Jonathan Agnew MBE, the voice of summer on our airwaves and a key figure in the world of cricket both as a professional cricket player and world-renowned commentator on the game will be live on stage at Newport’s Riverfront Theatre in his own solo show this autumn.
Since the home Ashes series in 2013, the Evening with Aggers shows have been delighting audiences and selling out theatres all over England. Jonathan Agnew is the BBC chief cricket correspondent and learnt his craft under the tutelage of Brian Johnston, emerging from the notoriety of the gloriously funny “leg over” incident to become one of the country’s finest commentators and interviewers. As Sir Michael Parkinson said, “He is an amazing broadcaster and a very, very nice man. I greatly admire him.” His consummate skills on air have proved electric on stage as he has taken on his unique and prickly commentating partner, Geoffrey Boycott, followed by England spin legend Graeme Swann, Indian’s ‘Little Master’ Sunil Gavaskar and now, bad boy of English cricket Phil Tufnell, record-breaking England captain Sir Alastair Cook and the hilariously madcap David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd.
Evenings With Aggers are fascinating, entertaining, no-holds-barred evenings for cricket fans and non-lovers of the game alike and there are an opportunities for the audience to tweet Aggers with their own questions.
Join Aggers in his one-man show as he recounts tales from a highly entertaining career on the field and in the box. With film footage, audio clips and photographs on our big screen, audiences are treated to great sporting action, hilarious anecdotes and brilliant Boycott-baiting wind-ups!
The event is run in aid of the Professional Cricketers’ Association and money raised on the evening goes to the organisation’s charity, the Professional Cricketers’ Trust. There will be an opportunity for the audience to tweet Aggers on the night and in advance of the show with their own questions using the Twitter handle @askaggers.
For further dates, venues and additional Aggers and friends’ shows, you can find out more and book your tickets online at www.simonfielder.com You can also follow us on social media @Askaggers
The event is being run in aid of the Professional Cricketers’ Association and we raise money from the evening which goes to the Professional Cricketers’ Trust. You can find out more about the PCT and the important work that they do at thepca.co.uk
An Evening With Aggers runs at The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre on Thursday 7 September 2023.