Miles Jupp blags a gig at Aldershot
January 13, 2011
MILES Jupp brings his new comedy offering to the West End Centre, Aldershot, on Wednesday January 19.
If anybody should be a cricket commentator, it really ought to be Miles Jupp.
He’s passionate about the game, is an erudite and witty writer and has the posh, plummy vowels that Test Match Special would love. Unfortunately, the powers-that-be insist on such prerequisites as journalistic credentials and in-depth knowledge before handing out such jobs.
But that didn’t deter Miles, who decided he wanted to become a professional cricket writer and broadcaster during England’s 2006 tour of India, and would use every ounce of his determination and cunning to achieve that aim.
Fibber in the Heat is the story of his attempts to ‘blag’ his way into the press box. This performance is exquisite, full of elegant metaphor and you root for him, even though he’s clearly being a ‘chancer’.
You become so absorbed in the misadventures, both professional and social, you barely notice time ticking away until Jupp produces a neat moral to wrap everything up, drawing to an end a classy hour of storytelling. Tickets cost £12 full, £10 concessions and can be bought online at www.westendcentre.co.uk or via the box office on 01252 330040.