The play will be performed at The Met in Bury (23 February), Chorley Theatre (19 May), the Bridlington Spa (18 July) and the Gladstone Theatre on The Wirral.
Jimmy, 73, posted on social media: “Well getting excited as the scripts are ready for the revisit to the play which will be staged at the #BuryMet on the 23rd February 2019, after its premiere last Sept 2018 at the #BlackburnEmpireTheatre why not come and join us for an afternoon or evening full of Variety nostalgia! 🎭”
The play will now be performed at The Met in Bury (23 February), Chorley Theatre (19 May), the Bridlington Spa (18 July) and the Gladstone Theatre on The Wirral.
No more Fiffing and Faffing was reviewed in the latest edition of the Rochdale-based Style magazine (see image below).
Jimmy tweeted: “My thanks to Ruth and Colin @RochdaleStyle for the review in the recently released Style Magazine, we will be bringing the Comedy Play to @themet 23rd February, @ChorleyTheatre 19th May, @spabrid 18th July, and at the Gladstone Theatre in the #Wirral in 2019!”
The show, co-written by Jimmy, is an hilarious look at the end of an era of British comedy.
It is about comedy double act Joe Fiffen and Jerry Faffen on their last night in showbusiness. As well as looking as some of their classic sketches, they’ll be settling some old scores in the dressing room.
Among the audience was Lady Anne Dodd, widow of famous comedian Sir Ken Dodd who died aged 90 in May this year.
Jimmy tweeted after the show: “A big thank you to my friends , neighbours and supporters for coming to my new play last night at the Blackburn Empire.. A special thanks to Lady Anne Dodd. To see you all there was heart warming.”
He also posted on social media: “My thanks to Jonathan Young and @ColinMeredith52 for tonight’s performance of, “No More Fiffing and Faffing” and to the great reception we got from the audience @ThwaitesEmpire!”
Earlier on the cruise, they visited the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, the resting place for the relics of the apostle St James and the finishing point for a popular pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St James).
And later they went to the National Pantheon (Panteão Nacional) in Lisbon, in which important Portuguese personalities – including Eusébio – are buried. Eusébio da Silva Ferreira is considered by many as one of the greatest footballers of all time.
On their return, Jimmy posted on social media (see photo below): “Back on dry land and my thanks to one of the newer Cruise Companies @CMVoyages for looking after us so well, here with fellow artist onboard Gary with his family!”