Michael Palin: on North Korea and Other Travels

Join Monty Python stalwart Michael Palin in conversation with Mariella Frostrup at the National Theatre.

National Theatre, London

Tuesday 17th March, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Performance/Theatre
  • Questions & Answers
  • Reading


About the Event

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join Michael Palin – Monty Python stalwart and intrepid globetrotter – for an exclusive evening of fascination and adventure, in conversation with Mariella Frostrup.

Michael will discuss his most recent travels into the notoriously secretive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. A land without internet or phone signal, where the countryside still operates as a peasant economy while the cities boast gleaming skyscrapers and luxurious underground commuter stations; a country that inspires fear and fascination in equal measure.

Michael Palin’s travels have taken him all around the world, and he will also regale us with tales of his personal journey from a life of comedy to adventurer and historian.

Mariella Frostrup is a writer, broadcaster and campaigner, and in 2019 published Wild Women, a collection of more than 50 of the greatest escapades ever experienced and told by women.

Venue Information

National Theatre
Upper Ground
United Kingdom

About the Book

North Korea Journal
North Korea Journal

Michael Palin


Publication date:17 Sep 2019


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"Palin’s writing lacks the vigour of his presenting; it isn’t as evocative or inspiring as it should be"
The Spectator

A glimpse of life inside the world's most secretive country, as told by Britain's best-loved travel writer.