Jimmy Cricket has started his 2017 residency at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool.
His opening night of what is a 22-date season was 21 January and he has five shows lined up there for February, beginning on Wednesday (the full schedule is below).
The rest of Jimmy’s visits will span the coming spring and autumn, with November being the busiest month for him when he will perform there every Wednesday and Saturday.
Much-loved Northern Irish comedian Jimmy, 71, said: “I was thrilled my 2017 opener went well and a lot of people were present, even though it was a cold January night in Blackpool!”
The Lyndene is one of Blackpool’s unique locations as it welcomes tourists and visitors all year round.
For this hotel perched on the Blackpool seafront, after the illuminations season ends each year it is straight into its Christmas season with turkey and tinsel stays.
Then post-Christmas and at the start of each New Year, the Lyndene offers attractive packages to keep the hotel ticking over until after Easter, when the early summer season arrives.
Jimmy added: “I am really pleased to have kicked off my 2017 season there as I enjoy being associated with the hotel, and Blackpool always has been – and will continue to be – one of my most favourite places to entertain.”
The famous entertainer appeared at the hotel over the 2015 August Bank Holiday weekend and was so popular he was invited back for a spring run of 32 dates during the first part of last year.
A list of Jimmy’s shows for this year is below.