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Cricket commentator Henry Blofeld heading out on tour to Nottingham Playhouse following inspiration

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Being confined to the pavilion for the past couple of seasons thanks to covid gave cricket commentator Henry Blofeld time to reflect on a truly extraordinary life.

That inspired a show, which is coming to Nottingham Playhouse on Saturday, June 25.

Henry Blofeld (57394397)
Henry Blofeld (57394397)

In My Dear Old Things, Blowers recalls his days as a young England hopeful, how an Eton bus knocked him off his stride, recoiling from a career in the City to work as a cricket journalist before finding his way into the Test Match Special box.

It includes tales of Johnners, Arlott and other larger-than-life characters in the box and on tour with England.

It is backed by film and rare personal pictures.

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