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Rocking with laughter – and with The Merseybeats 150 150 mhamer

Rocking with laughter – and with The Merseybeats

Tony Crane of The Merseybeats and his son, Adrian, with Jimmy Cricket

Jimmy Cricket rocked with both laughter and music when he paired up with legendary 60s band The Merseybeats for a special Sunday afternoon show on this year’s Father’s Day.

The double header was presented at the Brindley Theatre in Runcorn under the appropriate title of Rock with Laughter.

Jimmy Cricket performs at the Brindley Theatre in Runcorn

It gelled nicely as all-round entertainer Jimmy had worked with the Merseybeats previously. He gets on well with their lead singer and original founder Tony Crane.

There was also an extra aspect to The Merseybeats for this concert, given the Father’s Day context, as the band also included Tony’s son, Adrian, who was on keyboards (Jimmy, Tony and Adrian are pictured above).

Comic Jimmy, 70, delivered his inimitable brand of daft and visual comedy, while The Merseybeats ran through their great litany of hits, including Sorrow and Wishin’ and hopin’.

Jimmy said: “I thought the afternoon went really well and hope to match up once again with The Merseybeats in the not-too-distant future.”

It’s double delight for dads on Father’s Day! 150 150 mhamer

It’s double delight for dads on Father’s Day!

Jimmy Cricket and the Merseybeats are appearing at the Brindley Theatre in Runcorn on Father's Day

Jimmy Cricket is planning to spend Father’s day this year entertaining other fathers!

The veteran comic will be involved in a special afternoon matinee show that will also feature iconic 60s band, The Merseybeats.

The show on Sunday June 19 will be hosted at the intimate Brindley Theatre in Runcorn.

It starts at 2.30pm, which gives all interested fathers the opportunity to still have a family lunch or evening get-together either before or after the show.

Aside from chuckles and knockabout comedy from Jimmy, this special Father’s Day double header will also present classic anthems such as Sorrow and Wishin’ & Hopin’ from one of the legendary exponents of the much-loved Mersey sound.

Tickets for Rock with Laughter featuring The Merseybeats and Jimmy are priced at £18 & £16 (a £1 booking fee is added to this as part of the transaction) and are available by ringing 0151 907 8360 or visiting