Jimmy ‘thrilled’ to host London Palladium event

Jimmy Cricket with principal Equity event organisers, Louise Grainger and Michael Day

Jimmy Cricket is to host a special celebration at the iconic London Palladium Theatre.

The actors’ union Equity – which Jimmy has been a member of for most of his career as an entertainer –  is celebrating 50 years since the incorporation of the Variety Artistes’ Federation into its ranks, which happened on 16 May 1967.

This event will take place in the Val Parnell bar at the London Palladium on Tuesday 16 May 2017.

It is hoped it will bring together Equity members who transferred from the historic Variety Artistes’ Federation, along with some current variety performers and other key industry representatives from the world of entertainment.

Jimmy has been asked to host the event by the general secretary of Equity, Christine Payne. He also recently met with the principal organisers of the event, Louise Grainger and Michael Day from Equity, at a hotel in Lytham St Annes (pictured above).

Jimmy said: “I am thrilled to have not only been asked to attend this celebration, but view it as a tremendous honour to have been asked also to be the host of the event.”

Anybody who is an Equity member and interested in coming along should get in contact with Louise at lgrainger@equity.org.uk

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