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Irish-themed shows at London hotel during 2019 150 150 mhamer

Irish-themed shows at London hotel during 2019

 

The Irish Cabaret buffet and dance events will take place during 2019 at the Best Western Plus Grims Dyke Hotel in in Harrow Weald, London

Belfast-born Jimmy Cricket will be appearing as part of an Irish-themed series of shows next year.

The well-known comedian will headline one of the Irish Cabaret buffet and dance events taking place during 2019 at the Best Western Plus Grims Dyke Hotel in Harrow Weald, London.

All-round entertainer Jimmy, 72, will be performing on Friday 17 May and there will be a full supporting cast.

The shows run from 8pm to midnight and cost £39 per person,which includes all the entertainment and a buffet. An overnight stay with bed and breakfast would be an additional £60.

Telephone 020 8385 3100 for more details.

Jimmy tweeted: “Dates for an “Irish Show” throughout 2019 with compere and organiser Gerry Molumby, show months are February, May, August and December!”

 

Sir Ken Dodd: Tributes paid as he wins award 150 150 mhamer

Sir Ken Dodd: Tributes paid as he wins award

Sir Ken Dodd receiving his award

Jimmy Cricket was among those to pay tribute to his friend and fellow entertainer Sir Ken Dodd who was honoured with a lifetime achievement award recently.

The recently knighted singer, comedian and actor will celebrate his 90th birthday on 8 November and Sir Ken continues to tour in an astonishing career which has spanned more than seven decades.

He received his award in front of a star-studded audience at the British Music Hall Society event at the Lansdowne Club in central London.

Northern Irish comic Jimmy was among those to talk at the ceremony about Sir Ken and he later tweeted:

Had a wonderful afternoon with old friends honouring the nation’s favourite Sir Ken Dodd at the Lansdowne in Mayfair London! ?

Jimmy Cricket pays tribute to Sir Ken Dodd

London Palladium hosts Equity celebration event 150 150 mhamer

London Palladium hosts Equity celebration event

London Palladium

Jimmy Cricket at the London PalladiumJimmy Cricket has hosted a celebration involving the famous Equity union at the iconic London Palladium theatre.

The event took place in the Val Parnell bar on Tuesday 16 May, exactly 50 years after actors’ union Equity – which Jimmy has been a member of for most of his career as an entertainer –  incorporated the Variety Artistes’ Federation into its ranks.

Well-known comedian Jimmy, 71, was asked to host the event by the general secretary of Equity, Christine Payne.

London Palladium

 

Chelsea Lodge Ladies Festival: Proposing a toast 150 150 mhamer

Chelsea Lodge Ladies Festival: Proposing a toast

Chelsea Lodge Ladies Festival

Jimmy Cricket recently attended the Chelsea Lodge Ladies Festival as he was asked to formally propose a toast at the event.

Chelsea Lodge Ladies Festival

This year’s president of the Chelsea Lodge is Jimmy’s lifelong friend Chas Elliot – the two met nearly 50 years ago when they were both Redcoats at the Butlins holiday resort in Clacton-on-Sea and they have remained very good friends ever since.

Famous comedian Jimmy, 71, was asked if he would like to participate in this year’s festival which took place at the Lancaster Hotel in west London.

There is a formal bit to this annual occasion and the organisers felt it would be appropriate if Jimmy was the proposer of the toast. The entertainment then follows – Jimmy was the headliner of this same event eight years ago.Chelsea Lodge Ladies Festival

The ladies festival is not just meant to provide a wonderful evening of conviviality and socialising – the evening also raises a lot of money for great causes.

This year’s beneficiaries were: The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution – which provides a home for 1,000 people across the UK while supporting many more through residential and nursing care and day care services; Prostate Cancer UK; and the Royal Variety Charity, which assists those who have worked in the entertainment industry and are in need of help.

Chelsea Lodge Ladies Festival

Jimmy ‘thrilled’ to host London Palladium event 150 150 mhamer

Jimmy ‘thrilled’ to host London Palladium event

Jimmy Cricket with principal Equity event organisers, Louise Grainger and Michael Day

Jimmy Cricket is to host a special celebration at the iconic London Palladium Theatre.

The actors’ union Equity – which Jimmy has been a member of for most of his career as an entertainer –  is celebrating 50 years since the incorporation of the Variety Artistes’ Federation into its ranks, which happened on 16 May 1967.

This event will take place in the Val Parnell bar at the London Palladium on Tuesday 16 May 2017.

It is hoped it will bring together Equity members who transferred from the historic Variety Artistes’ Federation, along with some current variety performers and other key industry representatives from the world of entertainment.

Jimmy has been asked to host the event by the general secretary of Equity, Christine Payne. He also recently met with the principal organisers of the event, Louise Grainger and Michael Day from Equity, at a hotel in Lytham St Annes (pictured above).

Jimmy said: “I am thrilled to have not only been asked to attend this celebration, but view it as a tremendous honour to have been asked also to be the host of the event.”

Anybody who is an Equity member and interested in coming along should get in contact with Louise at lgrainger@equity.org.uk

Irish comic set for hectic St Patrick’s Day period 150 150 mhamer

Irish comic set for hectic St Patrick’s Day period

A special guest on tour of world-famous Osmonds 150 150 mhamer

A special guest on tour of world-famous Osmonds

Jimmy Cricket will be teaming up with the world-famous Osmonds for a special Christmas tour later this year

Jimmy Cricket is teaming up with several of the world-famous Osmonds for a special tour of the UK later this year.

The well-known Northern Irishman comedian will be a special guest for the series of shows, called the Andy Williams Christmas Spectacular, throughout the month of December.

The Osmonds are an American family music group with a long and varied history as star performers.

They started their musical careers as children and achieved further success as teen-music idols, going on to produce a hit television show and also perform as solo and group artists.

The Osmonds group first comprised brothers Alan, Wayne, Merril and Jay Osmond. They were later joined by younger siblings Donny – the most famous of all of them – and Jimmy. Their only sister Marie, who rarely sang with her brothers at that time, launched a successful solo career in 1973.

Jimmy said: “The month of December has traditionally meant pantomime time and this tour will be quite a departure for me.

“Nonetheless, it is an exciting prospect and I cannot wait to team up with the Osmonds, who have a global following and reputation.

“Although I love the art form of pantomime and the attraction it holds for children and families, I have thought for some time that there should be an alternative offering out there over the Christmas period.

“This show fits the bill perfectly and the atmosphere at each venue will be so uplifting that those in attendance will definitely leave in the Christmas spirit!”

Tickets for the tour will go on pre-sale from Wednesday morning (March 25), with tickets on general sale from Friday.

Full list of dates and venues for the Andy Williams Christmas Spectacular are as follows:

DECEMBER

TUES 8 – MALVERN Theatres 01684 892277 www.malvern-theatres.co.uk

WED 9 – GUILDFORD G Live 0844 7701 797 www.GLive.co.uk

THURS 10 – WORTHING Assembly Hall 01903 206206 www.worthingtheatres.co.uk

FRI 11 – HARROGATE International Centre 01423 502116 www.harrogatetheatre.co.uk

SAT 12 – CROYDON Fairfield Halls 020 8688 9291 www.fairfield.co.uk

SUN 13 – WATFORD Colosseum 0845 075 3993 www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk

MON 14 – MARGATE Winter Gardens 01843 292795 www.margatewintergardens.co.uk

TUES 15 – EASTBOURNE Congress Theatre 01323 412000 www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

WED 16 – LONDON Indigo2 08448 244824 www.axs.com

THURS 17 – WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall 0870 320 7000 www.wolvescivic.co.uk

FRI 18 – BRADFORD St George’s Hall 01274 432000 www.bradford-theatres.co.uk

SAT 19 – BURNLEY Mechanics Theatre 01282 664400 www.burnleymechanics.co.uk

SUN 20 – NEWCASTLE City Hall 0191 277 8030 www.newcastlecityhall.org

MON 21 – EDINBURGH Queens Theatre 0131 668 2019 www.thequeenshall.net

TUES 22 – CHESTERFIELD Winding Wheel 01246 345222 www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

The tour is promoted by Tony Denton Promotions and  for more information about the show and for links to each individual venue, please go to the Tony Denton Promotions website at www.tdpromo.com