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Jonathan Agnew of BBC Test Match Special cricket at Hunstanton Princess Theatre on July 28



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Jonathan Agnew MBE, the voice of summer on our airwaves with Test Match Special, will be appearing at Hunstanton's Princess Theatre in July.

A key figure in the world of cricket, both as a former professional cricket player and world-renowned commentator on the game, he is back on stage this spring with his sell out An Evening With Aggers solo tour.

He will be regaling audiences up and down the country with some of his special memories and amusing anecdotes.

Jon Agnew at Lord's Cricket Ground. Photo credit: Gareth Copley
Jon Agnew at Lord's Cricket Ground. Photo credit: Gareth Copley

'Aggers' learnt his craft under the tutelage of Brian Johnston, emerging from the notoriety of the gloriously funny 'leg over’ incident (yes, you will hear that on the night!) to become BBC Radio’s voice of cricket and he’ll be appearing at the Princess on Thursday, July 28 at 7.30pm and tickets are on sale from £25.

Described as a ‘master broadcaster,’ his consummate skills on air have proved electric on stage as demonstrated in previous Evenings With Aggers alongside fellow players-turned-commentators, spin legend Graeme Swann, Indian’s ‘Little Master’ Sunil Gavaskar, bad boy of English cricket Phil Tufnell, the gloriously eccentric David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd and, of course, not forgetting the irascible Sir Geoffrey Boycott.

Agnew’s solo show takes the audience on a very special trip down memory lane, waxing lyrical about his extensive and entertaining career on the cricket pitch, as well as his many years on TV screens and radio stations around the world.

As a commentator and broadcaster on BBC’s Test Match Special slot, A View From The Boundary, he has interviewed many a star of stage, screen and elsewhere, including two prime ministers, several rock stars, film legends, writers, comedians and a boy wizard!

Producer, Simon Fielder said. “The last two years have been very mixed for English cricket and Aggers has plenty to say about it. We can certainly guarantee that anyone coming to see this show will have a thoroughly good time.

"An Evening With Aggers will appeal to cricket fans and non-lovers of the game alike. You don’t have to be into the sport to enjoy the stories and humour of this highly entertaining evening. Aggers’s shows are always funny, charming and moving.

"They capture the essence of TMS, which has been a national institution for over 60 years.”

As Aggers says: “It‘s not just cricket commentary, but friendly company for people at home, in the car, on the beach and even tucked up in bed!”

There will be an opportunity for the audience to tweet Aggers on the night and in advance of the show with their own questions using the Twitter handle @askaggers.

The shows are also raising money for the Professional Cricketers' Trust (PCT) a charity supporting past and current players and their dependents during times of illness or hardship.

You can find out more about the PCT and the important work that they do at www.thepca.co.uk/trust/.

For further dates, venues and additional Aggers and friends’ shows, you can find out more and book your tickets online at www.simonfielder.com. You can also follow Aggers on social media @Aggerscricket and the shows on @askaggers.

Video clips of the show can be seen at https://vimeo.com/352936397.



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