Jimmy Cricket sent his annual happy St Patrick’s Day greeting to all his friends and followers across social media.
The popular Belfast-born Jimmy said: “Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone!
“And remember… if you want to live longer, find out where you’re going to die and stay away from there.”
Jimmy and his wife May began the celebrations early, performing at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight on The Wirral.
“It was a joy to return to the wonderful #gladstonetheatre this evening,” said Jimmy on Sunday.
“My thanks to #ChriskaDanceAcademy and Mrs C. and House Manager Valerie, sound and lighting by Ste.
“And thanks also to all the volunteers who made us feel so welcome! #keepvarietyalive.”
Like Jimmy, singer May Marion, aka Mrs Cricket, hails from the Emerald Isle.
The Gladstone Theatre’s website had promoted the event with the following: “Come and join the comedy legend Jimmy Cricket in this St Patrick’s Day celebration as he celebrates all things Irish.
The Wirral’s hidden gem
William Hesketh Lever, founder of Lever Brothers, now known as Unilever, founded the Gladstone Theatre in 1888.
The building originally housed his soap factory workers.
It is known as The Wirral’s hidden gem.
Subsequently, it became an assembly and recreation hall for entertainment.
Additionally, it has staged political meetings, films, dance and lectures, something it still hosts to this day.
The Port Sunlight venue hosted Jimmy’s popular comedy play No more Fiffing and Faffing in October 2019.