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Nicholas Parsons

Just a Laugh a Minute: A One-man Comedy Show SOLD OUT

Nicholas Parsons

Sunday, 15 October 2017

12:30pm

1 hour

Blenheim Palace: The Marlborough Room

£6 - £12

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Entertainer Nicholas Parsons takes his audience on a humorous and nostalgic journey through his long and eventful life with a version of his one-man comedy show.  Parsons sees the funny side of every situation as he highlights with superb and often hilarious observation those events that have shaped his career.

Parsons talks about his early struggles to enter the difficult and unpredictable world of show business.  He also tells how he survived in the demanding and heady world of entertainment and achieved the position he now commands. Parsons not only recalls the incidents and events, he recreates them with vivid and amusing impersonations of the personalities involved.  His comic timing and accurate observation creates a cast of characters that make this an unusual hour of comedy that will have the audience entertained and laughing throughout. 

Parsons has worked in every branch of showbusiness as a comedian and actor including presenting three different shows at nine Edinburgh Festivals. His appearances as the straight man to Arthur Haynes in the 1960s turned him into a household name and he went on to present Sale of the Century for 14 years. He has presented the BBC radio 4 comedy show Just a Minute for the last 50 years. His West End roles include Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods and The Rocky Horror Show.

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Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock
 

Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature Film & Music 2018 partners & sponsors

Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock