AN EVENING WITH SIR GEOFFREY BOYCOTT
An Evening With Geoffrey Boycott last appeared on stage in 2017. Since then, a change in direction at the BBC and Covid combined to enforce Geoffrey’s retirement from our airwaves. His absence has been met with great – and very vocal – dismay from his many, many fans.
Cricket supporters and followers of Test Match Special (TMS) have expressed their deep disappointment at the programme’s loss of his forensic analysis, encyclopedic knowledge and his blunt, no-nonsense, straight-talking. Throughout his broadcasting career, Geoffrey’s incredible love of the game has always shone through and it accounts for why so many people, whatever their feelings about the man himself, have huge respect for him and find his moments on air utterly compelling listening.
Although Geoffrey may be smissing from our radio and online commentary, there is still one place you can hear – and, indeed, see – him and that is live on stage in our one-night theatre shows. In a packed autumn in which England fight for the T20 World Cup title and compete with the old enemy Australia to wrest back control of The Ashes, here is a chance to hear what Geoffrey thinks about – well, everything!
Forthright honest views, hilarious anecdotes, personal film footage from an incredible career and an opportunity for the audience to ask Sir Geoffrey their own questions. It’s a brilliant new evening with our brand new knight.
Producer Simon Fielder says, “A lot has happened to the old boy since our last show together in 2017. He has had major heart surgery, fought off Covid, become a grandfather for the first time and – finally – been honoured with a long-overdue knighthood. There will be plenty to talk about and I don’t expect Geoffrey to hold back. It is going to be a fascinating evening and I can’t wait!”
Sir Geoffrey Boycott says, “Hope to have fun and laughter talking cricket sense, with amusing stories and anecdotes, plus show film of my playing and commentating career with audience questions and answers.”
As ever, this cricket event is being run in aid of the Professional Cricketers’ Association and we raise money from the evening for the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.
Sir Geoffrey Boycott will be at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre on Friday 29th October at 7.30pm. Tickets can be purchased at www.lichfieldgarrick.com or from the Box Office (see website for opening times).