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Cast thank audience for watching 150 150 mhamer

Cast thank audience for watching

Jimmy Cricket with John CrippsThe cast in Jimmy Cricket’s summer show gathered in the theatre foyer after every production… to thank the audience for coming.

Well-known entertainer Jimmy was in Hunstanton for the Great British Seaside Special at the Princess Theatre for a month from early August.

He said: “We congregated after each show to thank the audience for coming it as they left the theatre.

“It was a nice touch, which I enjoyed participating in – and also I could sell my DVDs at the same time!”

Photos on this page have been posted on Facebook of Jimmy in the theatre foyer with members of the audience after one of the shows.

Above, Jimmy is with John Cripps and, below, he is pictured with Julie Lathangue.

Jimmy Cricket with Julie Lathangue

Big Beat duo see Jimmy’s show 150 150 mhamer

Big Beat duo see Jimmy’s show

Jimmy Cricket with musician Ian Larkin, Ian’s wife Michelle (the show’s stage manager) and members of the company from the summer show

Jimmy with musician Ian Larkin, Ian’s wife Michelle (the show’s stage manager) and members of the company from the summer show

Representatives from a local entertainment agency were among the audience at one of Jimmy Cricket’s summer season shows.

Jimmy Cricket with Ian Larkin

Jimmy with Ian Larkin

Jimmy was in Hunstanton for the Great British Seaside Special at the Princess Theatre for a month from early August.

Tim and Janine Elliot from the Norfolk-based Big Beat popped over to the Princess Theatre to see Jimmy and co in action and they both thoroughly enjoyed the show.

Afterwards they bumped into Jimmy in the theatre bar, plus talented musician Ian Larkin, who was also on the summer show, and other members of the company.

Jimmy said: “I was thrilled to see other professionals from the industry drop by to see the show and to support one of their local theatres. I certainly hope to cross paths with Tim and Janine again in the future.”

Merlin’s Magic Wand birthday party 150 150 mhamer

Merlin’s Magic Wand birthday party

Jimmy Cricket and the rest of the cast from the Great British Seaside Special

Jimmy Cricket joined disabled and disadvantaged children for a special birthday at the Sea Life Sanctuary in Hunstanton.

The famous Northern Irish entertainer and the rest of the cast of his summer show at the Norfolk seaside resort took part in Merlin’s Magic Wand’s fifth birthday celebrations.

Merlin’s Magic Wand is a worldwide charity whose aim is to provide magical experiences to ill, disabled or disadvantaged children – read more about it here.

The cast are pictured above with some of the staff from the Sea Life Centre, who helped to organise the fund-raising event.

The trip was at the start of the last week of the season and Jimmy’s summer show, the Great British Seaside Special, had been staged throughout the month of August and into the first week of September at the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton.

Before they tucked into their party lunch, Jimmy, talented musician Ian Larkin and the dancers from the show entertained the young guests.

Jimmy told the Lynn News: “It is an absolute pleasure to bring a little bit of laughter to the party.”

Sanctuary manager Angela said: “I’m so pleased that everything has come together to make such a brilliant party for the children and I can’t thank Jimmy enough for bringing so much joy to the Sea Life Centre today.”

Tribute to the late, great Norman Collier 150 150 mhamer

Tribute to the late, great Norman Collier

Poster advertising the tribute show to the late comedian Norman CollierJimmy Cricket is among a host of comedy greats paying tribute to the legendary Norman Collier on Monday night (16 September).

The show, An Evening of Comedy & Laughter to celebrate the life of Norman Collier, takes place at the New Theatre, Kingston Square, in Hull.

The comedian, who died in March this year aged 87, was born and bred in Hull and for most of his life lived in the nearby town of Brough.

He achieved popularity following television appearances in the 1970s. He was best known for his ‘faulty microphone’ routine and for his chicken impressions. Read more about him here.

This memorial event has been put together by John Ainslie, Norman’s son-in-law, and the line-up of entertainers taking part in the show includes comedians Tom O’Connor and Johnnie Casson, comic duo Little and Large, and ventriloquist Roger De Courcey with Nookie Bear.

Jimmy said: “Such a line-up is a really fitting tribute to Norman Collier, who was one of the nation’s finest comedians and who especially had a great talent for visual comedy.”

Enjoy some nostalgia and watch Jimmy and Norman performing a chicken sketch together.

On board the Wash Monster 150 150 mhamer

On board the Wash Monster

Jimmy Cricket at the bow of the Wash Monster with all the children who had gone on the same voyage

Jimmy Cricket at the bow of the Wash Monster with all the children who had gone on the same voyage

Famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket was invited to take a sailing trip on the legendary Wash Monster during his summer season in the Norfolk resort of Hunstanton.

The Wash Monster is an amphibious vessel used for sea trips around the wash off the town’s coastline.

These journeys are operated by local businessmen William Searle and his company Searles Sea Tours.

The vessel was built by the US armed forces for their campaign in Vietnam in the 1970s and was bought by William Searle because it is ideal for the coastal terrain along the Hunstanton coastline.

When the tide is out, there are whole swathes of beach to be negotiated before a boat can get afloat, so such a vessel that is comfortable on land and sea is ideal to use as a cruise liner at this seaside resort.

Jimmy was invited to join the Wash Monster on one of its voyages while he was in the resort for his summer season.

He said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. A big thanks to William himself for arranging this trip for me and the family – and for continuing to plug my show throughout the voyage!”

Jimmy was in Hunstanton for the Great British Seaside Special at the Princess Theatre for a month from early August.

Mayor watches summer show twice! 150 150 mhamer

Mayor watches summer show twice!

Jimmy Cricket with Cllr Elaine Clutton, the Mayor of HunstantonThe Mayor of Hunstanton liked the summer variety show starring famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket so much she went to watch it twice!

Cllr Elaine Clutton is pictured with the Irish comedian above outside the main entrance to the Norfolk town’s Princess Theatre which has hosted Jimmy’s summer show throughout the month of August.

Jimmy said: “I recently learnt that the mayor had not only come to see the show, but she liked it so much she came for a second time a couple of weeks later!

“I was thrilled to hear this as the mayor was not just showing great support for the summer show, but also for the theatre as an important local attraction for this Norfolk seaside resort.”

The show, which is called the Great British Seaside Special, opened on 5 August and finishes on Wednesday.

It has been produced by theatre manager Brian Hallard, who was instrumental in the reopening of the theatre last year.

The Great British Seaside Special 150 150 mhamer

The Great British Seaside Special

Jimmy Cricket’s summer season in the idyllic Norfolk seaside resort of Hunstanton gets under way on Monday (5 August).

The show is called the Great British Seaside Special and takes place at the Princess Theatre in the coastal town.

Jimmy Cricket is starring in The Great British Seaside Special

It will be on every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from the first week of August through to 4 September. There is a mix of 7.30pm performances and 2.30pm matinee shows.

Jimmy said: “I’m really excited as the Princess Theatre is currently going through a major revival in its fortunes.”

It will also feature the multi-instrumentalist Ian Larkham, the balloon-modelling skills of Bob Wooding and the Seaside Special company of talented singers and dancers. The show will be directed and choreographed by Ian’s wife, Michelle.

The show is produced by theatre manager Brian Hallard, who was instrumental in the reopening of the theatre last year.

Tickets are priced between £11.50 to £13.50, with children able to grab a seat for £7.50 and senior citizens from £11.50 to £12.50. Visit the theatre’s online box office here or  telephone on 01485 532252.