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Jimmy Cricket: Six shows in nine days across UK 150 150 mhamer

Jimmy Cricket: Six shows in nine days across UK

Jimmy Cricket has had a particularly busy nine days during October.

The famous entertainer did no fewer than six shows, which took him to various parts of the UK.

He began his hectic spell at a church in Whitefield, Greater Manchester, before moving south to Derby for his next show.

In addition, Jimmy, 74, performed at Hayling Island in Hampshire.

After that, he made two appearances at his favourite Blackpool hotel, with West Bradford Village Hall sandwiched in between.

11 October: Besses o’ th’ Barn United Reformed Church is based in Bury New Rod, Whitefield.

@jimmy__cricket: Fantastic evening at Besses 0’ The Barn United Reformed Church with organiser, Children’s Entertainer Chris, compère Jim Nicholas. With Jimmy Jermaine as Cliff Richard, and the John Stokes Bachelor’s, alongside Carnaby Street🎭

Jimmy Cricket: Fantastic evening at Besses 0’ The Barn United Reformed Church with organiser, Children’s Entertainer Chris, compère Jim Nicholas, with Jimmy Jermaine as Cliff Richard, and the John Stokes Bachelor’s, alongside Carnaby Street

13 October: Derby & Nottingham Music Hall Association @ Derby & Nottingham Music Hall Association.
tommy J entertainer tweeted: @tommyents What an amazing gig at the Derby conference centre! With a amazing lovely man Jimmy Cricket ! And what a pleasure to see Mr Bernie Clifton ! #pros #comehere #comedy #crazy #juggler @jimmy__cricket 
tommy J entertainer @tommyents · Oct 13 What an amazing gig at the Derby conference centre ! With a amazing lovely man Jimmy Cricket ! And what a pleasure to see mr Bernie Clifton ! #pros #comehere #comedy #crazy #juggler @jimmy__cricket @bernieclifton_
Jimmy tweeted: Fabulous afternoon for the Derby & Nottingham Music Association with compère Clive. Speciality Act @tommyents, with his sister Lucy, singers, Jimmy and Mrs C. with Nigel as our Musical Director, alongside catching up with great friends, Simon, Joanie, Peter and Gail
Jimmy Cricket: Fabulous afternoon for the Derby & Nottingham Music Association with compère Clive, Speciality Act @tommyents , with his sister Lucy, singers, Jimmy and Mrs C. with Nigel as our Musical Director, alongside catching up with great friends, Simon, Joanie, Peter and Gail
15 October: Mill Rythe Holiday Village, Hayling Island, Hampshire

Jimmy tweeted: Wonderful atmosphere @MillRytheResort here in Hayling Island tonight, for @AwayResortsUK. My thanks goes to Ents Manager Tom, sound and lighting by Matt, and compère Vince, and Kate at Reception, for their help and hospitality!

Jimmy Cricket: Wonderful atmosphere @MillRytheResort here in Hayling Island tonight, for @AwayResortsUK , my thanks goes to Ents Manager Tom, sound and lighting by Matt, and compère Vince, and Kate at Reception, for their help and hospitality!

16 October: Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

Jimmy tweeted: Back from Hayling Island and here at Blackpool’s hugely successful establishment @LyndeneHotel. I am one of three acts a night alongside resident compère Wayne Lester!

Jimmy Cricket: Back from Hayling Island and here at Blackpool’s hugely successful establishment @LyndeneHotel I am one of three acts a night alongside resident compère Wayne Lester!

18 October: West Bradford Village Hall
Jimmy tweeted: Fantastic evening at the West Bradford Village Hall for organisers Michael and Janet Fox, (with Elvis tribute Jim Nicholas, alongside Mrs C.). Susan their friend baked me this wonderful birthday cake
Jimmy Cricket: Fantastic evening at the West Bradford Village Hall for organisers Michael and Janet Fox, (with Elvis tribute Jim Nicholas, alongside Mrs C.), Susan their friend baked me this wonderful birthday cake!
19 October: Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool
Jimmy tweeted: Lovely to be back in Blackpool, @LyndeneHotel and the resort is buzzing tonight with visitors, which is wonderful to see!
Jimmy Cricket: Lovely to be back in Blackpool, @LyndeneHotel and the resort is buzzing tonight with visitors, which is wonderful to see!

Jimmy’s next show at the Lyndene – where he has performed regularly for the past few years – is in Halloween week (30 October).

You can see the rest of his dates at the hotel for 2019 below.

The Lyndene, perched on the Blackpool seafront, is one of the resort’s unique locations as it welcomes tourists and visitors all year round.

Jimmy Cricket's Lyndene Hotel dates in 2019

Jimmy announced earlier this year that he is to spend a FIFTH season at the Lyndene Hotel.

See next year’s dates below and visit the hotel’s website here.

Tour dates

You can check room availability and book here.

Or ring the hotel directly on 01253 346779.

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.Returning to what has become my second home working alongside many talented singers and old friends like @MALFORDUK , my thanks goes to Claire @TowerTopEnts and @LyndeneHotel the Manager Paul, and all the Team members for their hospitality and support over the last four yearsAlso read: Oh I do like to perform along the prom, prom, prom

‘Top show for all ages, good clean comedy’ 150 150 mhamer

‘Top show for all ages, good clean comedy’

Haven't seen @jimmy__cricket since I was a child when tv had 4 channels. He did not disappoint. Top show, for all ages good clean comedy that's genuinely funny. Jimmy hasn't lost it! Will certainly be making a point to see a show again. Fantastic hospitality from @LyndeneHotel

Comedy star Jimmy Cricket was told he “hasn’t lost it” after one of his shows at his favourite Blackpool hotel.
The famous comedian performs at various intervals throughout the year at the Lyndene Hotel.
A member of the audience, @Kiryegigs, tweeted his delight after Jimmy’s stint at the Lyndene on Wednesday (16 October).

He said: “Haven’t seen @jimmy__cricket since I was a child when tv had 4 channels.

“He did not disappoint. Top show, for all ages good clean comedy that’s genuinely funny. Jimmy hasn’t lost it!

“Will certainly be making a point to see a show again. Fantastic hospitality from @LyndeneHotel.”

Jimmy himself tweeted: “Back from Hayling Island and here at Blackpool’s hugely successful establishment@LyndeneHotel – I am one of three acts a night alongside resident compère Wayne Lester! 🎭

A poster shows the Halloween Week acts at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

Jimmy’s next show at the Lyndene is tomorrow (19 October) and he is also there in Halloween week (30 October – see right for poster).

The famous entertainer will also perform at the Lyndene on three nights during December – 11, 18 and 31 – as part of the festive season.

You can see the rest of his dates at the hotel for 2019 below.

The Lyndene, perched on the Blackpool seafront, is one of the resort’s unique locations as it welcomes tourists and visitors all year round.

Jimmy, who turned 74 yesterday (17 October), performs in two separate lounges on the same night, along with other artists.

Other acts include comedian Carl Schofield and Stars in Their Eyes winner Peter Sarsfield as Frankie Valli.

Jimmy Cricket's Lyndene Hotel dates in 2019

Jimmy announced earlier this year that he is to spend a FIFTH season at the Lyndene Hotel.

The Belfast-born comedian, who lives in his adopted hometown of Rochdale, has at least two shows almost every month in 2020.

That is apart from December next year, when he performs three times, and February when he has none.

See next year’s dates below and visit the hotel’s website here.

Tour dates

You can check room availability and book here.

Or ring the hotel directly on 01253 346779.

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.Returning to what has become my second home working alongside many talented singers and old friends like @MALFORDUK , my thanks goes to Claire @TowerTopEnts and @LyndeneHotel the Manager Paul, and all the Team members for their hospitality and support over the last four yearsAlso read: Oh I do like to perform along the prom, prom, prom

Armed Forces veterans breakfast with Mayor of Rochdale 150 150 mhamer

Armed Forces veterans breakfast with Mayor of Rochdale

Wonderful breakfast this morning with Billy the Mayor, his Secretary Dorothy, at the, “Veterans Breakfast”, sharing the forthcoming event at the Town Hall which is on Remembrance Sunday, 10th November to raise funds for local Charities!

Jimmy Cricket enjoyed breakfast with the Mayor of Rochdale and veterans of the Armed Forces.
The famous comedian attended the weekly event at Rochdale Town Hall in his adopted hometown last Thursday (10 October).
He will be back there next month with his musical, Let’s hear it for the wee man.
The performance takes place at the town hall on Sunday 10 November in aid of the Mayor of Rochdale’s charity appeal.
He tweeted afterwards: “Wonderful breakfast this morning with Billy the Mayor, his Secretary Dorothy, at the, “Veterans Breakfast”, sharing the forthcoming event at the Town Hall which is on Remembrance Sunday, 10th November to raise funds for local Charities!🎭
Come here, come here! We were bowled over by the legendary Jimmy Cricket promoting his brilliant new concert, to be performed at Rochdale Town Hall on Sun 10 Nov, 4pm-5pm. And there’s more! Here’s Jimmy and @RochdaleMayor Coun Billy Sheerin having a good old yarn about the James Magennis play

The musical is about Northern Ireland’s only recipient of the Victoria Cross, James Magennis.

It tells the courageous story of the submariner who grew up in abject poverty in Belfast and joined the Royal Navy aged 15.

He won the UK’s highest military honour for his bravery onboard a midget sub that attacked the Japanese cruiser Takao on 31 July 1945.

His job was to attach six mines to the enemy vessel in the risky covert operation in Singapore Harbour.

Jimmy and @RochdaleMayor Coun Billy Sheerin having a good old yarn about the James Magennis play

However, he ran into difficulties and faced grave danger.

But he persisted with the mission before returning to the sub exhausted.

King George VI recognised his heroics by awarding him the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry.

Magennis continued his service until 1949 when he returned home with his wife Edna Skidmore and their four sons.

In 1952, he lost his job and was forced to sell his VC medal.

However, an anonymous benefactor later returned it to him on the condition he did not sell it again.

Blue plaque

Magennis spent the rest of his life in Yorkshire working as an electrician before dying of cancer in 1986 aged 66.

His heroics were commemorated in 2018 with a special blue plaque in his honour.

Belfast-born Jimmy has written both the words and the music for the play.

It features actor Charles Lawson, actress and singer Sue Devaney, actor Nick Newbould and comedian Jimmy himself.

Tickets are available at Rochdale Town Hall from the reception or by contacting 01706 924773. Tickets cost £10.

Read more about the Mayor of Rochdale’s charity appeal here.

Jimmy and the mayor met up recently (photo above right) to promote the play. Go here to watch the video.

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.
Gladstone Theatre: A wonderful afternoon & great evening 150 150 mhamer

Gladstone Theatre: A wonderful afternoon & great evening

Wonderful afternoon at the @gladthea [Gladstone Theatre] with a performance of the Comedy, “No More Fiffing and Faffing”, my thanks to Ken our set designer, Jordan the manager, Nathan on sound and lighting and all the volunteers! Great also catching up with old friends for an evening meal!

Jimmy Cricket enjoyed a “wonderful afternoon” at the Gladstone Theatre on The Wirral recently.

The Port Sunlight venue hosted Jimmy’s popular comedy play No more Fiffing and Faffing in the afternoon as part of a tour of the north of England.

And in the evening, the famous comedian caught up with some old pals for dinner.

He tweeted: “Wonderful afternoon at the @gladtheav [Gladstone Theatre] with a performance of the Comedy, ‘No More Fiffing and Faffing’.

“My thanks to Ken our set designer, Jordan the manager, Nathan on sound and lighting and all the volunteers! Great also catching up with old friends for an evening meal! 🎭

No more Fiffing and Faffing had a highly successful debut last September at the Blackburn Empire Theatre.

The Met in Bury and the Chorley Little Theatre in Lancashire are among the other venues where it has been performed.

Jimmy wrote the play and also stars in it, alongside Jonathan Young (The Bachelors) and actor Colin Meredith, who has appeared in Coronation Street.

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.

:: The photos at the top of this article are from the day of the performance at the Gladstone Theatre.

No more Fiffing and Faffing

 

Port Sunlight theatre hosts No More Fiffing and Faffing 150 150 mhamer

Port Sunlight theatre hosts No More Fiffing and Faffing

Joe, Jerry and Archie will be taking their comedy play " No more Fiffen and faffen" to the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight this coming Sunday at 2-30pm. https://gladstonetheatre.org.uk Tel 0151 643 8757

The latest staging of Jimmy Cricket’s comedy play is in Port Sunlight tomorrow (Sunday 6 October).

No more Fiffing and Faffing takes place at the Gladstone Theatre on The Wirral.

The production had a highly successful debut last September at the Blackburn Empire Theatre.

As a result, Jimmy has taken it on a tour around the north of England.

The venues so far include The Met in Bury and the Chorley Little Theatre in Lancashire.

Veteran comedian Jimmy wrote the play and also stars in it. Also performing are Jonathan Young (The Bachelors) and actor Colin Meredith, who has appeared in Coronation Street.

The play begins in Port Sunlight tomorrow at at 2-30pm – book by visiting gladstonetheatre.org.uk or ringing 0151 643 8757.

The website says about the play: “We see Joe and Jerry strut their stuff on stage, then follow them to the dressing soom where they settle old scores!

“Luckily Stage Manager Archie Gibbons is on hand to sort things out, enabling the boys to perform all their best routines for their loyal fans at their swan song show!

“It will be an emotional and fun-packed night!

“You’ve heard of the great double acts in history, ‘Morecambe and Wise’, ‘Cannon and Ball’, ‘Holland and Barrett’.

“Now meet Fiffin and Faffen!”

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.

No more Fiffing and Faffing

‘Elvis’ helps to raise funds at Westhoughton charity event 150 150 mhamer

‘Elvis’ helps to raise funds at Westhoughton charity event

What a wonderful atmosphere this evening at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Westhoughton with organiser Joe Roberts and all his team, who worked so hard to put the show together for @FrancisHouseCH & Macmillan Nurses! My thanks also goes to Jim Nicholas, (Elvis), and Mrs C. 🎭

An Elvis Presley impersonator helped to make a charity night involving famous comedian Jimmy Cricket a big success.
Jim Nicholas, who performs as the King of Rock and Roll, has regularly appeared with his close friend Jimmy at fund-raising events.
The latest was at a catholic parish in the town of Westhoughton in Greater Manchester.

Jimmy posted on social media: “What a wonderful atmosphere this evening at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Westhoughton with organiser Joe Roberts and all his team, who worked so hard to put the show together for @FrancisHouseCH & Macmillan Nurses! My thanks also goes to Jim Nicholas, (Elvis), and Mrs C.🎭

The popular entertainer has raised around half-a-million pounds for south Manchester-based Francis House Children’s Hospice over the years.
That is thanks to countless touring shows and parish hall events over almost two decades.

Jim Nicholas is also a long-standing supporter of the hospice.

Opened by Princess Diana
Based at Didsbury, Francis House cares for children and young adults with life-threatening conditions.
It provides a home from home where families can receive professional care, support and friendship.

The Rainbow Family Trust was set up in the early 1990s as a charity by Sister Aloysius and Father Thomas Mulheran. They were concerned about the lack of palliative care for the families of children with a short life expectancy.

As a result, the seven-bedroom Francis House opened in November 1991, with Diana, Princess of Wales, officially doing the honours.

It was only the fifth children’s hospice built in the UK and the world.

Related story: Francis House: 18 years of fundraising for hospice

Read a timeline of the history of the hospice here

Also see: Francis House benefits from Rochdale ‘jam’ night

Musical about Victoria Cross hero set for Remembrance Sunday 150 150 mhamer

Musical about Victoria Cross hero set for Remembrance Sunday

Come here, come here! We were bowled over by the legendary Jimmy Cricket promoting his brilliant new concert, to be performed at Rochdale Town Hall on Sun 10 Nov, 4pm-5pm. And there’s more! Here’s Jimmy and @RochdaleMayor Coun Billy Sheerin having a good old yarn about the James Magennis play

Jimmy Cricket’s musical about Northern Ireland’s only recipient of the Victoria Cross takes place on Remembrance Sunday.

Let’s hear it for the wee man will be performed at Rochdale Town Hall on 10 November in aid of the Mayor of Rochdale’s charity appeal.

It tells the courageous story of submariner James Magennis who grew up in abject poverty in Belfast and joined the Royal Navy aged 15.

He won the UK’s highest military honour for his bravery onboard a midget sub that attacked the Japanese cruiser Takao on 31 July 1945.

His job was to attach six mines to the enemy vessel in the risky covert operation in Singapore Harbour.

Jimmy and @RochdaleMayor Coun Billy Sheerin having a good old yarn about the James Magennis play

However, he ran into difficulties and faced grave danger.

But he persisted with the mission before returning to the sub exhausted.

King George VI recognised his heroics by awarding him the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry.

Magennis continued his service until 1949 when he returned home with his wife Edna Skidmore and their four sons.

In 1952, he lost his job and was forced to sell his VC medal.

However, an anonymous benefactor later returned it to him on the condition he did not sell it again.

Blue plaque

Magennis spent the rest of his life in Yorkshire working as an electrician before dying of cancer in 1986 aged 66.

His heroics were commemorated in 2018 with a special blue plaque in his honour.

Belfast-born Jimmy has written both the words and the music for the play.

It features actor Charles Lawson, actress and singer Sue Devaney, actor Nick Newbould and comedian Jimmy himself.

Tickets are available at Rochdale Town Hall from the reception or by contacting 01706 924773. Tickets cost £10.

Read more about the Mayor of Rochdale’s charity appeal here.

Jimmy and the mayor met up recently to promote the play.

Rochdale Council tweeted: “Come here, come here!

“We were bowled over by the legendary Jimmy Cricket promoting his brilliant new concert, to be performed at Rochdale Town Hall on Sun 10 Nov, 4pm-5pm.

“And there’s more! Here’s Jimmy and@RochdaleMayor Coun Billy Sheerin having a good old yarn about the event.”

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.