Cricket Stars Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter Tour the UK, Beginning Today
Emma Brunjes Productions will present the UK tour of two of the titans of UK cricket with a side-splitting show full of memories from within the Test Match Special commentary boxes all over the world.
The fun spills out from the globe's most famous grounds to taxis, buses, beaches, deserts and hotels. Anecdotes never before heard of the most legendary players - in every sense of the word - from the last forty years are finally aired.
Henry Blofeld began to write about cricket for The Times in 1962. Ten years later when he joined the famous Test Match Special team for two one-day games against Australia and he has been clogging up the airways on that programme ever since.
Everywhere he has gone, on countless cricket tours around the world, Blowers has lived life to the full regarding each day as an orange and squeezing it dry of the last drop of juice before moving onto the next day. He is a medical freak having defied a heart by-pass operation which went horribly wrong, a gall bladder that behaved like a deprived monster, picking up the dreaded MRSA along the way. Since then, back and hip operations have followed two-a-penny, but all have been submerged by guffaws of laughter and bottles of Burgundy (both red and white) and life still goes on in capital letters. Blowers has always been and continues to be outrageous and irresistible fun!
Peter Baxter was the producer of the great cricket institution Test Match Special for BBC Radio for 34 years. During his tenure on the show Peter worked alongside the legendary John Arlott, the inimitable Brian Johnston and, of course, the unforgettable Henry Blofeld and ushered in new faces, such as JoNathan Agnew, who continue to entertain, inform and charm listeners today.
He has spent a lifetime in radio broadcasting, retiring from the trade in June of 2007. He is also the author of Cricket's Greatest Battles. World Cup: Cricket's Clash of the Titans, Cricket's Big Day Out, Out of the Rough: England v West Indies - Highlights Since 1948 and The Ashes: Highlights Since 1948. and has edited many titles including Test Match Special - 50 Not Out.
For more information, visit www.henryblofeld.co.uk.
DATES AND VENUES:
Venue: Everyman Theatre CHELTENHAM
Dates Saturday 26th April 2014
Box Office: 01242 572 573
Venue: The Playhouse NOTTINGHAM
Dates Sunday 27th April 2014
Box Office: 0115 989 5555
Venue: Gatehouse Theatre STAFFORD
Dates Friday 2nd May 2014
Box Office: 01785 254 653
Venue: Tivoli Theatre WIMBOURNE
Dates: Friday 9th May 2014
Box Office: 01202 885566
Venue: Lighthouse Theatre KETTERING
Dates: Wednesday 21st May 2014
Box Office: 01536 414141
Venue: The Maltings BERWICK UPON TWEED
Dates Thursday 22nd May 2014
Box Office: 01289 330 999
Venue: Lemon Tree, ABERDEEN
Dates: Sunday 25th May 2014
Box Office: 01224 641 122
Venue: Arts Centre SWINDON
Dates: Thursday 29th May 2014
Box Office: 01793 614837
Venue: The Swan Theatre & Old Town Hall HIGH WYCOMBE
Dates Wednesday 11th June 2014
Box Office: 01494 552 811
Venue: Princess Theatre HUNSTANTON
Dates Friday 20th June 2014
Box Office: 01485 53 22 52