More than a minute with Nicholas Parsons at Kettering

Nicholas Parsons.
Nicholas Parsons.

Presenter and actor Nicholas Parsons will be hoping not to hesitate, deviate or repeat himself when he entertains crowds at Kettering’s Lighthouse Theatre on Sunday with tales from his lengthy career in showbusiness.

An Evening With Nicholas Parsons will see the leading man, whose face and voice have become equally famous, sharing humorous anecdotes from his life.

Demonstrating his skills as a solo performer and raconteur, Nicholas will share tales of his early life, his struggles to be an actor while serving an engineering apprenticeship in the harsh world of Clydeside, and stories from his many and varied jobs on TV, radio and in the theatre.

Nicholas is perhaps best known as being the chairman of BBC Radio 4’s long-running Just A Minute show, a programme he first became involved with 46 years ago, when its pilot was recorded. These days he still describes it as “his favourite job.”

Nicholas is also known as having been the long-time host of the quiz show Sale Of The Century.

His more recent projects have included a show called The Nicholas Parsons Happy Hour, a comedy chat show he takes to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He has also toured with a one man show dedicated to the work of the poet Edward Lear.

He has published memoirs of his interesting and varied career, entitled Nicholas Parsons: With Just a Touch of Hesitation, Repetition and Deviation.

Tickets cost £18 or £16. The show will start at 6pm. For more information, or to book tickets, log on to

See our star interview page in today’s edition to read an interview with Nicholas.