Cricket commentator, Jonathan Agnew, and partner in crime Phil Tufnell are bringing their popular stage show, An Evening With Aggers and Tuffers, to the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, on Wednesday 22 March.
This brand-new show is as ever, full of the humour, energy, and rapport that these two share on stage.
Aggers and Tuffers are key figures in the world of cricket, both as former professional players and world-renowned commentators on the game.
They were an instant hit from the first evening they performed this show in 2016 and, prior to Covid, continued to play to sell out audiences around the country.
You don’t have to be a huge cricket fan to appreciate their on-stage charisma, colourful anecdotes and witty banter. Tuffers, known as the bad boy of cricket in the 1990s, but also for achieving great success on the pitch, earned himself the nickname ‘The Cat’ because of his love of dressing room naps and has always been something of a folk hero.
Since retiring he has carved himself out a successful TV career appearing in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, The Jump, Strictly Come Dancing and as opposing team captain to Matt Dawson on the popular BBC TV show, A Question of Sport, as well as commentating on the BBC’s Test Match Special.
Agnew has often been described as a ‘master broadcaster’ and his consummate skills on air in Test Match Special have proved electric on stage in previous Evenings With Aggers alongside his prickly commentating partner Geoffrey Boycott, spin legend Graeme Swann, Indian’s ‘Little Master’ Sunil Gavaskar and the gloriously eccentric David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd.
Fresh from commentating down under on England’s extraordinary series victory in Pakistan and looking ahead with unusual confidence to next summer’s Ashes, he is poised once again to join Tuffers on stage and take the audience on a fabulous journey that’s guaranteed to be entertaining.
Producer, Simon Fielder said, “People coming to see this show always have a thoroughly good time. So many audience members have written to us to thank us for a great evening out. It appeals to cricket fans and non-lovers of the game alike.
“You really don’t have to be into the sport to enjoy the stories and humour of this highly entertaining pair – the evening will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good yarn and having a laugh. That’s everyone, isn’t it?!”
The shows are also raising money for the Professional Cricketers’ Trust (PCT), a fantastic charity supporting past and current players and their dependents during times of illness or hardship.
You can find out more about the PCT and the important work that they do at www.thepca.co.uk/trust/
For further dates, venues and additional Aggers and friends’ shows, you can find out more and book your tickets online at www.simonfielder.com
Image: Phil Tufnell and Jonathan Agnew