Martin Bayfield’s Rugby Legends

Join former England international and true giant of the game Martin Bayfield at the Festival Theatre as he embarks on his ‘Rugby Legends’ UK tour.

Martin Bayfield’s Rugby Legends

About Martin Bayfield’s Rugby Legends

19th October 2022
7.30pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh
13/29 Nicolson Street , Edinburgh South EH8 9FT
£30
Find Tickets
Visit the event website here

Plus special guests.

From the police beat to the Hollywood movie screen to a Five Nations Grand Slam and MasterChef final, Martin Bayfield has had a varied life!

Join former England international and true giant of the game Martin Bayfield as he embarks on his ‘Rugby Legends’ UK tour. Each unique show will see Martin take to the stage with former players to reveal never-heard-before stories and incredible insight into the sport we all treasure.

Martin says,

“This is the game I want to celebrate. The game of my youth, the game that became my family, the game that took me around the world and opened the door to so many unexpected wonders.

If you’ve played the game, you’ll nod your head and chuckle. If Rugby is new to you, you’ll shake your head in disbelief. It shouldn’t work, but it does, and that’s why I love it so much.

Joining me on this journey down Amnesia Avenue will be some great names from the game. Players who have made their mark, but perhaps more importantly players who for me have added the colour and the chaos.”


Bedford 1975: a 5’4” 8-year-old Martin was finding himself useless at every sport he tried, describing his attempts at football as “woefully poor” and cricket “dangerously poor”, but swimming? “I was good at that. Slightly niche, but I’ll take it”! It would all change when a coach threw an odd-shaped ball accompanied by the wise words, “Hey, shorty, you’ll like this game”.

47 years on and Martin’s passion for the ‘insanely bonkers’ game has not diminished; now a top commentator for the sport with a successful TV and film career alongside motivational speaking work, he still relishes his playing career during the early years of the game, when internationals ran out alongside the club stalwarts and legends rubbed shoulders with the well-meaning incompetent.

The audience can expect stories with soon to be announced special guests about international games, local teams; legends emerging from coal mines, farms, police stations, classrooms, universities. Matches played on 6” of grass, mud in the winter, hard pan in the autumn and spring months. Riotous end of season tours and half cooked lasagne or chilli con carne after the game washed down with beer, then the long, meandering journey home.

Find Tickets

Other Events at Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Scottish Opera: The Gondoliers

Scottish Opera: The Gondoliers

28th October 2021 - 6th November 2021

Sunny, funny and with more ‘tra la la las’ per square inch than any other opera in the canon, The Gondoliers is a joy from start to finish. Catch it at the Festival Theatre this Autumn!
Read more

Scottish Opera: Utopia, Limited

Scottish Opera: Utopia, Limited

5th November 2021

Full of sparkling wit, Utopia, Limited is packed with show-stopping patter, brilliant choruses and music that is, at times, of almost Verdian beauty.
Read more

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

8th November 2021 - 13th November 2021

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is back, exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing.
Read more

An Evening of Eric and Ern

An Evening of Eric and Ern

15th November 2021

An Evening of Eric And Ern is a brilliant homage to Morecambe and Wise, crammed full of renditions of those famous comedy sketches! Catch it at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh!
Read more

Ballet Black

Ballet Black

18th November 2021

The hugely popular Ballet Black returns to the Festival Theatre with a mixed bill full of lyrical contrasts and beautiful movement.
Read more

Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour

Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour

19th November 2021

Grab the soup pot and get ready for Janey Godley, the “Queen of Scottish Comedy”, coming to the Festival Theatre!
Read more

Lost in Music

Lost in Music

20th November 2021

Get ready to recreate the Magical 70’s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco!
Read more

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker

1st December 2021 - 31st December 2021

This winter, banish the dark skies and enjoy a visual feast as we take you and your family on a fantastical adventure with Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker!
Read more

Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years

Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years

7th January 2022

The Bookends presents Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years. This live concert experience is without a doubt the most authentic tribute to Simon & Garfunkel touring the world today.
Read more

Burn the Floor

Burn the Floor

9th January 2022

Kevin Clifton is back with the sensational worldwide Ballroom dance company 'Burn the Floor' in 2022!
Read more

Ross Noble: Humournoid

Ross Noble: Humournoid

15th January 2022

The brilliant Ross Noble comes to the Festival Edinburgh on 15th January 2022 with his latest show... Humournoid!
Read more

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

19th January 2022 - 23rd January 2022

Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney's classic movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks comes to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh as an exciting new musical!
Read more

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

25th January 2022 - 29th January 2022

Everyone's favourite kooky and spooky family are back in this spectacular and hilarious musical comedy.
Read more

Paul Carrack: GOOD and READY tour

Paul Carrack: GOOD and READY tour

6th February 2022

Paul Carrack, one of the most revered voices in music and a figurehead of soulful pop for decades, will return to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh with his GOOD and READY tour 2022!
Read more

Bring It On The Musical

Bring It On The Musical

15th February 2022 - 19th February 2022

Amber Davies and Louis Smith are ready to BRING IT ON as the smash hit Broadway Musical back flips into the UK.
Read more

Hannah Gadsby - Body of Work

Hannah Gadsby - Body of Work

13th March 2022

Hannah Gadsby, world class, award winning funny person, has a brand new live show - Body of Work – and it's coming to the Festival Theatre on 13th March!
Read more

SIX

SIX

15th March 2022 - 26th March 2022

The international smash hit ‘SIX’ is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over and it returns to the Festival Theatre in March 2022!
Read more

Remembering The Oscars

Remembering The Oscars

27th March 2022

Get ready to celebrate the Oscar-winning songs in this exhilarating new dance spectacular with Strictly's favourite couple, Aljaz and Janette!
Read more

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny

24th April 2022

Join Jimmy Carr for the ultimate comedy show when he brings his new tour, Terribly Funny, to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh!
Read more

Singin’ in the Rain

Singin’ in the Rain

26th April 2022 - 30th April 2022

Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain is back to make a splash. Catch it at the Festival Theatre in April 2022!
Read more

Trixie Mattel

Trixie Mattel

1st May 2022

Trixie Mattel is on tour with an exciting electro-folk reinvention and stops off at the Festival Theatre on 1st May 2022!
Read more

Oti Mabuse: I Am Here

Oti Mabuse: I Am Here

8th May 2022

Don't miss a night of electrifying choreography with Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer star, Oti Mabuse, at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh!
Read more

Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling

Scottish Ballet’s The Scandal at Mayerling

26th May 2022 - 28th May 2022

Reimagined and redesigned by Scottish Ballet, this dramatic world premiere will be the first time MacMillan’s iconic ballet is produced in the UK outside of London.
Read more

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals

29th May 2022

Catch your favourite Pros as they waltz their way across the UK when Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals tour comes to the Festival Theatre!
Read more

Stewart Lee Snowflake/Tornado

Stewart Lee Snowflake/Tornado

19th June 2022

Don't miss a double-bill of two new 60 minute sets, back to back, from comedian Stewart Lee at the Festival Theatre!
Read more

In Conversation with the Sopranos

In Conversation with the Sopranos

21st June 2022

Get the real story behind what Vanity Fair called “the greatest pop-culture masterpiece of its day” when three of The Sopranos’ most iconic cast members sit down for a chat.
Read more

Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Gig For Victory

Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Gig For Victory

23rd June 2022

Al Murray will be back on the road in his Pub Landlord guise in 2022 with his new show Gig For Victory. Catch him at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on Thursday 23rd June!
Read more

Sandi Toksvig Live! Next Slide Please...

Sandi Toksvig Live! Next Slide Please...

27th June 2022

Sandi Toksvig is touring her new show 'Next Slide Please'. Expect fascinatingly funny facts, silly jokes, a quick-fire Q&A and possibly a game of Covid Lingo Bingo.
Read more

Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me Tour

Anton and Giovanni - Him and Me Tour

1st July 2022

BBC Strictly professionals Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice bring their first ever tour together to the Festival Theatre in June!
Read more

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

2nd July 2022 - 3rd July 2022

Sarah Millican is bringing her brand new tour, Bobby Dazzler to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh on 2nd & 3rd July 2022!
Read more

Zog and the Flying Doctors

Zog and the Flying Doctors

9th July 2022 - 13th July 2022

The roar-some crew are back at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh for a brand new adventure.
Read more

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra

15th July 2022

Jools Holland and his much loved Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will return to the Festival Theatre on Friday 15th July 2022.
Read more

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Curtis Stigers

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival: Curtis Stigers

16th July 2022

Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival is delighted to welcome back Curtis Stigers with his own top class US band. His shows have been outstanding highlights of the Festival’s last decade.
Read more

Sister Act

Sister Act

6th September 2022 - 17th September 2022

Brace yourselves Sisters! The Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is coming to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in 2022!
Read more

The Osmonds: A New Musical

The Osmonds: A New Musical

20th September 2022 - 24th September 2022

You Loved Them For A Reason... now, for the first time, you can see this sensational new musical at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh and relive one of the world's biggest ever boybands, The Osmonds!
Read more

The Cher Show

The Cher Show

10th October 2022 - 15th October 2022

It’s time to turn back time with this fiercely fabulous kick-ass new musical to honour the original Queen of Sass – the inimitable Cher!
Read more

Freedom - Starring Joe McElderry

Freedom - Starring Joe McElderry

17th October 2022

Joe McElderry is set to electrify theatres across the UK with a brand-new tour celebrating the music of the late George Michael including a date at the Festival Theatre on 17th October 2022.
Read more

Similar events you might like...

Fore Play Crazy Golf

Fore Play Crazy Golf

Selected dates between 30th April 2021 - 19th December 2021

Fore! The Fore Play Crazy Golf team have launched another cracking venue to eat, drink, play and up your selfie game in the heart of the Capital!
Read more

The Belhaven Sessions

The Belhaven Sessions

Selected dates between 9th July 2021 - 26th November 2021

Get ready for an amazing night you really don’t want to miss. We’ve got the bands, we’ve got the music, we’ve got the drinks, all that’s missing is you!
Read more

Meander Apparel Sunday Socials

Meander Apparel Sunday Socials

Selected dates between 25th July 2021 - 25th June 2022
Various Locations Edinburgh

Meander Apparel Sunday Socials are free weekly bike rides leaving from the George Street store, providing the chance for any casual cyclists to meet new people with common interests.
Read more

The Friday Show

The Friday Show

Selected dates between 3rd September 2021 - 17th December 2021

Let your hair down at the end of the week with fabulous Friday fun at The Stand Comedy Club Edinburgh!
Read more

The Saturday Show

The Saturday Show

Selected dates between 4th September 2021 - 18th December 2021

It's back! The Edinburgh Stand's fabulous flagship Saturday show ruturns in July.
Read more

Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek

Selected dates between 16th September 2021 - 28th October 2021

Watch Four great acts take to the stage to try out new material every Thursday at Monkey Barrel Comedy!
Read more

The Big Show

The Big Show

Selected dates between 17th September 2021 - 19th December 2021

Enjoy a night of top stand-up Comedy at The Big Show every weekend at Monkey Barrel Comedy Edinburgh!
Read more

Red Raw

Red Raw

Selected dates between 20th September 2021 - 16th May 2022

Red Raw, our long-running weekly beginner’s showcase is regarded as the best open mic night in the UK. It’s your chance to see the stars of tomorrow today.
Read more

Top Banana

Top Banana

Selected dates between 29th September 2021 - 15th December 2021

Catch the stars of the future right at the beginning every Wednesday night at our new act competition 'Top Banana'!
Read more

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Samhuinn Fire Parade 2021
Edinburgh's spectacular Winter festival returns with a live parade to celebrate the Celtic ritual of Samhuinn on 31st October!
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Disney proudly invites you to ‘Be Our Guest’ as the most enchanted musical of all time, Beauty and the Beast, comes to Edinburgh Playhouse in 2021!
Edinburgh Zoo Spooktacular
This Halloween, Edinburgh Zoo is opening its gates after dark to invite you on a family friendly spooktacular trail through the zoo!
Castle Of Light
Expect wonder, enchantment and a spectacle of colour this festive season as Edinburgh Castle, the defender of the nation, becomes the ‘Castle of Light’ once again!
A Walk in a Walled Garden
Enjoy a visit to Granton Castle Walled Garden! It's open to visitors for a couple of hours every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre