Jimmy Cricket is teaming up with several of the world-famous Osmonds for a special tour of the UK later this year.
The well-known Northern Irishman comedian will be a special guest for the series of shows, called the Andy Williams Christmas Spectacular, throughout the month of December.
The Osmonds are an American family music group with a long and varied history as star performers.
They started their musical careers as children and achieved further success as teen-music idols, going on to produce a hit television show and also perform as solo and group artists.
The Osmonds group first comprised brothers Alan, Wayne, Merril and Jay Osmond. They were later joined by younger siblings Donny – the most famous of all of them – and Jimmy. Their only sister Marie, who rarely sang with her brothers at that time, launched a successful solo career in 1973.
Jimmy said: “The month of December has traditionally meant pantomime time and this tour will be quite a departure for me.
“Nonetheless, it is an exciting prospect and I cannot wait to team up with the Osmonds, who have a global following and reputation.
“Although I love the art form of pantomime and the attraction it holds for children and families, I have thought for some time that there should be an alternative offering out there over the Christmas period.
“This show fits the bill perfectly and the atmosphere at each venue will be so uplifting that those in attendance will definitely leave in the Christmas spirit!”
Tickets for the tour will go on pre-sale from Wednesday morning (March 25), with tickets on general sale from Friday.
Full list of dates and venues for the Andy Williams Christmas Spectacular are as follows:
TUES 8 – MALVERN Theatres 01684 892277 www.malvern-theatres.co.uk
WED 9 – GUILDFORD G Live 0844 7701 797 www.GLive.co.uk
THURS 10 – WORTHING Assembly Hall 01903 206206 www.worthingtheatres.co.uk
FRI 11 – HARROGATE International Centre 01423 502116 www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk
SAT 12 – CROYDON Fairfield Halls 020 8688 9291 www.fairfield.co.uk
SUN 13 – WATFORD Colosseum 0845 075 3993 www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk
MON 14 – MARGATE Winter Gardens 01843 292795 www.margatewintergardens.co.uk
TUES 15 – EASTBOURNE Congress Theatre 01323 412000 www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk
WED 16 – LONDON Indigo2 08448 244824 www.axs.com
THURS 17 – WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall 0870 320 7000 www.wolvescivic.co.uk
FRI 18 – BRADFORD St George’s Hall 01274 432000 www.bradford-theatres.co.uk
SAT 19 – BURNLEY Mechanics Theatre 01282 664400 www.burnleymechanics.co.uk
SUN 20 – NEWCASTLE City Hall 0191 277 8030 www.newcastlecityhall.org
MON 21 – EDINBURGH Queens Theatre 0131 668 2019 www.thequeenshall.net
TUES 22 – CHESTERFIELD Winding Wheel 01246 345222 www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk
The tour is promoted by Tony Denton Promotions and for more information about the show and for links to each individual venue, please go to the Tony Denton Promotions website at www.tdpromo.com