Neil Oliver – The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places

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Showing on:
Tue 30 October 2018
Approx 2hrs 20 mins, including interval
Mercury Main Theatre

Neil Oliver loves Britain and he’s going to tell you why!

Neil Oliver, archaeologist, historian, author and presenter of the TV series Coast, will be sharing his love of Great Britain with audiences this autumn on his first ever UK theatre tour. The tour, The Story of the British Isles In 100 Places, which is also the title of his forthcoming book published by Bantam Press on 20 September 2018, will start on 1 October in Harrogate and conclude on 20 November in Glasgow taking in 39 theatres along the way!

Neil, who was appointed as President of the National Trust in Scotland in 2017, is also known for his television series A History of Scotland and Vikings. Whilst filming Coast, Neil says he “fell in love all over again with the British Isles. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty. The human story here is a million years old and counting.”

Born in Renfrewshire in Scotland, Neil Oliver studied Archaeology at the University of Glasgow and freelanced as an archaeologist before training as a journalist. In 2002 he made his television debut with BBC Two’s Two Men in a Trench which featured Oliver and his close friend Tony Pollard visiting historic British battlefields. Since that time he has been a regular on our screens.

The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places will give audiences the opportunity to share Oliver’s enthusiasm and unique perspective of British history. In his amusing and entertaining way, Neil Oliver will explain what it all means to him and why we need to cherish and celebrate our wonderful countries.

Presented by Norwell Lapley Productions Ltd

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