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Fibber in the Heat (A Cricket Tale)

Miles Jupp

Friday 18 March, 8pm
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts

Theatre & Dance
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£12 (£9 Concession)
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Suitable for ages 14+ Running time: 90 minutes, including interval After pulling a few strings and telling some little lies, an unprepared and unqualified Jupp heads to India with the English press to embark on a month long, sun-soaked disaster (and some minor triumphs). Miles Jupp is an award winning stand up and actor who has recently appeared in The Thick of It, Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshow and was a regular character in REV. ‘Better known to adults as Nigel from BBC show Rev and children as The Inventor from Balamory, Miles Jupp's charming one-man-show, Fibber In The Heat tells the true story of Jupp's attempts to con his way onto the England Cricket Team's touring party by posing as a sports journalist. Armed with a sheet of headed note paper from a friend at BBC Scotland and the vague promise of exclusive access to Cardiff's Simon Jones from a Welsh newspaper, Jupp soon finds himself on a plane to India, only to find out Jones is injured and his contact in Scotland is on long term sick leave. What follows is a genial and often hilarious journey across the Punjab as Jupp tries to fool both his cricketing heroes and a cynical English press pack, with only his home counties accent and someone else's laminate as weapons.’ – Laura Davis, Guest Blogger LDP arts “Jupp poignantly and humorously captures that awful sense of desperation in knowing that you don’t belong somewhere...he is a wonderful storyteller…bloody marvellous. ****” Fest “It’s a classic fish out of water tale. ****” The Times “It’s a little like watching an Evelyn Waugh character narrate his hopeless exploits before your very eyes - pure class ****” The Daily Telegraph