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Blowers on life beyond cricket

By: stagedoorscribbler - January 22, 2018

Henry Blofeld

It’s great to see that when Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld hung up his microphone after 50 years commentating on international cricket last year he didn’t see it as any sort of full-scale retirement.

 The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio!

Don’t miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the last bastion of the original Test Match Special team; the team who made it the much-loved programme it is today. The summers of cricket will never be the same without our ‘Dear Old Thing’.

Henry’s keen to stress that is latest one-man show An Audience With Henry Blofeld  is not all cricket, in fact most of it isn’t and that every show is different. So, even if you’ve been before you can be sure that it’ll never be the same twice. 

"People gather round afterwards in the foyer and say, 'We had no idea it was like this. We thought it was a cricket show.' But it's not. And if you think you're going to learn how to play a forward defensive, you'll be sadly disappointed." 

Instead, the talk is based, in the loosest sense, on Henry’s life story, although there's time for as many after-dinner anecdotes and meandering digressions as there is in a Test Match Special rain break. 

The show itself is very tongue-in-cheek and Henry spends a lot of time poking fun at himself and subjects veer from intergalactic travel, to horticulture to mountaineering. Audiences are always sure of an evening of great tales from this quintessential Englishman.