An Evening with Cricket Legend Ian Botham
One of English Sports all time legends
From Football to Cricket to Charity Walks to a Knighthood to a Lifetime Peerage - No one has lived a life like Beefy!
Ian Botham, affectionately nicknamed Beefy, is one of the greatest and most charismatic players in English cricket history. Even in 2022, despite being in his 60s Sir Ian Botham has the same zest and passion for life that he displayed as a young man playing cricket for England
Perhaps the best all-rounder the game has ever seen, in his 102 Test matches Botham scored over 5000 runs, including 14 centuries, took 383 wickets, and 120 catches, He was also the fastest to the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets.
In the 1980s, Botham was the only genuine matchwinner England had in their side. Botham had an uncanny ability to turn a match single-handedly with bat or ball. In the 1981 Ashes series, he won two games in such fashion and many began referring to the series as Botham’s Ashes.
After an injury ended his sporting career – Botham turned his energy into charity walks, starting in 1985 and his most recent in 2017. It all began when Beefy was in the hospital recovering from his injury and discovered he shared a hospital with children suffering with leukaemia. This lit a spark under Botham and he walked from John O’Groats to Lands End in 1985 to raise funds and awareness of leukaemia
Beefy’s walks have taken him all around Britain, Ireland and even further afield as he challenged himself to replicate Hannibal’s walk across the alps, Sri Lanka walks and South Africa walks.
It’s hardly surprising that Beefy was knighted in 2007. His cricketing accomplishments were impressive enough, but his charitable work, which has raised over £25 million, is phenomenal. And to think, it all started because the great man trod on a cricket ball in 1977.
“When I first started pounding those roads there was roughly a 20 percent chance of survival from the disease but now, in some cases, that has risen to 85 percent,” Botham proudly said. 383 Test wickets and over 5,000 runs is one thing, but some figures are even more impressive than that
Setting the Superstar Scene.
- Arrive at the venue and check into the theatre and find your allocated seating
- Be welcomed to the event by our TOP HOST
- Opportunities to win amazing PRIZES at the event
- Super WALK-ON VIDEO showing Sir Ian Botham greatest moments
- A LIVE & UNSCRIPTED on-stage interview
- Special Audience Q & A SESSION
- Superstar Speakers Special Live auction boasting sporting greats of past and present
- Full bar and merchandise access
Superstar PLATINUM Package
Includes: Meet & Greet Session inc. Signature and Photograph with Sir Ian Botham
- 6.30pm early access to enjoy a private Platinum guests ONLY Meet & Greet session with Sir Ian Botham
- The Legends will sign an item that you can bring from home (No paintings)
- Professionally taken 6x9 photograph of you and Sir Ian Botham which will be developed on the night ready to take away and made available digitally after the show at our Facebook page
Superstar GOLD Package
Includes Photograph with Sir Ian Botham
- 7pm Entry
- Professionally taken photograph of you and Sir Ian Botham which will be developed on the night ready to take away and made available digitally after the show at our Facebook page.
Superstar SILVER Package
- 7.30pm Entry
- Professionally taken photograph opportunity (will incur an on the night fee) of you and Sir Ian Botham which will be developed on the night ready to take away and made available digitally after the show at our Facebook page.
An Evening with Ian Botham is one not to be missed – a true success story of a legendary Englishman, a man with a larger than life career who gave his all to everything that was thrown in his path. This is an event that will interest, inspire and entertain in equal parts, as there is no-one else like Ian Botham
Thursday 20th October
Platinum Tickets - £125 Meet & Greet - Entry time 6.30pm
Gold Tickets - £45 - Entry time 7pm
Silver Tickets - £35 Entry Time 7.30pm
Show Starts: 8pm