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You Must Be Joking show set to return at Newry Town Hall 150 150 mhamer

You Must Be Joking show set to return at Newry Town Hall

You Must Be Joking' - Join George Jones as he introduces a night of the best of Northern Irish stand-ups for an evening of pure comedy heaven on Thursday 5th September at Newry Town Hall.

Brexit, global warning and the falling pound? You Must Be Joking!

Join the master of one-liners Gene Fitzpatrick, the first lady of comedy May McFetridge (John Linehan) and the ever-endearing Jimmy Cricket.

George Jones introduces a night of the best of Northern Irish stand-ups for an evening of pure comedy heaven.

You Must Be Joking takes place on Thursday 5 September at Newry Town Hall.

It is part of lur Cinn Fleadh, an annual traditional Irish music and community festival in Newry City, County Down.

David Hull Promotions, one of Northern Ireland’s leading Entertainment Agencies for over 30 years, is co-producing the show.

This year, the festival takes place from 5–8 September in various venues throughout the city.

Tickets for the show cost £22.50. They are available from the Buttercrane Shopping Centre Help Desk, Sean Hollywood Arts Centre or online here.

You Must Be Joking went on tour in 2018, with the team doing eight shows in three weeks.

Jimmy, 73, performed along with May McFettridge, Gene Fitzpatrick and William Caulfield.

The tour had opened at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, Jimmy’s birth place.

It ended at the Island Arts Centre on Lagan Valley Island in Lisburn.

May McFettridge is known as Northern Ireland’s very own queen of comedy.

She has earned a special place in the hearts of audiences young and old alike with her distinctive brand of affectionate but well-aimed gibes and witticisms.

May has been the Panto Dame in the Grand Opera House Belfast for almost 30 years.

Jimmy Cricket thanks everyone at the Bridlington Spa 150 150 mhamer

Jimmy Cricket thanks everyone at the Bridlington Spa

Jimmy Cricket tweeted: My thanks to all the staff at the wonderful #SpaTheatreBridlington for tonight, and to all my friends who helped with loading and putting the set together for the performance!

Jimmy Cricket expressed his thanks to staff and friends at the Bridlington Spa theatre after the latest staging of his comedy play.

The East Yorkshire coast venue hosted No more Fiffing and Faffing on Thursday (18 July) as part of a North of England tour.

No more Fiffing and Faffing had its debut in 2018 at the Blackburn Empire Theatre and has also played in Bury and Chorley.

Jimmy wrote No more Fiffing and Faffing and also performs in it.

The other actors are Jonathan Young from The Bachelors and actor Colin Meredith, who has appeared in ITV’s Coronation Street.

Jimmy posted on social media: “My thanks to all the staff at the wonderful #SpaTheatreBridlington for tonight, and to all my friends who helped with loading and putting the set together for the performance! 🎭

The play is about double act Joe Fiffen and Jerry Faffen who are on their last night in showbusiness.

They attempt to settle some old scores in the dressing room.

Related story: Two Yorkshire venues to stage Jimmy Cricket play

 

Ready for return to Club Tropicana in Skegness 150 150 mhamer

Ready for return to Club Tropicana in Skegness

Jimmy Cricket will be performing again at the Club Tropicana in Skegness in JulyJimmy Cricket’s show at the Club Tropicana in Skegness is less than a week away.

The popular entertainer is back at the 2,000-seater venue on the Lincolnshire coast on Friday (26 July).

The club, which is based on the Golden Palm Resort Holiday Park, hosts a variety of acts including live bands, singers, dancers and comedians.

For more details on Jimmy’s latest show there, ring the box office hotline on 01754 874444 (option one).

‘A real pleasure working… with this comedy great’ at Preston Playhouse 150 150 mhamer

‘A real pleasure working… with this comedy great’ at Preston Playhouse

My thanks to Barbara Keith, and Robert who together are singing duo @VentureJoint , and fellow acts compere @egentertainer and Elvis tribute Paul Scholey alongside folk duo Bernadette and Graham known as, “Trouble in the Mill”, for a great show last night!

Jimmy Cricket was described as a “comedy great” and a “real gentleman” following his latest comedy show.

The famous entertainer, 73, headlined an charity evening of music and comedy on Sunday (14 July) at the Preston Playhouse.

Afterwards, compere Carl Gordon (pictured below right with Jimmy) posted on social media: “A real pleasure and great experience for a relative newcomer like myself, working with this comedy great last night….. Mr Jimmy Cricket, a real gentleman and still a great entertainer

A real pleasure and great experience for a relative newcomer like myself, working with this comedy great last night..... Mr Jimmy Cricket, a real gentleman and still a great entertainer :)

The show raised money for Age Concern Central Lancs and the Rosemere Cancer Trust.

Jimmy himself posted afterwards: “My thanks for a great night goes to #BarbaraKeith and Robert who together are the, “New Venture”, singing duo, with compere #CarlGordon and Elvis tribute #PaulScholey alongside Bernadette and Graham who together are the folk singing duo, “Trouble at Mill”. 🎭”

 

 

 

 

Bridlington Spa next stop for No more Fiffing and Faffing 150 150 mhamer

Bridlington Spa next stop for No more Fiffing and Faffing

Jimmy Cricket’s first comedy play hits the road again this week.

Our next production of the Comedy will be @bridspam this coming July folks!

No more Fiffing and Faffing will be performed at the Bridlington Spa theatre on the East Yorkshire coast on Thursday (18 July) as part of a North of England tour.

It had its debut last September at the Blackburn Empire Theatre and has also been staged in Bury and Chorley.

Veteran comedian Jimmy wrote the play and also stars in it, along with Jonathan Young from The Bachelors and actor Colin Meredith, who has appeared in ITV’s Coronation Street.

You can buy tickets for the play at the Bridlington Spa theatre here.

Before then, famous entertainer Jimmy, 73, will be headlining an evening of music and comedy on Sunday (14 July) at the Preston Playhouse.

The show will raise money for Age Concern Central Lancs and the Rosemere Cancer Trust.

Ticket includes free parking (worth £3) in the Trinity Square Car Park directly across the road from the Theatre. Pick up a token from the Box Office.

There are more details about the show here.

Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre: ‘Wonderful to be back’ 150 150 mhamer

Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre: ‘Wonderful to be back’

It was wonderful to be back @ThePrincessThea for my great friend, Director Brian Hallard, performing in front of a Hunstanton audience, my thanks to my fellow artistes multi instrumentalist Ian Larkin and Mrs C. with Jess on sound and lighting and Max our stage manager.

Jimmy Cricket clearly enjoyed his return to a Norfolk theatre where he performed his famous comedy show.

The Northern Irish funnyman, 73, was at the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton on Sunday (7 July).

He posted on social media: “It was wonderful to be back @ThePrincessThea for my great friend, Director Brian Hallard, performing in front of a Hunstanton audience, my thanks to my fellow artistes multi instrumentalist Ian Larkin and Mrs C. with Jess on sound and lighting and Max our stage manager.🎭

Hunstanton – or Sunny Hunny as it is often known – has the unusual distinction of being an east coast seaside resort that faces west and as a result enjoys some lovely sunsets.

 

Catching up with old friends in Clacton-on-Sea show 150 150 mhamer

Catching up with old friends in Clacton-on-Sea show

Jimmy Cricket teamed up again with some old pals at an Essex seaside resort this weekend.

The Northern Irish comedian performed at the West Cliff Theatre in Clacton-on-Sea, on Saturday (6 July).

Among those he was seeing again included his former Pantomime co-star, Danny Lee Grew – both were in Dick Whittington at the Gracie Fields Theatre in Rochdale during the 2017-18 pantomime season.

Famous entertainer Jimmy, 73, had known Danny’s mum through performing several times over the years at the West Cliff Theatre.

He posted on social media: “Had a great evening @wctclacton with magician @dannygrew and the Debbie Millar School of Dance while catching up with old friends, my thanks goes to stage manager Dee, Keith on lights, Dave on sound, Vicky on spotlight, Josh, alongside all the great volunteers and @normanjac 🎭.”