Alan Johnson – Death on the Thames

Tickets £11/£9



Alan Johnson returns to Hexham to talk about his third “Mangan” thriller, Death on the Thames. His career in Parliament began after a period as General Secretary of the Communication Workers Union, when he was elected as Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle in 1997. He served as Home Secretary from June 2009 to May 2010. Before that, he filled a wide variety of cabinet positions in both the Blair and Brown governments, including Health Secretary and Education Secretary. Until 20 January 2011 he was Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Expect a lively discussion and views on the impending General Election.

Chaired by Chris Mullin




‘Johnson’s writing style is easy, relaxed, self-deprecating . . . impressive.’ – Observer

‘A fast-paced who-done-what.’ – SAGA Magazine


Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Friday 1st of March. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 4th March.
  • Hearing loops are available for Theatre and Library events. Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book or email:
  • Tickets cannot be refunded but can be exchanged for other Book Festival events.


Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


04 May 2024


7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

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