Join John Simpson for a fascinating afternoon, sharing his experiences as a reporter and tales from his travels.

An Audience with John Simpson

25th MAY 2019

15.00PM
17.00PM
Perth Theatre

Perth Theatre

Mill Street
Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH1 5HZ, Scotland
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Join John Simpson for a fascinating afternoon, sharing his experiences as a reporter and tales from his travels.

With over 40 years' experience in international journalism John Simpson has dodged the bullets in Tiananmen Square, danced on top of the Berlin Wall, and was on hand for the revolutions in Czechoslovakia and Romania. He stood alongside Boris Yeltsin during the KGB coup which brought down the Soviet Union, and was the first Western journalist to penetrate the KGB headquarters in Moscow.

John has reported from 140 countries and interviewed around 200 world leaders, including Mikhail Gorbachev and Vladimir Putin, Margaret Thatcher and every other British prime minister since Harold Wilson, every German Chancellor since Willy Brandt and every French President since Giscard d’Estaing.  Among others he has interviewed Mrs Gandhi, Emperor Bokassa, Colonel Gadaffi, Bashir al-Asad, Nelson Mandela, and Robert Mugabe.   He has covered forty-six wars on four continents, not to mention the trial and execution of Saddam Hussein in Iraq and of Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania.

In this fascinating afternoon, John will talk about some of the difficult and often dangerous situations he has faced as a reporter.

Tickets:

£11.50 - 16.50

All prices include a £1.50 booking fee.

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