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‘Unique’ theatre in Leeds to stage play 150 150 mhamer

‘Unique’ theatre in Leeds to stage play

we will be taking our Comedy Play, "No More Fiffing and Faffing", to the beautiful and unique @CityVarieties in Leeds

A Leeds theatre described by Jimmy Cricket as “beautiful and unique” will host his comedy play next month.
The City Varieties Music Hall stages No More Fiffing and Faffing on Saturday 7 March (see details above).
Well-known entertainer Jimmy, 74, tweeted: “Hi Folks! Just to let you know we will be taking our Comedy Play, “No More Fiffing and Faffing”, to the beautiful and unique @CityVarieties for a Saturday afternoon matinee show at 2.30pm on the 7th March 2020.
“You will be welcomed with open arms!”
The theatre’s website says: “Built in 1865, this much-loved venue, hidden in the heart of Leeds city centre, has survived virtually unchanged across three centuries while most other Victorian Music Halls have passed into history.
‘Hugely popular’
“Many of the world’s greatest entertainers have trodden the boards here.
“For 30 years, the Varieties was also the home of BBC TV’s record-breaking The Good Old Days which began broadcasting in 1953 and was screened around the world.

“Over the last 20 years, City Varieties has established an unrivalled reputation for presenting the very best in live music, variety and comedy, as well as hugely popular annual pantomimes which have entertained Leeds’ families for generations.”
The Mansfield Palace Theatre will next stage the play on Thursday 20 February (see below left).

Middlesbrough Theatre was the latest venue to host the play, on 23 January.

The Mansfield Palace Theatre will next stage the play on Thursday 20 February

The production had a highly successful debut in September 2018 at the Blackburn Empire Theatre.

As a result, Jimmy has taken No More Fiffing and Faffing on a tour around the north of England.

Other venues so far have included The Met in Bury and the Chorley Little Theatre in Lancashire.

Veteran comedian Jimmy wrote the play and also stars in it.

The other performers are Jonathan Young (The Bachelors) and actor Colin Meredith, who has appeared in Coronation Street.

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.

Two Yorkshire venues to stage comedy play 150 150 mhamer

Two Yorkshire venues to stage comedy play

Just some publicity for the forthcoming Comedy Play which will be staged around the Yorkshire area, on Thurs 18th July 2019 at the #SpaTheatreBridlington, and then at the #CityVarieties in Leeds, Sat 7th March 2020, would be good to see you there if you live local folks!

Jimmy Cricket’s first play is to be staged at a second Yorkshire venue.

No more Fiffing and Faffing had its debut last September at the Blackburn Empire Theatre and will be performed at the Bridlington Spa theatre on the Yorkshire coast on Thursday 18 July as part of a North of England tour.

It will also be staged at the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds on Saturday 7 March 2020.

Jimmy posted the photo above on social media and said: “Just some publicity for the forthcoming Comedy Play which will be staged around the Yorkshire area, on Thurs 18th July 2019 at the #SpaTheatreBridlington, and then at the #CityVarieties in Leeds, Sat 7th March 2020, would be good to see you there if you live local folks!🎭

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.