Holidays with the Whitehalls

Lonely Planet meets family memoir as comedian and now Hollywood actor Jack Whitehall is joined by his parents Hilary and Michael Whitehall to discuss their hard-won advice on how to survive family holidays, as featured in their new book.

The trio appear at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, on Monday March 14.

The truth about a holiday – if it is with one’s own family – is that no amount of sunshine, wine or holiday spirit will stop your worst character traits coming to the surface. You have just volunteered to spend a week in close proximity with the people who know you best and who will never ever let you forget it.

No one survives unscathed. Things are always going to end in tears: you can only hope they’re of laughter.

Through some of the best and funniest anecdotes from their wide experience of travelling together as a family for the past five years, as shown in the hit Netflix show Travels With My Father, the Whitehalls will lay out the perils, pitfalls – and even the joys – of family holidays.

Tickets can be booked online only from 10am on Friday January 21 at

There is an age restriction of 14+.

Customers requiring access tickets please call Tel: 0343 310 0030.


Mick Ferris

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