Ice Cream sketch with the Patton brothers
Photographs of a Christmas pantomime more than 25 years ago brought back some happy memories for famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket.
Brian Patton, one half of a very experienced double act called the Patton Brothers, has posted the photos seen on this page on his Facebook profile.
He and his brother, Jimmy, have an accumulated wealth of knowledge gained from almost 60 years in the entertainment business.
And they are the two elder brothers of Paul and Barry Elliot, the Chuckle Brothers. Their father was comedian Gene Patton.
Both Jimmy and Brian have made many appearances in ChuckleVision with their younger brothers.
Above is a photo of the Ice Cream sketch which Jimmy did with the Patton brothers.
This was part of a production of Aladdin at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham during the 1985-6 Christmas season. Jimmy took the role of Wishee Washee and the Patton Brothers played the Chinese Policemen.
The photo above right is of the three of them again during the same season, but this time not in costume.
Jimmy said: “The photos brought back many happy memories of the season for me!”
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