Memories of Test Match Special at Chelmsford Civic Theatre
PUBLISHED: 17:11 14 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:11 14 March 2013
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Two of the titans of UK cricket are coming to Chelmsford with a side splitting show full of memories from within the test match special commentary box.
BBC cricket legends Henry Blofeld and Peter Baxter are at the Chelmsford Civic Theatre in Fairfield Road on Thursday March 28 as part of their theatre tour of a brand new humorous show detailing their exploits in the commentary box from the last forty years.
For the first time in public, the pair will spend an evening wowing crowds with hilarious tales from the BBC Test Match Special commentary box.
Henry Blofeld, OBE, is one of international cricket’s best loved broadcasters.
His immediately recognisable voice and ability to paint pictures with words have been in demand all over the world since the 1970s.
At 72, he is still on the Test Match Special Team and will broadcast from Lords and Trent Bridge in May.
Peter Baxter was the organising brain behind and producer of BBC Test Match Special from 1973 to 2007.
He was frequently part of the commentary team and whilst he enjoyed many amusing moments over the years, being locked out of the ground by the groundsman at Galle, in Sri Lanka, in 2001 was not one of them. He and BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew eventually watched the action from a nearby fort!
Tickets are £18.50, concessions £17.00 and are available to book online at www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatre or via the Box Office on 01245 606505.
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