found at:

http://www.fromefestival.co.uk/event/?eventid=169


He is also in the play A Patriot For Me by John Osborne on BBC Radio 3 this coming Sunday the 7th June at 10pm.


26th May 2015

Michael will be discussing his book  Let Me Play the Lion Too and reading extracts at The York Festival of Ideas on the 21st June. Full details can be found on:  http://yorkfestivalofideas.com/2015/talks/let-me-play-the-lion-too/


24th May 2015

Michael will be appearing in She Stoops to Conquer at the Theatre Royal, Bath from the 1st to the 18th July. Full details can be found at: http://www.theatreroyal.org.uk/page/3009/She-Stoops-to-Conquer/1063



20th May 2015

I’ve found a very interesting article on Crime and Punishment that was in the New York Times back in September 1983. Click on the link to read it.


13th May 2015

Michael will be presenting Sweet William at the Artrix in Bromsgrove on the 19th July. Full details can be found at this

link:http://www.artrix.co.uk/TheatreDance/Michael-Pennington--WORDS/2758


10th April 2015

Michael has recorded a new audio book which has just been released. The title is Disclaimer written by Renee Knight.


7th April 2015

Michael will be appearing at the Hay Festival on Sunday 31st May, talking to Lisa Dwan about Let Me Play the Lion Too. Full details can be found at this link.


11th March 2015

Michael will be appearing at the Spitalfields Music Festival presenting a selection of English poetry inspired by The Sixteen’s concert programme including works of John Donne, Christopher Fry and WH Auden. It will be performed at one of Spitalfields 18th-century houses. Click on the above link and go to Poetry Reading on the 3rd June.


10th March 2015

Michael recently presented Sweet William at both the Buenos Aires Shakespeare Festival and the Uruguayan Shakespeare Festival. Click here to read an interview which appeared in the Buenos Aires Herald. I have also added an article which appeared in the Irish Times about Let Me Play the Lion Too and a review of his appearance at The Theatre Royal Winchester. Following Michael’s very well received King Lear in New York last year he was nominated for Best Male Principle Actor in the Falstaff Awards. Unfortunately, he lost out to Tom Hiddlestone’s Coriolanus.


12th February 2015

The radio play Michael referred to in his Home Page message is broadcast on Sunday 15th on BBC Radio 3 at 10pm. The title is Macedonia written by David Rudkin.


29th January 2015

Michael will be presenting Sweet William at BromsgroveWords on the 19th July. Click here for full details


19th January 2015

An article appeared in Sunday’s Independent which featured Michael and Dame Judi Dench talking about their friendship and their work together. Click here to read it.


17th January 2015

I’ve added a couple of reviews for the new book and also four articles/interviews - 2 of which are from a couple of year ago. Click on the relevant links to access them: Pieces Of Me, Perfect spots for time wasting, Interview Independent 15th January 2015, Eugene Onegin.


7th January 2015

Michael’s new book Let Me Play the Lion Too is published this month. There will be some platform performances. Click on the above link for full details.



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