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May to sing special song in Gladstone Theatre show 150 150 mhamer

May to sing special song in Gladstone Theatre show

2 weeks to go until Irish comedy legend @jimmy__cricket will be on our stage! Come and start your St Patrick’s Day Celebrations off right and book your tickets now!

May Marion, aka Mrs Cricket, is to sing her father’s favourite song in a show celebrating St Patrick’s Day.

Like Jimmy, May is from the Emerald Isle and will include How Can You Buy Killarney? among her repertoire of songs at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight on Sunday (13 March).

Killarney, a town in County Kerry, south-west Ireland, is a popular tourist destination.

Jimmy will do his usual comedy routine as the headline act at the Gladstone.

He said: “My good lady will be singing her dad’s favourite song “How Can You Buy Killarney” when we take our St Patrick’s day show to the Gladstone theatre in Port Sunlight next Sunday the 13th of March at 7-30….Telephone 0151 643 8757.”

The Gladstone Theatre’s website says: “Come and join the comedy legend Jimmy Cricket in this St Patrick’s Day celebration as he celebrates all things Irish.

“Featuring the fabulous May Marion and Ellesmere Port-based CHRISKA Performing Arts School, this really is a celebration not to be missed.”

Click on the image below for more details and to book your tickets.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Jimmy Cricket

William Hesketh Lever, founder of Lever Brothers, now known as Unilever, founded the Gladstone Theatre in 1888.

The building originally housed his soap factory workers.

It is known as The Wirral’s hidden gem.

Subsequently, it was used as an assembly and recreation hall for entertainment.

Additionally, it has staged political meetings, films, dance and lectures, something it still hosts to this day.

The Port Sunlight venue hosted Jimmy’s popular comedy play No more Fiffing and Faffing in October 2019.

Also read: Start St Patrick’s Day celebrations by watching legend Jimmy!

Meeting old friends from Ireland at show in Spain 150 150 mhamer

Meeting old friends from Ireland at show in Spain

My thanks for a wonderful night at, “Coopers Bar” in Spain with owners Chanade and Doreen, fellow act, our great friend singer and compère @steviespit and met Michele from 25yrs ago, when as a nurse I visited her children’s hospital and it made the local paper in Great Yarmouth!

Jimmy Cricket is enjoying his latest visit to Spain, where he has three shows during February.

The famous funnyman first performed at the Coopers Arms in Ciudad Quesada near Alicante on Tuesday (25 February).

He tweeted the photo above and a message.

It read: “My thanks for a wonderful night at, “Coopers Bar”, with owners Chanade and Doreen, fellow act, our great friend singer and compère @steviespit.

“I met Michele 25yrs ago, when as a nurse I visited her children’s hospital and it made the local paper in Great Yarmouth.”

On Wednesday (26 February), Jimmy did a show at the Emerald Isle in the La Florida complex in Orihuela.

Lovely meeting up with old friends at the Emerald Isle in Spain last night, pictured here with Ruth the Chef, who like the owners, Brendan and Paul are from Waterfront Ireland!

He put the photo above on social media.

Belfast-born Jimmy said: “Lovely meeting up with old friends at the Emerald Isle last night, pictured here with Ruth the Chef, who like the owners, Brendan and Paul are from Waterfront Ireland.”

With a growing ex-pat market within the Alicante and Benidorm regions, Jimmy has done shows regularly in Spain.

The last date on his latest visit is on Friday (28 February) at Hotel Marina in Alicante.

Find out where Jimmy, 74, is performing next and view all his tour dates on this website.

Off to sunny Spain (again), Y Viva Espana! 150 150 mhamer

Off to sunny Spain (again), Y Viva Espana!

Jimmy Cricket with Spanish-based British entertainer Stevie Spit and female vocalist Kylie Burgazzi

Jimmy Cricket embarked on another trip to the south-west coast of Spain recently to entertain the local British ex-pat community living there.

It was the veteran comic’s third visit to the region in less than a year, as he is proving popular among audiences who now live in or who have retired to the Costa Blanca, and remember him from his many TV appearances in the 1980s.

Jimmy Cricket performing on stage

His most recent trip to the Alicante area kicked off with a show at the Emerald Isle in the La Florida complex in Orihuela.

Jimmy was joined on stage by the night’s host – Spanish-based British entertainer Stevie Spit – and was fabulously supported by the female vocalist Kylie Burgazzi (all are pictured above).

The show at the Emerald Isle was a sellout with a waiting list created for cancellations! Credit for making the evening happen must be extended to Paul Moran, the owner of the Emerald Isle (and pictured below with Jimmy).

As the night went so well, Paul has already asked Jimmy to consider making a return to the Emerald Isle during June 2017!

Jimmy Cricket with Emerald Isle owner Paul Moran

Still a Mammy’s boy 150 150 mhamer

Still a Mammy’s boy

The Sunday Life article about Jimmy Cricket returning to Belfast for the festival

The Sunday Life article about famous comedian Jimmy Cricket returning to Belfast for the festival

Jimmy Cricket launched an international comedy festival in his native city at the weekend.

Now living in Rochdale, the Northern Irish comedian returned to Belfast to officially open Belly Laughs.

The week-long inaugural Belfast International Comedy Festival began on Sunday with Jimmy’s show at the Black Box venue in the Cathedral Quarter of the city.

In total, the festival, which closes on Sunday (7 October) comprises of 30 performances at 15 venues across Belfast.

As well as stand-up comedy, the festival also features poetry, magic, cabaret, workshops, seminars, club nights, book readings and events for children.

The Belfast-based Sunday Life newspaper previewed the festival and Jimmy’s return to his home city.

Jimmy said: “The show went very well and was a great start to this festival which is in its inaugural year and which it is hoped will become an annual future in Belfast’s cultural calendar.”