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Ready for return to Club Tropicana in Skegness 150 150 mhamer

Ready for return to Club Tropicana in Skegness

Jimmy Cricket will be performing again at the Club Tropicana in Skegness in JulyJimmy Cricket’s show at the Club Tropicana in Skegness is less than a week away.

The popular entertainer is back at the 2,000-seater venue on the Lincolnshire coast on Friday (26 July).

The club, which is based on the Golden Palm Resort Holiday Park, hosts a variety of acts including live bands, singers, dancers and comedians.

For more details on Jimmy’s latest show there, ring the box office hotline on 01754 874444 (option one).

Summer return to Club Tropicana in Skegness 150 150 mhamer

Summer return to Club Tropicana in Skegness

Jimmy Cricket will be performing again at the Club Tropicana in Skegness in July

Jimmy Cricket is returning to do another show at the Club Tropicana in Skegness this summer.

The popular entertainer is back at the 2,000-seater venue on the Lincolnshire coast on Friday (26 July). 

The club, which is based on the Golden Palm Resort Holiday Park, hosts a variety of acts including live bands, singers, dancers and comedians.

For more details on Jimmy’s latest show there, ring the box office hotline on 01754 874444 (option one).

Skegness awaits return of ‘superstar TV comedian’ 150 150 mhamer

Skegness awaits return of ‘superstar TV comedian’

The Club Tropicana Friday 26 July, the very welcome return of the very funny TV star Jimmy Cricket, with full supporting show

Jimmy Cricket is back at a top entertainment venue in Lincolnshire in the summer.

The famous Northern Irish comedian, 71, has performed at the Club Tropicana in Skegness previously and returns for a show there on Friday 26 July (8pm start).

Club Tropicana’s website describes itself  as the “East Coast’s finest ‘live’ entertainment venue”.

In anticipation of Jimmy’s latest show at the club in Chapel St Leonards, it talks about “the very welcome return of the superstar TV comedian Jimmy Cricket, with full supporting show from the brilliant Kaiser Monkey Killers and Starlite 19”.

Members get in free, while non-members pay on the door. Table reservations are recommended and tables are served until 8pm. To book a table, call 01754 874444 (option 2).

Find out more details here.

‘Great night’ at the Club Tropicana in Skegness 150 150 mhamer

‘Great night’ at the Club Tropicana in Skegness

Jimmy Cricket posted on Twitter: "Great night at the, “New Tropicana”, Skegness with Ents Manager Chris Merry, Singer and Compère Helen Louise Farrell with Adam and Ben on sound and lighting, alongside the Ents team, and my friend Anthony popped in for a visit"

Jimmy Cricket returned to the Club Tropicana in Skegness – and described it as a “great night”.

The famous Northern Irish entertainer, billed by the club’s website in the build-up to his performance as “top comedian” and “star of TV”, appeared at the Lincolnshire venue on Saturday (28 July).

He had also done a show last September at the 2,000-seater club, which hosts a variety of acts including live bands, singers, dancers and comedians.

Jimmy posted on Twitter the photos above and the following message: “Great night at the, “New Tropicana”, Skegness with Ents Manager Chris Merry, Singer and Compère Helen Louise Farrell with Adam and Ben on sound and lighting, alongside the Ents team, and my friend Anthony popped in for a visit ?

Live show at the Club Tropicana in Skegness 150 150 mhamer

Live show at the Club Tropicana in Skegness

Jimmy Cricket with compere Simon PhillipsJimmy Cricket  took one of his recent live shows to a place that has been described as the “East Coast’s finest live entertainment venue”.

The famous Northern Irish comedian, 71, performed at the Club Tropicana in Skegness, Lincolnshire.

And he is pictured here with the compere for the night, Simon Phillips.

 

Skegness reunion for Jimmy, Theo & Wendy 150 150 mhamer

Skegness reunion for Jimmy, Theo & Wendy

Jimmy with Theo the Mouse and Wendy

Jimmy Cricket met up again with TV characters Wendy Abrahams and Theo The Mouse when they all featured in a summer season spectacle at the beginning of August at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness, Lincolnshire.

The show was part of a series of summer performances at the theatre, which also featured Anita Harris, Stu Francis and The Bachelors (see poster below).

Sunday night Startime at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness starred Jimmy Cricket, Anita Harris, The Bachelors, Theo The Mouse and Wendy

The Embassy Theatre line-up was produced by the theatre impresario Mark Andrews.

Although well-known entertainer Jimmy only headlined the first production, all three evenings featured Wendy, who features in CITV’s Sooty Show, and Theo The Mouse, a children’s character created by Wink Taylor. 

Wendy’s partner, Wink, helps out with Theo The Mouse and is also heavily involved with the latest television version of Sooty, which is broadcast on weekend mornings on ITV1.

Northern Irish comedian Jimmy also met Theo and Wendy when he appeared at St David’s Hall in Cardiff, South Wales, towards the backend of last year.

The Facebook page for Theo The Mouse can be found here.

Another Redcoats reunion for Jimmy 150 150 mhamer

Another Redcoats reunion for Jimmy

Jimmy with some other former Butlins Redcoats

Jimmy Cricket had his latest Butlins Redcoat reunion when he was appearing at a Pontins holiday village earlier this summer.

Jimmy Cricket with Paul Ogden, another former Butlins Redcoat

The well-known comedian worked as a Redcoat at the Butlins sites in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, and Mosney near Dublin in Ireland during the late 1960s before becoming a household name on television.

He has met up with some of his old colleagues during the decades since then and this was actually the second time he had encountered this particular group of fellow former Redcoats – he also bumped into them the last time he was at Sand Bay Holiday Park in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, a couple of years ago!

The photos are courtesy of Paul Ogden, with whom Jimmy can be seen right.

Above, Jimmy has actually managed to borrow a red coat from one of the group and is pictured alongside them all sharing some comedy banter.

Redcoat is the name given to front-line staff at Butlins holiday camps in the UK. A Redcoat has duties ranging from adult entertainer or children’s entertainer to stewarding. Read more about them here.