‘Yorkshire people are so warm and friendly’
Jimmy Cricket clearly put on a memorable performance when he headlined an old-style Music Hall show at the world-famous City Varieties theatre in Leeds.
An article (right) in the Dewsbury Press newspaper said the 70-year-old entertainer played to a full house and got a standing ovation.
Jimmy is quoted as saying: “I love playing here as Yorkshire people are so warm and friendly.”
Each year the City Varieties recreates a version of Music Hall, an incredibly popular format for theatre during Victorian Britain.
The venue in Leeds is synonymous with Music Hall as not only was it built to stage these shows, but it was also the location where the very popular and much-loved BBC light entertainment show called The Good Old Days was filmed during the 1970s and 1980s.
The show – Jimmy appeared in the original in the 80s – retains its eternal popularity as the reruns of it on BBC4 on Friday evenings attract significant viewing figures.