Jimmy Cricket panto features in Leeds mag
Jimmy Cricket’s latest pantomime is the focus of an article in a city lifestyle magazine.
The famous entertainer, 71, who is currently playing the Court Jester in the classic fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the White Rose Theatre, was interviewed for the Leeds-based Northside publication.
It has been published in the December edition to tie in with Jimmy’s appearance in the panto, which opened on Thursday (8 December).
The White Rose Theatre is a new 1,400-seater arena, which has been built in a large marquee complex located within the premises of the Tetley contemporary arts gallery and near Leeds’ main train station.
It also features reality TV celebrity Scotty T, who won this year’s Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5 and plays the role of Prince Charming.
Actors Louis Emerick (from Last of the Summer Wine and Brookside fame) and Tupele Dorgu (who has appeared in Coronation Street and Hollyoaks) are the Royal Tax Collector and the Wicked Queen respectively.
And there will be cameo performances from children’s TV programme Rainbow’s George and Zippy, plus a recorded sequence starring Jimmy’s very good friend and fellow comedian Ken Dodd.
* The show will run until 1 January 2017 and tickets are now on sale – visit www.whiterosetheatre.com or ring 0113 870 7769.