Jimmy Cricket is to write a monthly newspaper column in the lead-up to his latest pantomime season.
The Lancashire Evening Post has commissioned the articles to coincide with the well-known comedian headlining Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at the Charter Theatre in Preston – where he made his panto debut in 1981 – over the Christmas and New Year period.
When the Lancashire Evening Post contacted Jimmy through his website editor Martin Hamer – former digital editor at the LEP – about the idea, he thought it was a “very flattering request”.
Jimmy said: “As a result, I did not hesitate to respond positively and am thrilled that my first monthly article is due to be published in the paper’s edition on Monday (22 September).”
He intends to use the article to describe some of the many stories he has collected from more than 30 years of performing in pantomimes.
This includes appearing in many of the major cities and towns across the UK and has also included working with a variety of celebrities from stage and screen.
Added Jimmy: “Hopefully the monthly articles will set the scene for my forthcoming appearance in Snow White at the Charter Theatre at the end of the year.”