When The Eye Has Gone

When The Eye Has Gone is the critically acclaimed one man show by Dougie Blaxland and directed by Roughhouse Theatre.

It tells the all too brief life of Colin ‘Ollie’ Milburn – the cricketing legend who was one of England’s most unlikely sporting heroes.

With a thumping soundtrack, 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 his disasters, like losing his left eye in a car accident in 1969.

Commissioned by the Professional Cricketer’s Association, When The Eye Has Gone originally toured the country in Oct/Nov 2016.

“…brimming with charisma and honesty. Blaxland has skillfully worked Milburn’s life into an arresting parable.” THE STAGE

“…what makes Blaxland’s piece so compelling is that Milburn’s is a universal tale…(his) exuberance was brilliantly resurrected by Dan Gaisford.” THE TELEGRAPH

“a mesmeric virtuoso performance which was every bit as gripping as one of Milburn’s swashbuckling innings.” KENT ONLINE

“a tour de force” BATH CHRONICLE

“Roughhouse Theatre has created a brilliant show whose boundaries extend well beyond the world of cricket.” BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

Image by Lisa Hounsome Photography

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