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Mrs Cricket and I have a strong connection to Bury 150 150 mhamer

Mrs Cricket and I have a strong connection to Bury

Jimmy Cricket's wife mistaken for a ghost - on her wedding day!

Jimmy Cricket and his new play have been the focus of an article in the Lancashire Telegraph.

No more Fiffing and Faffing had a successful debut last September at the Blackburn Empire Theatre in Lancashire.

It will now be performed at The Met in Bury (23 February), Chorley Theatre (19 May), Bridlington Spa (18 July) and Gladstone Theatre on The Wirral as part of a tour across the North of England.

All-round entertainer Jimmy performs in the play, along with Jonathan Young from The Bachelors, and actor Colin Meredith, who has made several notable appearances in ITV’s Coronation Street over the years.

Visit here to book one of the two shows (2.30pm and 7.30pm) on Saturday 23 February.

The Lancashire Telegraph previewed the play in Bury and highlighted Jimmy and Mrs Cricket’s strong connections to the town.

The article begins: “Comedian Jimmy Cricket will be continuing his special relationship with Bury when he showcases his new play, No More Fiffing and Faffing, at the Met later this month.

Set at the end of the pier, it’s the tale of a comedy double act who prepare for their final performance after many years on the road together.

As the final show looms, long-held resentments come to the fore.

Jimmy was inspired to write the show, in which he also stars, after seeing the success of fellow comedian Bobby Ball’s first steps into writing for the stage.

No more Fiffing and Faffing was premiered at the Empire Theatre, Blackburn, last year and Jimmy is delighted to be bringing it to Bury.

‘Mrs Cricket and I have a strong connection to Bury,’ he said revealing that he and his wife May had their first home in the town on Wash Street less than a mile from the Met.

The couple were married in Bury in 1974 having met at Pontins when Jimmy was a Bluecoat and May was a waitress in the restaurant.”

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Jimmy Cricket: Laughter keeps me motivated

Jimmy Cricket is appearing again at Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts CentreJimmy Cricket’s appearance in Lancashire at the weekend has been previewed by a regional newspaper.

The famous entertainer appears at Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre on Saturday 27 January.

An article in the Lancashire Telegraph, which the comedian shared on social media channel Twitter, begins: “Complacency is a word which you suspect doesn’t figure in Jimmy Cricket’s vocabulary.

“The veteran comedian could be forgiven for taking things easy after a lifetime making people laugh.

“But at 72, his diary is as busy as ever and, as he prepares to come to Oswaldtwistle Civic Arts Centre on Saturday. the genial Irishman revealed it’s the gift of laughter which keeps him going.

“‘I do believe I have been given a gift in a way,” he said. “That’s what motivates me and keeps the enthusiasm going. When you strike up a rapport with an audience and it feels as though you are all in the room together, there is no feeling like it.’

“Jimmy will be bringing his Great Value for a Tenner show back to Oswaldtwistle which, as the name implies, has a fixed ticket price.

“‘This will be our third time at Oswaldtwistle and it will be a lovely intimate show,” he said. “My wife will be coming along with me and she’ll be getting involved singing a few songs.’”