Jimmy Cricket appeared with a host of fellow entertainers in a show called Day By The Sea at the weekend.
The famous Irish funnyman appeared at the one-day event of comedy, music and song at the Royal Hippodrome theatre in Eastbourne.
Also on the bill was Jimmy’s big pal Don Maclean, an English actor and comedian who appeared on the BBC television series Crackerjack with Michael Aspel, Peter Glaze and Jan Hunt in the 1970s.
Sue Devaney, known for television roles in Coronation Street, Jonny Briggs, Casualty and Dinnerladies as well as being a regular stage performer, and English pop singer, jazz singer and actress Helen Shapiro were also among the entertainers.
The event, which took place last Saturday, was organised by the British Music Hall Society.
Jimmy, 71, said: “Great morning spent with old friends! I was on at 10.50am and the audience was amazing, really ready for a variety show at that time of the morning!”
Jimmy Cricket is returning to the scene of his 2012 summer season to do his stand-up comedy show at the weekend.
The famous Irish entertainer will perform at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre in Eastbourne on Saturday (20 September), two years after his last appearance there.
He was featured earlier this month in the Eastbourne Herald (article clipping above), which read: “This entertainer never stops updating and creating new material.”
The newspaper mentions that Jimmy has just released a song, I was bit by Luis Suarez, which is based on the former Liverpool striker who was banned for four months during this summer’s World Cup for biting an opponent.
Jimmy said: “I am looking forward to seeing the many friends I made during that summer season.
“In fact, these friends have gone on to form a community interest company to manage the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, as the local council were looking for someone to take on this role for them.”
– Headlining the summer show at the Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne, which ran for five months and was presented every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from the first week of May through to the end of September
The feature on this website showing all Jimmy Cricket’s forthcoming appearances is working again!
And there’s more! The old calendar, which stopped functioning properly a while ago for unknown reasons, has been replaced by something bigger and better.
An enhanced feature allows fans to subscribe to the calendar if they wish through Google, meaning they can now receive phone texts and email reminders.
There is also the facility for Google maps to show everyone exactly where events are taking place.
Famous Irish comedian Jimmy says: “I’m really excited that the calendar is working again and even more so that it has been improved and will provide more information about my forthcoming shows.
“This will respond to feedback we have been receiving from fans enquiring why the calendar function was not working properly. It just took a bit longer than we expected to be put right – but it is has clearly been well worth the wait!”
There are (only) 65 days to Christmas and here is a special offer to start the countdown to the great occasion.
Buy Jimmy Cricket’s DVD Pull Your Seats Forward and you will also receive a free CD of your choice – all for £12 with postage and package included.
The DVD was filmed by Jimmy’s small company, Wellie Boot Productions, a couple of years ago at the Royal Court Theatre in Bacup, Lancashire, near his adopted home of Rochdale in Greater Manchester.
Belfast-born Jimmy produced it in response to the overwhelming public clamour that suggested there was a real demand for a recording of his stand-up.
It is an hour and 10 minutes long and includes Jimmy’s favourite routines, a phone call and letter from his mammy, his famous Leaving Home poem, his sentimental ballad called I’m Dreaming of a Far off Land and 20 minutes of extras.
This “DVCD” Christmas bundle is great value for money and not available in usual retail outlets.
The only way you can grab this fabulous deal is via this website – click onto Go Shopping page where you will find a purchasing option through Paypal. All orders are processed within 24 hours and we hope to ship out the product to be with you within one week.
When ordering just opt for a DVD purchase in the usual way, but please state during the ordering process which CD you would like to receive free of charge as part of this Christmas bundle.
You can choose from the following CDs: Best of Jimmy Cricket, Jimmy Cricket – I’m Dreaming Of A Far Off Land, Jimmy Cricket – A Bee in His Bonnet.
This DVD will make an ideal Christmas present and if you want a special message signed personally by Jimmy and inserted into the sleeve of the DVD, please send in this request when you order and this will be done at no extra charge.
Jimmy Cricket had them rocking around the clock on the beach this summer!
The famous Irish comedian has recalled the occasion he met professional organist Chris Mannion.
It was on the day that Jimmy appeared live on ITV’s breakfast show, Daybreak, in Eastbourne on the south coast.
“Chris was playing his keyboard as part of the outside broadcast when I arrived on the scene and got the assembled crowd to sing Rock Around The Clock,” laughs Jimmy.
“Chris is a professional organist and is very accomplished. He not only plays at various concerts in Eastbourne, where he lives, but he is much in demand across the country and this extends to playing engagements on cruise ships.
“He is not just a talented person, but a really lovely guy as well.”