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An Evening with Michael Franzese – The Real Goodfella

DOUBLETREE HILTON HOTEL, 24 Ferensway, Kingston Upon Hull, HU2 8NH

23 Jul 2022



With a three-course gala dinner, audience Q&A and a series of VIP experiences available, sit comfortably as Michael Franzese shares untold stories as the first high-ranking official member of a major Mafia crime family to have walked away without protective custody and survived. The ‘Mafia Prince’ will be interviewed live on stage by author and TV personality Jemma Forte.

Once portrayed in the legendary film ‘Goodfellas’, Michael will take the Hull audience on a journey:

Growing up as the son of one of the era’s most famous Mob Underbosses

The deepest and darkest never-before-told secrets of a former ‘Caporegime’ (Captain) of the Colombo crime family who ran New York alongside four other family mobs across multiple decades.

Criminal operations, including defrauding the U.S government of over $350 million

High profile celebrity and political associations including Marilyn Monroe, the Kennedys, Michael Jackson, the Rat Pack and more

Run-ins with law enforcement, his imprisonment, finding faith in God, and the threats he faced on his life once he broke his oath of silence (Omerta) and walked away from the mob to live a reformed life helping youth and vulnerable adults to avoid crime.

For tickets and VIP experiences please see below.

Venue Details

24 Ferensway,
Kingston Upon Hull,

01482 755500 option 3

Once the site of the Lexington Avenue nightclub, the contemporary hotel is perfectly located for exploring the city centre and beyond. Walk to St Stephen’s and Princes Quay shopping centres, the Ferens Art Gallery, local theatres, and Hull’s many free museums. Transportation is fast and convenient with bus and rail stations just steps away.