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Katie Mulgrew features on BBC Radio 4 Extra 150 150 mhamer

Katie Mulgrew features on BBC Radio 4 Extra

 

 

The best in contemporary comedy. Tom Wrigglesworth chats to Katie Mulgrew on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Jimmy Cricket’s comedian daughter Katie Mulgrew featured on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s The Comedy Club Interviews series recently.

Katie (pictured below right), who has performed three solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, was interviewed by BBC presenter Tom Wrigglesworth.

The interview can be heard here.

Her famous dad posted on Twitter saying it was a “lovely funny interview”.Katie Mulgrew

She won the inaugural 2015 Liverpool Hope play-writing prize with her play Omnibus.

It was staged at the Unity Theatre in June 2017 in a co-production with the Liverpool Royal Court to rave reviews.

Find out more about Katie here.

 

‘Excited’ to see Guys and Dolls in Manchester! 150 150 mhamer

‘Excited’ to see Guys and Dolls in Manchester!

Jimmy Cricket attended Guys and Dolls at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester

Famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket went to see one of his favourite musicals in Manchester recently.

The 72-year-old comedian watched Guys and Dolls at the Royal Exchange Theatre earlier this month.

Guys and Dolls started at the Exchange on 2 December last year and finishes on 3 February.

Jimmy posted on social media channel Twitter that he was “excited” to be at the Royal Exchange to enjoy one of his all-time favourite musicals.

New Year message from Jimmy and Mrs Cricket! 150 150 mhamer

New Year message from Jimmy and Mrs Cricket!

Jimmy and Mrs Cricket

Famous comedian Jimmy Cricket and his wife May, who is a professional singer, have written the following message for all their friends, fans and followers everywhere, including on social media and on the Cricket Times. 

“To everyone whom we have had the great pleasure of your company this year on our website and Twitter and Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, may we wish you all a very happy and healthy and prosperous new 2018 and we are looking forward to sharing our news – ‘as there’s more!’ – and your stories next year!”

From Jimmy and Mrs C and all who help @Wellie Boot Productions.

Christmas show @Square Chapel in Halifax was a ‘wonderful evening’ 150 150 mhamer

Christmas show @Square Chapel in Halifax was a ‘wonderful evening’

Jimmy Cricket posted a thank-you message on Twitter after his Christmas show at the Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax, West YorkshireJimmy Cricket expressed his thanks to all after thoroughly enjoying his Christmas show at the Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

Friday’s event also featured pianist Roger Stevenson, songwriters Cath Binns and Angus MacGregor, festive songs from the Halifax-based Sing for Fun ladies group and Christmas cheer from the local talented performers of the Stage Door Studio Theatre Workshop.

Afterwards, Jimmy posted a message on social media channel Twitter saying it had been a “wonderful evening”.

Jimmy Cricket delighted with Twitter caricature 150 150 mhamer

Jimmy Cricket delighted with Twitter caricature

Caricature of Jimmy CricketJimmy Cricket was both surprised and delighted when a caricature of him was posted on Twitter.

The artist behind the creation is called Blist, aka Andy Cartledge, a cartoonist and illustrator. He is based in South Yorkshire and draws cartoons for the Rotherham Advertiser.

Famous comedian Jimmy, 70, said: “I was really impressed with this illustration of me, which has been created with fine detail in mind.

“Not only does the drawing have me depicted in my trademark attire of dress suit, bowler hat and wellies marked with ‘L’ and ‘R’, but the artist has even included me wearing one glove!” (Jimmy often wears this glove for one of his jokes).

Because the drawing is one of the best cartoons Jimmy has seen of himself, he is now using it as his identifier on social media sites Twitter and Facebook.

Jimmy’s Twitter handle is jimmy__cricket and his Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/jimmycricketfamousirishcomedian/ 

Hello again to Hunstanton! 150 150 mhamer

Hello again to Hunstanton!

Jimmy Cricket is back next month at the venue where he spent the majority of the 2013 summer season.

The famous comedian returns to the Princess Theatre in the seaside resort of Hunstanton in Norfolk on Sunday 3 August.

A photo (below right) was posted on Twitter by the owners of Café Blah Blahh in Hunstanton to coincide with a  promotional push to publicise the show.

Owners of Café Blah Blahh posted a photo publicising Jimmy Cricket's return to Hunstanton

Jimmy was in the West Norfolk resort for most of last summer, as he starred in the Great British Seaside Summer show.

During his time in Hunstanton, Jimmy had a fantastic stay and earned the affection of the local community.

This included him touching base with a number of local businesses, including the Wash Monster boat ride operator; Hunstanton’s sealife centre; the Marine Hotel (where he stayed for the duration of the season) and Café Blah Blahh to name only a few.

Jimmy said: “I can’t wait to return to the Princess Theatre in this idyllic resort and hope to bump into a few familiar faces when I land there again in August.”

Green cake with wellies on it! 150 150 mhamer

Green cake with wellies on it!

Jimmy Cricket was presented with an Irish-themed cake when he returned to perform at the Billingham Forum Theatre near MiddlesbroughJimmy Cricket was presented with an Irish-themed cake when he returned to perform at the Billingham Forum Theatre near Middlesbrough.

The famous Belfast-born entertainer appeared in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the North East theatre over the Christmas and New Year period. Sellout crowds watched the pantomime; in fact, the biggest attendances ever for a panto at the venue.

And as he arrived to perform again at the theatre at the start of April, he was greeted with a green cake with a pair of wellingtons on it – Jimmy is renowned in his acts for wearing wellies on the wrong feet!

The cake was made by Stockton resident Yasmin Calvert whose mum, Janet, went to the stage door of the theatre to hand it to Jimmy.Jimmy Cricket appeared in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the North East theatre over the Christmas and New Year period

Jimmy said: “I was overjoyed on receiving it as it’s one of the best that anyone has made for me. I was particularly impressed with the detail of the decoration and amazed at how it was produced all in green!

“A big thank you to Yasmin for the efforts she went to in making this culinary delight for me.”

His comedy show was a triumph as almost 400 people came to see Jimmy on his return.

He invited the Heritage Dance School to perform a  few numbers during the show and added: “I was  very pleased with their efforts as they slotted in really nicely.”