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From Muddles to Milton Keynes (slideshow) 150 150 mhamer

From Muddles to Milton Keynes (slideshow)

 

Jimmy Cricket returned to action after his festive pantomime spell with  a show in Milton Keynes.

The well-known entertainer appeared at the Lovat Fields Retirement Village in Milton Keynes, which is part of a national chain run by the Extra Care organisation. Jimmy has appeared at some of their other sites over the years in St Helens, Warrington and Coventry.

This particular visit was organised by Mary Cooper, who is one of the residents at Lovat Fields and is involved in helping to arrange the entertainment programme. A big thanks to Mary for also sending in the slideshow photos of the night.

Jimmy said: “This was my first show after the Christmas pantomime season.

“It came after what is a traditional annual break for me during January, so it was wonderful to return to stand-up after four weeks of being Muddles in Snow White and to entertain at such a hospitable place with a wonderful audience!”

* Click on either of the arrow buttons above to view the slideshow.

‘Elvis’ helps raise money for hospice 150 150 mhamer

‘Elvis’ helps raise money for hospice

DJ Jim Nicholas does a good Elvis Presley impressionA DJ who does a good Elvis Presley impersonation joined Jimmy Cricket for another fundraising event for the Francis House Children’s Hospice in Manchester.

Famous funnyman Jimmy performs at several such shows each year which are organised by his friend, the DJ Jim Nicholas, and the most recent was at the end of September and hosted by St Oswald’s Social Club in Warrington.

May Marion, Jimmy Cricket's wife who is a female vocalistThe Northern Irish-born entertainer was joined on stage by his wife, female vocalist May Marion (left), and the event was compered by DJ Jim (of Cliff’s Disco), who also does a good turn as Elvis (above right)!

The show was a very touching occasion as it was organised by a family who use the Hospice on a regular basis and wanted to give back some of the support they have received over the years.Jimmy Cricket

They promoted the event, selling the majority of the tickets, and it was a big success resulting in a considerable amount of money being raised for this great cause.

Jimmy, seen on the right in action at the fundraising event  wearing his famous wellies, is also pictured below with photographer Ricky Sandtide Matthews who took all the pictures on this page.

Jimmy Cricket with photographer Ricky Sandtide Matthews

Action group hosts laughter show 150 150 mhamer

Action group hosts laughter show

The Jimmy Cricket Laughter Show posterAttention all those in the Bristol area – Jimmy Cricket is appearing at a venue near you!

Stanton Wick Action Group is  presenting the Jimmy Cricket Laughter Show at the Pensford Memorial Hall in Pensford – just south of Bristol – on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December.

All profits raised will go towards the action group. If you wish to read more about their objectives, visit here.

The show not only features the hilarious comedy of Jimmy, but also includes the female vocalist May Marion and Musicians in Black.

Tickets are priced at £15 and available from Jennie Jones on 0791 7618954 or from Pensford Post Office.

Jimmy said: “This will be a great way to mark the start of the festive season. Tickets are selling quickly, so don’t delay and support this event which has been organised by volunteers with the aim of helping the local community!”

Where’s Jimmy in November? 150 150 mhamer

Where’s Jimmy in November?

Jimmy Cricket poster: Great Value for a Tenner

You may have noticed that the events calendar on this website is still not working properly.

The October dates are all there, but not the ones for November even though they were inputted by the web team several weeks ago.

They will appear once November arrives, but we realise that is of no use to those of you wanting to find out where Jimmy is a month or two in advance.

So again please accept our apologies and while we try to identify and correct the fault, here is Jimmy’s schedule in November – as always events are subject to change, of course.

Fri 2                 Billinghurst Community Centre, Billinghurst, West Sussex
Sat 3Roydon Marina Village, Roydon
Sun 4Mill Ryth Holiday Park, Hayling Island
Tue 6The Grand Theatre, Lancaster
Sat 10Hove Church (URC)
Mon 12Red Lion, Stockport
Fri 16Ruskington Methodist Church, Sleaford
Sat 17Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough (private party)
Mon 19Café Salar, Warrington
Fri 23Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe
Mon 26Isis Restaurant, Pendlebury
Wed 28St Mary’s Church, Burnley
Thu 29English Martyrs, Davyhulme
Fri 30Haydock Golf Club
Church doubles up as a social centre 150 150 mhamer

Church doubles up as a social centre

Jimmy with Sister Joy, Tony and Fr Peter from the Blessed Cardinal Newman parish in Latchford, Warrington

Jimmy with Sister Joy, Tony and Fr Peter from the Blessed Cardinal Newman parish in Latchford, Warrington

Jimmy Cricket’s fund-raising autumn tour of Roman Catholic parish centres included a church which doubles up as a social club.

In addition to all his other charity work, the Irish comedian raises money for the Francis House Children’s Hospice with Jim Nicholas – who brings his Cliff’s Disco outfit along as support – alongside Jimmy’s wife May Marion, who adds some vocal sparkles.

The tour featured the Blessed Cardinal Newman parish in Latchford, Warrington. The event took place in the main church, which is also the main social centre when partitions are brought in to close off the altar.

It was hugely successful and more than £2,000 was raised.