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A night of fun and laughter is on the cards at Newark Palace Theatre when cricket legend Sir Geoffrey Boycott visits town.

In 2020, a change in direction at the BBC combined with covid enforced Geoffrey’s retirement from the airwaves.

Cricket supporters and followers of TMS expressed their disappointment at the programme’s loss of his analysis, knowledge and blunt, no-nonsense, straight-talking.

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 25/11/2016 - Cricket - Yorkshire County Cricket Club - Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, England - Geoffrey Boycott. (56189043)
Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 25/11/2016 - Cricket - Yorkshire County Cricket Club - Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, England - Geoffrey Boycott. (56189043)

Although he may be missing from our radio and online commentary, there is still one place you can hear and see him and that’s live on stage in his one-night theatre shows.

He visits the Palace Theatre in Newark on Wednesday, May 25.

During his playing career the Yorkshireman established himself as one of England’s greatest opening batsmen. After retiring he established a long media career.

The Bluejays star in Rave On (56646845)
The Bluejays star in Rave On (56646845)

His talk will discuss his career and the sport.

Sir Geoffrey said: “This will be a night of fun and laughter talking cricket sense, with amusing stories and anecdotes, plus film of my playing and commentating career with audience questions and answers.”

The event is being run in aid of the Professional Cricketers’ Association and will raise money for the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.

Before that ­— on Saturday, May 21 ­— is Rave On: The Rise Of Rock And Roll.

Featuring award-winning band The Bluejays, a group comprised of stars from West End productions The Buddy Holly Story, Million Dollar Quartet, One Man Two Guvnors and Dreamboats & Petticoats, Rave On transports audiences back to the fabulous Fifties and the swinging Sixties in authentic style.

It features some of the greatest hits from rock n roll’s golden era, including from Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Neil Sedaka, The Kinks, Connie Francis, Lulu, and The Shadows.

Terry Deary’s Twisted Tales, at the venue on Thursday, May 26, sees only three actors perform more than 100 roles in as many minutes of fact-based, fast-paced fun.

Written by Terry ­— author of Horrible Histories ­— Mr Pimm, a Victorian school teacher, battles against all odds to teach his pesky pupils a thing or two with hilarious consequences in the quest to discover, can the past really tell the future?



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