Date: 29/04/2008 Category: Arts and Libraries
BBC Test Match Special commentator, journalist and raconteur Henry Blofeld is set to hit Medway for six at The Central Theatre, Chatham on Sunday, 11 May, 7.30pm. The much-loved cricket commentator is an extraordinary storyteller and is famed for his self-depreciating wit. As famous for his musings on pigeons, planes and tea ladies as he is for his unquestionable passion for the game of cricket, Blowers was born into an eccentric Edwardian household and educated at Eton and Cambridge. Alongside his professional exploits, this background fuels a catalogue of tales that spread much further than the crease, including a meeting with author Ian Fleming, who later named Bond’s archenemy, Bloefeld, after the cricket fanatic’s family. Relax in the company of a seasoned storyteller who can weave a simple encounter into a comedy-spun adventure. Tickets are £12 or £14 and £10 for children; £12 for senior citizens. To book call the box office on 01634 338338, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.medway.gov.uk.