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Seaside special promoted in brochure 150 150 mhamer

Seaside special promoted in brochure

Jimmy Cricket has a cuppa with the Princess Theatre mascot

Famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket has a cuppa with the Princess Theatre’s mascot

The forthcoming spectacular being headlined by famous funnyman Jimmy Cricket  features in the West Norfolk summer attractions brochure.

The summer special being headlined by famous funnyman Jimmy Cricket  features in the West Norfolk summer attractions brochure

Irish entertainer Jimmy is appearing from 5 August to 4 September at the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton.

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

The show, the Great British Seaside Special, 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. Brian is really thrilled the relaunch of this important Hunstanton attraction got off to such a great start during 2012 and he is looking forward to a successful summer season during 2013.

Irish entertainer Jimmy is appearing from 5 August to 4 September at the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton

Jimmy added: “When I first met Brian a few weeks ago for the press launch of the show, I was immediately impressed by his commitment.

“His enthusiasm was infectious and I’m really looking forward to the summer season at the Princess.”

The show is scheduled for every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Ticket prices range from £11.50 to £13.50, with children £7.50 and senior citizens £11.50 to £12.50. They can be booked online at www.princesshunstanton.co.uk or via the box office on 01485 532252.

Inside the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton

Inside the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton, which is hosting the summer special

Summer show – and there’s more! 150 150 mhamer

Summer show – and there’s more!

Jimmy Cricket at the relaunch of the tourist centre in Hunstanton

Jimmy Cricket at the relaunch of the tourist information centre in Hunstanton

Jimmy Cricket was asked to do a little bit extra when he launched his summer season plans for the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton.

The well-known Irish comedian also relaunched the seaside resort’s newly refurbished Tourist Information Centre with the local mayor.

This local tourism facility has been renovated at a cost of £100,000 and is part of a continued renaissance of Hunstanton. The revival in the resort’s fortunes has seen the theatre reopened and under new management.

Photos are courtesy of Elaine Bird and Archant Norfolk photography.

Jimmy Cricket at the relaunch of the tourist centre in Hunstanton

A summer season in idyllic resort 150 150 mhamer

A summer season in idyllic resort

Jimmy Cricket is appearing in the Great British Seaside Special in HunstantonFamous entertainer Jimmy Cricket has launched his summer season plans which will see him headline a traditional end-of-pier show at the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton, a seaside town in Norfolk.

The show is scheduled for throughout August and into the first week of September.

Jimmy Cricket is appearing in the Great British Seaside Special in Hunstanton

Jimmy said: “Hunstanton is an idyllic resort on the stunning Norfolk coastline and the town is successfully reviving the fortunes of its theatre.

“This is because it only reopened a year ago and this will  only be the second summer season the new theatre management have arranged.

“But the profile of the theatre is increasing and the town is getting behind it. This means the summer of 2013 for the Princess Theatre should be a cracker!”

The show is called the Great British Seaside Special and above right is Jimmy with a life-size image of him for one of the front pillars outside its main entrance. And he is pictured top with dancers from the show, trying on his legendary wellies for size! These two photos are courtesy of Ian Larkin, who is also a talented musician and will feature in the summer show.

Below, Jimmy can be seen at the sign marking the entrance to the resort. This image is courtesy of Archant Norfolk photography.

The show will be scheduled each week for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and, as well as evening performances, there will also be family-friendly matinee shows.

Jimmy Cricket is appearing in the Great British Seaside Special in Hunstanton

Radio DJ’s photo from the past 150 150 mhamer

Radio DJ’s photo from the past

Jimmy with 10-year-old David at the Lord's Taverners cricket match in the 80s

Jimmy with 10-year-old David at the Lord's Taverners cricket match in the 80s

Jimmy was taken on another nostalgic journey following a radio interview this week.

The Irish funnyman had been speaking to radio presenter David Gordon on the Belfast-based Citybeat about Saturday’s (3 March) funeral of Frank Carson.

After the interview David said that when he was 10 years old he had seen Jimmy in Torquay and had photographic evidence – see above.

David said he went to see Jimmy in a show at the Princess Theatre in Torquay where he was performing along with the late singer Lena Zavaroni.

In an email David said of the photograph: “I think the event was a Lord’s Taverners cricket match in Torquay in summer 1986.”