Michael Parker


The Accidental Showman

Foreword by Sir Cameron Mackintosh

Forty-six highly entertaining years of organising royal celebrations, military tattoos and charity events.

Who would have guessed in the 1960s that Michael Parker, a typical young Army officer, would turn into one of the most remarkable showmen of his generation? It’s All Going Terribly Wrong is a wonderfully funny account of the many different events he has staged around the world. Michael Parker’s creativity and originality – all too often achieved in the face of stifling bureaucracy – along with an ability to organise down to the last detail meant he was in continuous demand for Royal jubilees and weddings, G7 conferences, victory commemorations, ship launches, charity events and the world’s largest military tattoos.

It’s All Going Terribly Wrong captures the author’s successes and mishaps in a thoroughly amusing series of anecdotes that cover his remarkable life.

304 pages

ISBN: 978-1-903071-65-6. Category: .

After Michael Parker left the the Army the author became a successful antique dealer. However he found that running events increasingly took over his life, and despite the title of his autobiography, Sir Michael Parker cannot have got it all wrong – he was knighted by the Queen and also awarded the CBE. Although now retired, he remains a much sought after lecturer. he lives in Hampshire with his wife Emma.

Also available as an eBook through Amazon and other e-tailers.

Additional Information

Weight 690 g
Dimensions 234 x 156 x 30 mm


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