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Cheltenham Literature Festival posted: 12/08/22

Michael will be at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Wednesday 12th October between 8.30pm and 9.30pm.

He will be interviewed by Tim Hubbard about his first novel The Empire in The Times and Sunday Times Forum.

Location: Festival Village, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, GL50 1UL

Tickets will go on sale to the general public from 7 September and can be bought here: Cheltenham Literature Festival.

Book Talks posted: 26/07/22

To celebrate the publication of his first novel The Empire there will be two talks about the book:

11 October, Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, 7:30pm

17 October, Cambridge Theatre, London, 7:30pm

The Bradford event will be streamed live world wide for those unable to attend.

You can get your tickets and read more about the event here.

Concert Cancelled posted: 13/07/22

Unfortunately, it has now been announced that there will not be a new date for the Chewton Glen concert.

Ticketholders will be refunded.

Concert Postponed posted: 12/07/22

Sadly the final concert of the summer open airs at Chewton Glen had to be postponed due to Michael contracting Covid again.

Get well soon, Michael!

Below is the official statement:

Happy Birthday, Michael! posted: 27/06/22

Surely 60 is the new 50, isn't it? We think it is.

Below we gathered some of our personal highlights from the past 22 years of fandom and coincidentally there's 60 images all in all. ;-)

This little website happens to be 22 years old today and in this timespan we had 2,123,526 visitors. Incredible!

Thank you for the memories - may there be countless more!

TV News - Today posted: 17/05/22

Michael an Alfie will be guests on Good Morning Britain after 8:30am today.

Here's the link to the show click.

Do You Hear The People Sing? posted: 03/05/22

Michael will be joining a distingushed group of performers for the Do You Hear The People Sing? concert series in Australia.

You can register for the ticket sale on

Venue: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

Dates: Tuesday 27 September 7:30pm, Wednesday 28 Sept at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Prices: From $99 (Transaction fees apply)
Bookings: or call 1300 182 183

Venue: Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Season: Friday 30 September at 8:00pm, Saturday 1 October at 8:00pm, Sunday 2 October at 2:00pm
Prices: From $99 (Transaction fees apply)
Bookings: or (02) 9250 7777


And here are a couple of news articles with more information on the event:


Limelight Magazine

Second Honorary Doctorate posted: 28/04/22

Yesterday Michael received his second Honorary Doctorate, this time from the University of Surrey (the first was from Plymouth University in 2013).

His mother accompanied him to the ceremony (see photo from his Twitter account below).

You can watch the acceptance speech on Youtube (around the 50 minute mark): click and enjoy.

Cruise News posted: 25/04/22

Michael will be joining Imagine Cruising on another no-fly sailcation this July on board the Enchanted Princess.

The cruise will depart on 15 July from Southampton.

For details on the cruise and to book your ticket follow this link.

TV News - UPDATED posted: 07/04/22

Two programmes featuring Michael to look out for:

Today: The One Show, BBC One at 7pm

Tuesday (12 April): Morning Live, BBC One, 9:19am - new

Easter Sunday (17 April):Michael Ball: Showtime,BBC Two/BBC Wales, 6pm - Michael hosts a musical spectacular from the Wales Millennium Centre.

The Empire - first novel posted: 05/04/22

Michael really has been busy during the pandemic - he is releasing his first novel!

It will be released on 13 October and is called The Empire.

Please note: The cover displayed is not the final version.

Read more about it, order your copy and enter a competition (UK citizens only) here.

Live Streaming Gala - Sondheim Tribute Concert posted: 30/03/22

It has just been announced that due to the high demand for tickets Cameron Mackintosh came up with the idea of live-streaming the concert into the Prince Edward Theatre around the corner.

Tickets for the event are priced between 55 and 95 Pounds.

If you have registered with them before, you can get your tickets now or later today in the general sale from 2pm today.

Read more about it and get your tickets here.

Sondheim Tribute Concert posted: 04/03/22

It has just been announced that a major concert celebrating the life of Stephen Sondheim is coming to the Sondheim Theatre in London on 3 May 2022.

Michael is listed as one of the over 30 performers in the impressive line-up (Imelda Staunton, Judi Dench, Petula Clark...).

Sign up here from today (from 10am UK time) to register for priority tickets: Sondheim's Old Friends - official website.

Tickets go on general sale on Friday 15 March at 10am.

Read more about it here.

Charity Concert @ London Palladium posted: 21/02/22

Michael has just announced he will be performing a special one-off show at The London Palladium on Saturday 11th June, in aid of Shooting Star Children's Hospices.

Tickets go on sale Friday 25 February at 9am.

Get your tickets here.

Find out more about the important work of Shooting Star Children's Hospices.

Ball & Boe Summer Concerts posted: 14/02/22

Michael an Alfie will do a short series of outdoor concerts across the UK this summer!

Tickets go on sale Friday 18 February at either 9am or 10am (depending on venue).

Get your tickets here.

TV News posted: 27/12/21

Two programmes featuring Michael to look out for today:

CAMERON MACKINTOSH - THE FIRST 50 YEARS, a documentary shown on SKY Arts at 7pm.

Sondheim at the BBC, a collection of perfromances of Sondheim material, BBC Four, 9:05pm.

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