Jimmy’s new musical… the big launch

Jimmy Cricket's Maloney’s Big Moment is being staged at the Thwaites Empire Theatre in BlackburnJimmy Cricket’s new musical takes place in October, with tickets on sale from tomorrow.

Maloney’s Big Moment is being staged at the Thwaites Empire Theatre in Blackburn on Friday and Saturday, 11 and 12 October.

And Jimmy will be heading over to the theatre for the launch of ticket sales on the morning of Monday, July 1.

The popular entertainer will lending a hand at the theatre’s box office to field phone calls from anyone interested in booking a ticket for his show!

And the number to ring is 01254 685500.

Jimmy Cricket's Maloney’s Big Moment is being staged at the Thwaites Empire Theatre in Blackburn

Jimmy got the idea for the play after reading a newspaper story about a Spanish coastal town electing an English ex-pat as its mayor.

He thought it was a really fascinating scenario, especially as the elected candidate did not have a particular good grasp of Spanish!

This original piece of theatre was first written as a radio play and recorded for a Catholic radio station earlier this year.

And it got its first public showing in front of a live audience at St Vincent’s Parish Centre in Rochdale in April.

Jimmy was keen to convert it into his favourite genre – musical theatre – so he has kept a lot of the dialogue and added to the piece a number of songs.

The proceeds from the musical will go towards the theatre’s roof appeal.

It is a cause near to Jimmy’s heart – he is a very vociferous supporter of live theatre and keeping theatres open.

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