The stage is set for more performances of Jimmy Cricket’s first play.
No more Fiffing and Faffing got a great reception from the audience on its debut last September at the Blackburn Empire Theatre in Lancashire.
Appearing with funnyman Jimmy is Jonathan Young from The Bachelors, and actor Colin Meredith, who has had several notable appearances in ITV’s Coronation Street over the years.
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! 🎭”
Jimmy Cricket’s first play, which got a great reception from the audience on its debut performance, is touring northern England in 2019.
No more Fiffing and Faffing was staged for the first time in September this year at the Blackburn Empire Theatre.
Appearing with funnyman Jimmy was Jonathan Young from The Bachelors, and actor Colin Meredith, who has had several notable appearances in ITV’s Coronation Street over the years.
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 for the review in the recently released Style Magazine, we will be bringing the Comedy Play to 23rd February, 19th May, 18th July, and at the Gladstone Theatre in the 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.
Go here to book tickets for the show in Bury in February
Jimmy Cricket performed one of his sketches with a former Butlins Redcoat colleague during his Bridlington Spa appearance at the weekend.
The famous comedian took his “Great Value For a Tenner” show to the East Yorkshire venue, with his wife and singer May Marion (her stage name) one of the accompanying acts.
Jimmy posted the photos above later on social media, along with the following message: “Big thank you for a wonderful evening with, “Stage Crew”, Gary, Oscar, Steve and Joey alongside Linda and all the, “Front of House Staff”, and my old friend and Red Coat Frankie Whittle popped in to see the show and performed with me on stage in the tennis sketch! “
Jimmy Cricket is taking his “Great Value For a Tenner” comedy show to East Yorkshire on Sunday (26 August).
The famous Northern Irish entertainer will be performing at the Bridlington Spa, a dance hall, theatre and conference centre.
Also performing is Jimmy’s wife, the singer May Marian.
The show starts at 6pm and children can watch it for just £2.50. To book tickets, visit here or ring 01262 678258.
Jimmy Cricket will be talking about his favourite film to a live audience at a festival on the East Yorkshire coast later this year.
The famous entertainer will be taking part in the East Riding Film Festival, which arranges for celebrities, film-makers and those with a deep knowledge of their subject to introduce films of their choosing.
Jimmy, 71, will be talking about The Quiet Man at the Bridlington Spa theatre on Sunday 12 November.
It will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
John Ford’s 1952 classic film starred legendary actors John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, who was an Irish-born American actress and singer. A comedy drama, it won an Oscar for the best cinematography that year. All the support actors were from the famous Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
You can buy a ticket to hear Jimmy talking about the film in November here.