Blofeld declares on 78 in final Gatehouse appearance

English cricketing legend, Henry Blofeld, is set for his final performance at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre next month with his farewell show, '78 Retired'.

After announcing his retirement from international cricket commentary in June 2017, Henry Blofeld is embarking on a farewell tour following an illustrious 50 years behind the microphone.

A true national treasure, Henry has hung up his microphone after commentating on some of the most iconic moments in cricket over the last half-century. The cherished golden voice of the sport has decided to celebrate by touring the country with a brand new live show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the Test Match Special box.

Blofeld's rich, plummy tones are known and loved worldwide thanks to his extensive cricket commentary career on both television and radio. As a broadcaster, he is the longest serving member of the prestigious Test Match Special cricket commentary team, having joined the show in 1972. Between 1991 and 1994 he worked for Sky Television before returning to the BBC in 1994. His theatre credits include a series of one-man shows around the country, An Evening With Blowers, and collaborations with John Bly and Peter Baxter including Memories of Test Match Special and Rogues on the Road as well as The Great British Spin Off with Graeme Swann.

Don't miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the last bastion of the original TMS team, who made it the much-loved programme it is today. The summers of cricket will never be the same without our 'Dear Old Thing'.

Henry Blofeld '78 Retired' will take place at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on Saturday 14th April at 7.30pm. More ticket information is available from the Box Office on 01785 619080 or via www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk
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