Cricket legend Henry Blofeld brings his My Dear Old Things to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre

Test Match Special favourite Henry Blofeld brings his new show, My Dear Old Things, to Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre.

By Sue Wilkinson
Monday, 13th June 2022, 9:28 am
BBC radio commentator Henry Blofeld does a lap of honour after finishing his final radio commentary on the third day of the third international Test match between England and West Indies at Lord's cricket ground in London on September 9, 2017
BBC radio commentator Henry Blofeld does a lap of honour after finishing his final radio commentary on the third day of the third international Test match between England and West Indies at Lord's cricket ground in London on September 9, 2017

Being confined to the pavilion for the past couple of seasons has given Henry time to reconnect with his Norfolk roots and reflect on a truly extraordinary life. This reflection inspired the online film At Home With Henry and this new theatre show.In My Dear Old Things, Blowers recalls his days as a young England hopeful, how an Eton bus knocked him off his stride (and his bike), recoiling from a career in the City to work as a cricket journalist before finding his way into the Test Match Special box.There are hilarious tales of Johnners, Arlott and other larger-than-life characters in the box and on tour with England. Henry also has plenty of hysterical stories from his post-retirement appearances on Would I Lie to You? and The Real Marigold Hotel.Backed by film and rare personal pictures on our big screen, My Dear Old Things is an absolute treat for the cricket connoisseur and a wonderfully engaging evening for all.

Henry said: “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be getting back on to the stage after nearly three years.

It will be a lively mixture of making The Real Marigold Hotel and almost fifty years with Test Match Special. We’ll have huge fun and I can’t wait to see you all there!”

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My Dear Old Things can be seen at the Stephen Joseph Theatre at 7.45pm on Monday July 11 and Tuesday July 12.

Tickets, priced at £10 and £20, are available on 01723 370541 and online at www.sjt.uk.com