Elgiva Box Office 01494 582 900

Elgiva Box Office 01494 582 900

My Dear Old Things – Henry Blofeld

Blowers on top form with hilarious tales of his life, in and out of cricket

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In cricketing terms, Covid’s reign has stopped play for a couple of seasons now. In another year, dear old Blowers would have knocked off a century of theatre shows, appeared on numerous TV programmes and regaled folk with his hilarious anecdotes at functions up and down our green and pleasant land.

However, being confined to the pavilion has given him the opportunity to spend more time with loved ones; to reconnect with his Norfolk roots and to reflect on his truly extraordinary life. Not one to idle away the time, Henry has written two books, recorded a daily vodcast for the recent tests and made three hour long films for streaming, under the collective title At Home With Henry. In these charming, honest and hilarious pieces, he shares reminiscences, cricketing memorabilia and life over the generations on the family estate.  

And work on these films has inspired a new theatre show, My Dear Old Things, which Henry is touring from this April. In this, Blowers shares tales of treasured moments and people, past and present, while looking ever forward to more fun and games as he resumes his highly entertaining innings.


My Dear Old Things is an absolute treat for the cricket connoisseur and a wonderfully engaging evening for all.


Watch the trailer...

Blowers on Brian Johnston and his decided love of chocolate cake...

Blowers on John Arlott and his love of claret...

Blowers on meeting Zandra Rhodes...

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Blowers on meeting Paul Chuckle...

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Group Tickets (where available) and Row E (reserved for wheelchairs) are not available online. Please call the Box Office on 01494 582900 to book these tickets.


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Amersham is just eleven minutes away on the 1A bus, or (about) a £12 cab ride away.

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