Wednesday 22 May 2013 

An Evening With Boycott And Aggers

An Evening With Boycott And Aggers
An Evening With Boycott And Aggers
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To celebrate this summer’s Ashes clashes, Britain’s most popular cricket commentators meet live on stage for the first time.

The two stars of BBC Radio’s Test Match Special will appear at major venues in each of the host cities ahead of the eagerly-anticipated England v Australia test matches.

Jonathan Agnew and Geoffrey Boycott are the original odd couple. For years they have debated, argued, teased and even played practical jokes on each other. And all the while, they have analysed the game they both love with an absolutely unique combination of incision, accuracy and humour. Now, for the first time, this most engaging on-air partnership comes live to the English stage.

Geoff Boycott, England’s brilliant opening batsman and outspoken critic of the game is a controversial character who divides the cricket world.

BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew learnt his craft under the tutelage of Brian Johnston and has emerged from the notoriety of the gloriously funny "leg over" incident to become one of the country’s finest commentators and interviewers.

He and Geoffrey have a unique on-air relationship which led Wisden to christen them “the Lennon and McCartney of cricket broadcasting” when they were voted Britain’s most popular cricket commentators.

In these four exclusive events, Geoffrey talks frankly with Jonathan about his career in the middle and at the centre of controversy. The pair debate hot topics from the Ashes series, Boycs’ views on modern cricketers and about cricket in general and there will be an opportunity for the audience to put their own questions. We are anticipating the attendance and participation of celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment and the shows will be fun, fiery and full of surprises!

These events are being run in association with the Professional Cricketers’ Association and we are raising funds from a £1 donation off each ticket sold which will go to the organisation’s Benevolent Fund.

"If you take all the people I have worked with, Boycott is a mile ahead of any of them, he really is. I rate him that highly. His content is flawless."
Jack Bannister, ex-cricketer and TMS commentator

“It’s lucky he wasn’t a politician otherwise he might have blown up the world!”
Malcolm Tate (childhood friend of Geoffrey Boycott)

LONDON
LYRIC THEATRE, SHAFTESBURY AVENUE Monday 1st July 7.30pm
0844 412 4661
www.nimaxtheatres.com

NOTTINGHAM
ROYAL CONCERT HALL
Thursday 4th July
7.30pm
0115 989 5555
www.trch.co.uk
 
MANCHESTER
BRIDGEWATER HALL
Tuesday 30th July
7.30pm
0844 907 9000
www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk

NEWCASTLE
CITY HALL
Wednesday 7th August
7.30pm
0191 2778030
www.newcastlecityhall.org

 
 
 
 
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