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Comedy play moves to the North East 150 150 mhamer

Comedy play moves to the North East

Event Photos 67 @eventphotos67 · 14h Great to photograph Jimmy Cricket again at the Stockport Plaza for his play " No More Fiffing & Faffing " .

Jimmy Cricket’s comedy play was back on the road at the weekend. No More Fiffing and Faffing was staged at the Stockport Plaza in Greater Manchester.

Jimmy posted the photo below on social media afterwards.

He said: “Our thanks to everyone who came to see the play @StockportPlaza1.

“And to Ted the Manager with his technical team, Rosie and Ben and Jake and all the volunteers alongside, David from @DavidHullPromo and @andrealNtheatre and Manager Ruth from @Grand_Theatre and @GerryMolumby.”

@eventphotos67 posted the pictures above and said: “Great to photograph Jimmy Cricket again at the Stockport Plaza for his play “No More Fiffing & Faffing”.

The play had a highly successful debut in September 2018 at the Blackburn Empire Theatre.

As a result, Jimmy has taken No More Fiffing and Faffing on a tour around the north of England.

Other venues so far include The Met in Bury and the Chorley Little Theatre in Lancashire.

Veteran comedian Jimmy wrote the play and also stars in it.

The other performers are Jonathan Young (The Bachelors) and actor Colin Meredith, who has appeared in Coronation Street.

Middlesbrough Theatre is next to host No More Fiffing and Faffing on Thursday (23 January).

Visit the theatre’s website here for more details.

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.

Our thanks to everyone who came to see the play @StockportPlaza1 and to Ted the Manager with his technical team, Rosie and Ben and Jake and all the volunteers alongside, David from @DavidHullPromo and @andrealNtheatre and Manager Ruth from @Grand_Theatre and @GerryMolumby

Stockport next for No More Fiffing and Faffing 150 150 mhamer

Stockport next for No More Fiffing and Faffing

No More Fiffing and Faffing will be staged at the Plaza in Stockport

Stockport’s Plaza Theatre is the next port of call for Jimmy Cricket’s touring comedy play.

No More Fiffing and Faffing will be performed at the “iconic” venue on Sunday (19 January, 2.30pm start).

It had a highly successful debut in September 2018 at the Blackburn Empire Theatre.

As a result, Jimmy has taken No More Fiffing and Faffing on a tour around the north of England.

Its most recent showing was in Port Sunlight last October.

Other venues so far include The Met in Bury and the Chorley Little Theatre in Lancashire.

Veteran comedian Jimmy wrote the play and also stars in it. Also performing are Jonathan Young (The Bachelors) and actor Colin Meredith, who has appeared in Coronation Street.

Jimmy and Jonathan have been helping to promote the show in Stockport at the weekend

 

Jimmy and Jonathan have been helping to promote the show in Stockport at the weekend with a video clip posted on social media.

The Totally Stockport website has also publicised the event.

It said: “Cricket is coming to the Plaza in Stockport on Sunday 19th January for a 2.30pm performance.

‘Really thrilled’

“It will be Jimmy Cricket and without the R & L Wellies – the comedian who will be headlining in his comedy play, ‘No More Fiffing and Faffing.’

“Jimmy Cricket is one of the UK’s most loved Irish comedians, having made a host of television and radio appearances throughout the last five decades.

“Once an adoptive local member of the community, Jimmy moved to Stockport in the early 70s and lived in Heaton Moor.”

Jimmy, 74, said: “It’s great to be visiting once again the town of Stockport, and appearing at such a great theatre as the iconic Plaza.

“For this visit I am really thrilled the price of a ticket has been kept to a really affordable level.

“This is because I know how expensive it is to take a family out anywhere these days, as, ‘No More Fiffing and Faffing’, is a family show!”

Tickets can be purchased from the Plaza theatre Box Office on: 0161 477 7779 or online at the theatre’s website.

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.

Great evening in Cheadle raising funds for hospice 150 150 mhamer

Great evening in Cheadle raising funds for hospice

Jimmy Cricket recently did a charity show in Cheadle, a village in the Greater Manchester borough of Stockport.

The Rochdale-based comedian performed at Christ Church on Finney Lane in Heald Green.

And afterwards, Jimmy posted on social media channel Twitter: “Great evening with Fr Paul and Jim and Denise Nicholas and friends at Christ Church Cheadle raising funds for the local Hospice!”

Banjo duo, dancers and the three-tenner sketch at Stockport’s The Plaza 150 150 mhamer

Banjo duo, dancers and the three-tenner sketch at Stockport’s The Plaza

Stockport's Plaza Theatre

Jimmy Cricket returned to The Plaza variety theatre in Stockport at the weekend to do his fourth show there.

Other acts included Shep’s Banjo Duo and dancers from the Stockport-based Debut Arts academy.

The famous comedian, 72, had last performed there in January 2016 and was clearly delighted to be back.

Afterwards he tweeted: “Wonderful Sunday afternoon performing alongside Howard and Steve, Shep’s Banjo Duo, Debut Arts Academy, with Ted Doan Manager and actor who took the lead in the, “The 3 Tenner Sketch”, my thanks goes to Stage, Sound and Lighting, Lawerence, Ben and Pam.”

Book now to see Jimmy in action 150 150 mhamer

Book now to see Jimmy in action

Jimmy Cricket's shows in the first part of 2015

The first venue that famous comedian Jimmy Cricket will be visiting for his 2015 shows around the UK is the Plaza Theatre in Stockport on Sunday (25 January).

With the show scheduled for a 3pm start, there is the chance to have Sunday lunch with all the family, then go along to see him and laugh away the calories! Tickets are priced at £10 (£5 for under 16s).

Jimmy embarks on a tour of Northern Ireland with the You Must Be Joking show next week.

When the veteran entertainer visits the charming Lamproom Theatre in South Yorkshire during February, he will feature in a format that will afford the audience an opportunity to ask him a question, as he brings his Audience with show to the Barnsley region.

Jimmy’s trip to the Victoria Theatre in Halifax on 25 March will be part of a Music Hall show that his good friend, Neil Hurst, is organising.

And he is also looking forward to visiting Bexhill-on-Sea, where the team behind the Bexhill Festival of Music are organising the show he will headline in April.

All the other venues on the list shown above right will also present Jimmy’s Value for a Tenner show.

So if you live in one of the regions Jimmy will be visiting during the first half of 2015, do go along and see him in action.

Back in Stockport with Sunday afternoon show 150 150 mhamer

Back in Stockport with Sunday afternoon show

Jimmy CricketEver-popular comedian Jimmy Cricket returns to Stockport’s Plaza Theatre later this month with a show designed for all the family – it starts just after Sunday lunch!

Veteran entertainer Jimmy will bring his Value for a Tenner show to the Greater Manchester town on 25 January with the performance due to start at 3pm.

All adults tickets are just £10, with under 16s priced at £5 (as long as they are accompanied by an adult).

Jimmy said: “I always enjoy visiting the beautiful Plaza Theatre in Stockport – it is without doubt one of the most stunning and atmospheric auditoriums in the country.

“I hope for my visit this time that 3pm on a Sunday afternoon will allow for the shopping to be completed the day before and for the family to all come after their lunchtime get-together. This will mean a chance to laugh off the calories for what will be a lot less than your typical family trip to the cinema.

“After all, there is no better experience than live theatre, so come along and support your local one in Stockport.”

This is a special year for Jimmy as in October he will turn 70 and plans to celebrate the big occasion include a charity fun run near to where he lives in his adopted hometown of Rochdale.

A Christmas & New Year message from Jimmy 150 150 mhamer

A Christmas & New Year message from Jimmy

Here is a Christmas and New Year message from your favourite entertainer Jimmy Cricket:

Jimmy Cricket's Christmas card features the Only Fools and Horses’ sketch staring regular cast members David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, plus special Comic Relief guest David BeckhamDear all,

I write this from my dressing room at the Charter Theatre in Preston where I am currently appearing in a pantomime production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. We have had some great audiences in Preston and the show has been great fun to do! (There is still time to come along as the show continues until the 3rd of January).

Another year has gone by and, after spending some time over Christmas with my family, I will start to look forward to what 2015 will bring.

This will be a special year for me as in October I will turn 70! Already there are plans in place on how this milestone will be marked and one of the exciting events will be a special fun run to be arranged at a location within my adopted home town of Rochdale.

There are already several interesting touring commitments lined up for 2015. In the early part of the year I will feature in a comedy show called You Must Be Joking, which has several tour dates around Northern Ireland in late January and early February.

I am also teaming up with the male vocalist Michael George for a couple of theatre dates in May and I make a welcome return during 2015 to the Warner Leisure Hotels circuit for the first time in several years.

Of course, I will also be touring my own stand-up show throughout the year and venues already lined up for 2015 include: Stockport, Preston, Barnsley, East Kilbride, Horsham, Nelson and Soham.

Over the last few weeks I have just finished recording a new comedy music CD called Jimmy Cricket – Light and Shade and this will be available to purchase early in the New Year.

Finally, it only remains for me to wish all readers a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a great start to the New Year!

Jimmy Cricket (17 December 2014)