Jimmy Cricket enjoyed his latest show at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight at the weekend – and clearly others did too.
The popular Northern Irish comedian, 73, has performed several times in the past at the Greendale Road venue on The Wirral, the latest being on Sunday 14 April.
He posted on social media afterwards: “Lovely afternoon at the #GladstoneTheatre with #ChrisBooth and the Chriska Stage School, and my thanks also to Jordan the manager and all the volunteers, with Steve today on sound and Dan on lighting, followed by a meal locally with our very good friends Bill and #SueLees🎭.”
One person who saw the show said: “What a great afternoon it was! Fantastic entertainment and good clean fun!😊👍🏻.”
Another commented: “Well done Jimmy.”
Chris Booth, Director and Choreographer, described it as a “great show” and added: “Pleasure to work with you again Jimmy!!”
Jimmy Cricket headlined another “sparkling night of fundraising” in aid of a children’s hospice.
The eighth edition of Stars come out for Francis House show took place at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre on Tuesday 9 April.
Appearing on stage along with popular comedian Jimmy were 60s rock band NewAmen Corner, multi-talented musician and singer Andy Eastwood and Peter Sarsfield’s tribute to Frankie Valli.
The event raised funds for the Francis House Children’s Hospice in south Manchester and was compèred by long-standing hospice supporter and entertainer Jim Nicholas.
Jimmy said on social media afterwards: “Another great Variety Show @OldhamColiseum took place tonight raising funds for @FrancisHouseCH organised by Jim Nicholas for the eighth year, for the charity’s much-needed funds! ”
Francis House posted: “Thanks Jimmy, Jim and all the acts and audience for another sparkling night of fundraising!”
Jimmy’s play, No more Fiffing and Faffing, had its debut last September at the Blackburn Empire Theatre and he will be back at the Chorley Little Theatre on 19 May to perform it there as part of a North of England tour.
All-round entertainer Jimmy, who wrote the play, also appears in it, along with Jonathan Young from The Bachelors, and actor Colin Meredith, who has made several appearances in ITV’s Coronation Streetover the years.
Looking ahead to Saturday’s event, he posted on social media: “Hi everyone excited to be part of “What’s Your story Chorley” festival at 11am on Sat 30th March @ChorleyTheatre when I will talk about the books and Comedy Play I’ve written followed by my pal @Philwalkercomic who has a great children’s book out at the moment currently on sale.”
A fan of Jimmy Cricket saw a life-time ambition fulfilled when she met the famous comedian in person.
The Northern Irish entertainer was performing at the Comedy Lounge in Hull, East Yorkshire, on Friday (15 March).
Afterwards, @karenlouise80, who is a Fan’s Liaison Officer at rugby league Super League club Hull KR, posted on Twitter: “@jimmy__cricket well a childhood dream of mine came true tonight,meeting the legend that is jimmy cricket ”
Jimmy retweeted Karen’s comment and posted: “What an electric atmosphere tonight, pictured here with the owners Paul and Bev @LoungeComedy in Hull my thanks also goes to comic/compère @dominicwoodward “
Northern Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket celebrated St Patrick’s Day in style.
The popular entertainer performed one of his Great Value for a Tenner comedy shows at the Royal Court Theatrein Bacup, Lancashire, on Sunday.
Afterwards, he posted on social media: “It was a lovely, “St Patrick’s Day”, celebration today @BRCTheatreGroup my thanks to Leigh and all the volunteers with Alex on sound and Nick on lights and Guy the stage manager alongside Dansworks Dance Academy and Mrs C. singing a few Irish songs! ”
The Royal Court Theatre was the venue nine years ago for the recording of his first DVD, Jimmy Cricket Live – Pull Your Seats Forward. It can only be bought via the Go Shopping page on this website or at one of Jimmy’s live shows.
St Patrick’s Day, also known as the Feast of St Patrick, is a religious and cultural celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of St Patrick, the foremost patron saint of Ireland.
Jimmy Cricket helped to bring back the good old days of variety recently.
The popular Northern Irish comedian guest starred at Dudley Town Hall in the West Midlands on Tuesday (12 March) and at Mansfield Palace Theatre in Nottingham the following day.
Mark Andrews Music Hall was the production company behind the two The Good Old Days of Variety shows.
Jimmy told his thousands of social media fans after the first performance (photo above): “A wonderful full house afternoon @DudleyBorough Halls with Mark Andrews Productions. Paul was on keyboards and Graham was on drums alongside the fabulous harmonica instrumentalist Johnny Stafford and with the great voice of Linda Watts! ”
And he posted after the second show (photo below): “Another fantastic afternoon at the Palace Theatre Mansfield for Mark Andrews Productions starring Mark, with Paul on keyboards and Graham on drums with the Houghton Weavers, (Tony, Jimmy, Dave, Steve), alongside @AndyEastwoodUK”
Famous funnyman Jimmy Cricket is performing again at the Lancashire theatre where he recorded his DVD.
Jimmy Cricket Live – Pull Your Seats Forward was created by the popular comedian’s family company, Wellie Boot Productions, in 2010 at the Royal Court Theatrein Bacup, Lancashire, near Jimmy’s adopted home of Rochdale in Greater Manchester.
And the Northern Irish entertainer returns to the venue on Sunday – St Patrick’s Day – for one of his Great Value for a Tenner comedy shows.
Belfast-born Jimmy produced the DVD in response to the overwhelming public clamour that suggested there was a real demand for a recording of his stand-up entertainment.
The DVD is an hour and 10 minutes long and includes Jimmy’s favourite routines, a phone call and letter from his mammy, his famous Leaving Home poem, his sentimental ballad called I’m Dreaming of a Far off Land and 20 minutes of extras.
Around 8,000 copies of the DVD have been sold, which is particularly impressive as it is not available in retail outlets; it can only be bought via the Go Shopping page on this website or at one of his live shows.
Jimmy posted on social media this week: “Looking forward to my return to the Theatre were I recorded my DVD nine years ago @BRCTheatreGroup for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations this coming Sunday with Dansworks Dance Academy and a few Irish songs from Mrs C. ”
Jimmy Cricket is back at a top entertainment venue in Lincolnshire in the summer.
The famous Northern Irish comedian, 71, has performed at the Club Tropicana in Skegness previously and returns for a show there on Friday 26 July (8pm start).
Club Tropicana’s website describes itself as the “East Coast’s finest ‘live’ entertainment venue”.
In anticipation of Jimmy’s latest show at the club in Chapel St Leonards, it talks about “the very welcome return of the superstar TV comedian Jimmy Cricket, with full supporting show from the brilliant Kaiser Monkey Killers and Starlite 19”.
Members get in free, while non-members pay on the door. Table reservations are recommended and tables are served until 8pm. To book a table, call 01754 874444 (option 2).