Thurs 6 Apr, Main Theatre Auditorium documentary & interactive, comedy
Enjoy the life and times of Steve Parrish (Stavros) which provide a completely different, colourful, humorous and, at times daring portrayal of this man’s career.
Steve Parrish raced at the highest level of motorcycle racing, with his highest finish coming in the 1977 500cc Grand Prix season, as team mate to that year’s champion Barry Sheene. Barry who met Steve in 1975 is quoted as saying “ if he was to set up his bike as well as his victims and had put as much effort into the bike as he did the intricate pranks he pulled on people he would certainly be a World Champion”.
Steve then dabbled with sports car racing before moving to truck racing “because it was less painful than riding bikes”.
Steve was the BBC commentator for Moto GP and is now a pundit for BTs coverage of the sport. He has been commentating since 1988, but he is equally famous in the world of motorsport for his pranks, and the real reason for this show.
With a life full of scrapes, near misses and funnies, including riding Barry Sheen’s bike to qualify for the world championship, filling rooms of sport personalities with live frogs, and jumping hire cars from second floor car parks in Daytona onto the beach.
The list is endless and all will be revealed in a non-stop show, bringing smiles to your faces. His antics have led to a visit from “Beadles About” and have also seen him locked up in a Hong Kong jail for blowing up a brothel.
Steve flies his own 4 seat aircraft, plays golf badly, shoots clays, hosts track days and even has an entry in the Guinness Book of Records, he attends after dinner events as a guest speaker, all of which offer more opportunities and more victims.
For more information about Steve, take a look at his website www.steveparrishracing.com
£18.50* (disc rate)
*inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4.
Age : Suitable 14+
2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval.