From North Korea to Iraq will see Michael deliver first-hand accounts of travels through two countries on the dark side of history. It is at the York Theater Royal on Thursday 6 October.
Both named by President George Bush as part of the Axis of Evil. Using photos and film taken at the time, he will tell the story of his difficult adventures in the tightly controlled time bomb that is the People’s Republic of North Korea, and the battered land of Iraq. , once the homeland of civilization, torn apart for the past 30 years by war.
These two countries are often described as international pariahs, and two of the last places you would want to visit, but for Michael, the best part of the trip is looking behind the headlines and knowing what life is really like for the people there. live.
Michael Palin said: “We must not forget that we share a common humanity with the people of North Korea and Iraq and in these two harsh and difficult countries we have found, as you will see, humor and hope, ambition, expectation, warmth, hospitality and extraordinary resilience.
“These trips have been a total eye-opener for me. ‘From North Korea to Iraq’ may take you out of your comfort zone but I hope, like me, that once we travel together, your feelings about these two countries, and the wider world we share, will never be quite the same again.”
This tour follows his new Channel 5 series, Michael Palin: Into Iraq, produced by ITN Productions which will launch in the fall.
It will also be accompanied by Michael’s new book, “Into Iraq”, published by Hutchinson Heinemann on September 15.