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WHEN THE EYE HAS GONE: New play arrives at Hove in November


A new play on the tragic decline of former England and Northamptonshire batsman Colin Milburn, 'When The Eye Has Gone' will visit all 18 county cricket clubs in 24 days in November.

The show will be visiting The 1st Central County Ground, Hove on Wednesday 16th November (7.30pm) and tickets are still available.

Set in the bar of The North Briton pub in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, When The Eye Has Gone by former Kent and Derbyshire Cricketer James Graham-Brown tells the all too brief life of Colin ‘Ollie’ Milburn - the cricketing legend who was one of England’s most unlikely sporting heroes.

The action takes place on the 28th February 1990 during Milburn’s cabaret performance as “Jolly Ollie”, the character he had developed to conceal his insecurities and suffering.

With songs, anecdotes and a large gin and coke, the story swings backwards and forwards through Milburn’s life as he raises a glass to his triumphs, including his first Test Century against the West Indies at Lords in 1966 and the disaster of losing his left eye in a car accident in 1969.

Tickets are available for the show at Hove to purchase online HERE, priced at £10 for Adults and £8 for Concessions (OAPs and Under 18's)

You can read news stories and reviews about the play with the links below:

Deep Extra Cover

Dorset Echo

Bath Chronicle

The Guardian

British Theatre Guide

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