NOTTINGHAM Forest and Wales international striker Robert Earnshaw and cricketing all-rounder Dominic Cork have been announced as joining the panel in A Question of Sport at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, on Tuesday, November 8.
After entertaining millions of viewers every week BBC One’s A Question of Sport hit a record-breaking 932nd episode earlier this year after over 40 years on air.
The idea to take the live show on the road was developed to meet fans’ insatiable demand to get up close and personal with the show. The live tour provides fans with a chance to witness this much-loved TV show in a live environment.
The specially staged live show allows fans to see their favourite rounds in an exciting live environment from the Picture Board to Mystery Guest to What Happened Next.
Although largely sticking to the small-screen format, the tour is more than just a live version of the show. Robert Earnshaw and Dominic Cork will be switching sports grounds for the Royal Concert Hall stage, performing exciting and live and interactive rounds to fans.
Translating the TV show into a theatre setting has also allowed the team to add some exciting new twists and surprises to the show. Audience members become part of the action, directly posing questions to the teams and getting involved in some of the rounds. There is also a referee to keep the lively teams in order.
However, presenter Sue Barker has the toughest job of keeping order for each show, in particular, resident team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell.
Sue Barker commented: “I don’t think any of us ever envisaged how much fun a live tour could be. Seeing the reaction of thousands of people to Matt and Phil’s antics every night was just amazing. We were also truly privileged to have some brilliantly entertaining sports stars join us across the tour. It was just such an enjoyable experience. Yes, I have my hands full trying to control Matt and Phil, that never changes but in a live setting it is much more exciting.”
Tickets to see A Question Of Sport live onstage at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall are £37.50. Call the box office for more details on 0115 989 5555.