One of Britain’s best-known chat show hosts, who has interviewed some of the biggest political and cultural names in the world, has postponed his autumn visit to Norwich Theatre Royal.
Sir Michael Parkinson was due to reminisce about his career and share some of the best-known interviews from his archives with a city audience on September 24 this year.
But he needs some time to recuperate from minor surgery and has moved his Norwich visit back to Tuesday January 30 next year.
John Bultitude, of Norwich Theatre Royal, said: “Everything will remain exactly the same but it is just a change of date. Our Box Office team will contact all bookers to offer a change-over of tickets. If they can’t attend the new date, they will be offered a full refund.”
In a statement, the producers said: “Sir Michael recently had to visit hospital in order to undergo minor surgery on his back. Though unexpected, this was a routine and successful operation.
“Healing time for the procedure usually takes around 6 to 8 weeks to make a full recovery, so as advised by his doctors, Sir Michael will be taking this time to recuperate.
“In light of this, he is having to alter his schedule, meaning that his forthcoming show at Norwich Theatre Royal will be postponed. We apologise for the inconvenience and send our thanks in advance for everyone’s patience and understanding.”
And Sir Michael himself is also sending his apologies to the city audience. He said: “I’m sorry to have to postpone and I hope everyone can make the new date. I’ll be as good as new when you see me next. In fact I’m thinking of adding a dance routine to the show.”