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Comedy play moves to the North East 150 150 mhamer

Comedy play moves to the North East

Event Photos 67 @eventphotos67 · 14h Great to photograph Jimmy Cricket again at the Stockport Plaza for his play " No More Fiffing & Faffing " .

Jimmy Cricket’s comedy play was back on the road at the weekend. No More Fiffing and Faffing was staged at the Stockport Plaza in Greater Manchester.

Jimmy posted the photo below on social media afterwards.

He said: “Our thanks to everyone who came to see the play @StockportPlaza1.

“And to Ted the Manager with his technical team, Rosie and Ben and Jake and all the volunteers alongside, David from @DavidHullPromo and @andrealNtheatre and Manager Ruth from @Grand_Theatre and @GerryMolumby.”

@eventphotos67 posted the pictures above and said: “Great to photograph Jimmy Cricket again at the Stockport Plaza for his play “No More Fiffing & Faffing”.

The play 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 include 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.

Middlesbrough Theatre is next to host No More Fiffing and Faffing on Thursday (23 January).

Visit the theatre’s website here for more details.

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

Our thanks to everyone who came to see the play @StockportPlaza1 and to Ted the Manager with his technical team, Rosie and Ben and Jake and all the volunteers alongside, David from @DavidHullPromo and @andrealNtheatre and Manager Ruth from @Grand_Theatre and @GerryMolumby

You Must Be Joking 150 150 mhamer

You Must Be Joking

Jimmy Cricket with fellow Northern Ireland comedians (from left) Gene Fitzpatrick, John Linehan and William Caulfield A stellar cast of funnymen was assembled for the inaugural Cookstown Comedy Festival earlier this month.

Jimmy Cricket teamed up with fellow Northern Ireland comedians (all pictured above with him, from left) Gene Fitzpatrick, John Linehan and William Caulfield.

The four comics featured on the first night of the two-day event, which was named You Must Be Joking and took place at the Burnavon Theatre during the first weekend of August. Comedian Patrick Kielty performed the following night.

This particular line-up certainly created plenty of interest in Northern Ireland as it was the first time all four of these household names had been brought together to grace the same stage.

Jimmy, born in Cookstown and now based in Rochdale, said he was thrilled that the Burnavon Theatre and David Hull Promotions were able to make this special event happen.

He added: “From my perspective, it highlighted the great comedy talent the province has produced over the years.”

Grand finale with a saxophone! 150 150 mhamer

Grand finale with a saxophone!

Jimmy Cricket with Clubsound in Northern Ireland

Famous comedian Jimmy Cricket on his saxophone with showband Clubsound on his Northern Ireland tour

Jimmy Cricket ended the second leg of a tour of Northern Ireland in some style.

The entertainer had been touring the province along with popular showband Clubsound.

The tour was organised in two parts, with the first back in early March and the second during the middle of April.

There was great camaraderie between the boys of Clubsound and Jimmy – and they even performed a grand finale together, with the Northern Irish funnyman playing his saxophone (picture above) at the Burnavon Theatre in Cookstown.

Below, Jimmy is shown being presented with a special honour by Cllr Tony Quinn, the chairman of Cookstown Council. The plaque was awarded to Jimmy as a famous son of his birthplace.

Jimmy Cricket collects his Cookstown award

C’mere til I tell you… 150 150 mhamer

C’mere til I tell you…

The article about Jimmy Cricket in the Mid Ulster Mail, written by journalist Gillian McDade

The article about Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket in the Mid Ulster Mail, written by journalist Gillian McDade

Jimmy Cricket has been getting more media attention back in his native Northern Ireland.

An article (above) in this week’s edition of the Mid Ulster Mail, written by journalist Gillian McDade, featured the well-known comedian being awarded a plaque by the chairman of Cookstown council, Cllr Tony Quinn, in tribute to him as one of the town’s most famous sons.

Read more about Jimmy’s successful career here.

Honoured on return to birthplace 150 150 mhamer

Honoured on return to birthplace

Cllr Tony Quinn awards the plaque to Jimmy Cricket who is accompanied by his wife, May

Cllr Tony Quinn awards the plaque to Jimmy who is accompanied by his wife, May

Jimmy Cricket received a special honour on a recent return to the place of his birth.

The famous entertainer was awarded a plaque by the chairman of Cookstown council, Cllr Tony Quinn, in tribute to him as one of the Northern Irish town’s most famous sons.

His visit was part of a tour of the province with the popular Northern Ireland-based showband, Clubsound.

The tour was spread over two legs and the visit to Cookstown’s Burnavon Theatre marked the first date of the second series of shows.

When the local council found out about the visit, they wanted to recognise Jimmy’s achievements by awarding him an honorary plaque.

A proud Jimmy said: “I’ll definitely know where my roots are as the plaque will now feature prominently on my mantelpiece!”

Jimmy was born James Mulgrew on October 17 1945 in Cookstown, before moving to England in the 1970s and settling in Rochdale. Read more about his successful career here.

Wearing a red nose for great cause 150 150 mhamer

Wearing a red nose for great cause

Jimmy Cricket with BBC Radio Ulster presenter Gerry Kelly and Michelle Major, a laughter yoga instructor

Jimmy Cricket is urging everyone to contribute to Comic Relief on Red Nose Day.

The famous Irish comic was at the studios of BBC Radio Ulster recently helping to promote the big fund-raising event which takes place on Friday (15 March).

Comic Relief is a major UK charity set up in 1985 which strives to create a just world free from poverty, raising awareness and money through activities based around entertainment. its two big fundraising campaigns being Red Nose Day and Sport Relief.

Belfast-born Jimmy popped over to have a chat with Gerry on his Saturday show on BBC Radio Ulster while he was on tour in Northern Ireland with a show featuring popular showband Clubsound.Jimmy Cricket sporting red nose at BBC Radio Ulster to help promote Comic Relief

The entertainer will again perform with Clubsound on the second leg of the tour, which is being promoted by Northern Ireland’s leading entertainment promotions Company, David Hull Promotions, from 18 to 20 April.

Jimmy said: “I encourage everyone to donate to Comic Relief and hope everyone will enjoy whatever fundraising activities they are involved with for this great cause!”

He is pictured above with BBC Radio Ulster presenter Gerry Kelly and another of the show’s guests – Michelle Major, a laughter yoga instructor.

Working again with old colleagues 150 150 mhamer

Working again with old colleagues

Jimmy Cricket is appearing with Clubsound in Northern IrelandJimmy Cricket will again team up with Northern Ireland’s favourite showband when he returns to the land of his birth this spring.

The Belfast-born entertainer is appearing alongside Clubsound on a tour which is spread over two legs. The first leg is scheduled for between 28 February and 2 March and the second from 18 to 20 April.

The six venues are spread throughout the province and the tour is being promoted by Northern Ireland’s leading entertainment promotions Company, David Hull Promotions.

Rochdale-based Jimmy said: “I am very excited about returning home to Northern Ireland for this tour – it has been a few years since I last visited some of these venues.”

Jimmy Cricket is appearing with Clubsound in Northern IrelandHis last visit to Northern Ireland was hailed a huge success, when he opened Belfast’s new comedy festival Belly Laughs at the Black Box venue in the city last September.

He added: “I am thrilled to be sharing the stage with Clubsound as I have worked with them in the past and think they are a talented musical outfit.

“I am especially delighted to be renewing a friendship with the lead vocalist of Clubsound, George Jones, who has also been a local radio presenter for a number of years.

“And I am also pleased to be teaming up with David Hull again, whom I first worked with over 25 years ago when he first got launched on national television.”