Famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket helped raise funds for a church in Lancaster earlier this month.
The Northern Irish comedian performed at Bentham Town Hall in the Lancashire city on Saturday 10 November in aid of St Boniface Roman Catholic Church.
Also on the show was Jimmy’s wife May Marion and their good friend Jonathan Young from The Bachelors.
The church’s website said the event was a sellout and “a very enjoyable evening”.
Jimmy tweeted the photos above and added: “Had a wonderful night at Bentham Town Hall pictured here with organisers Brian and Mavis Mason with fellow act Jonathan Young alongside Fr Frank for St Boniface Parish Funds!”
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 @bridspa 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 has been recalling when he and his wife May came across a distinctive Northern Irish pub which is themed on a legendary film.
The famous entertainer made the recollection in a recent monthly column in the Preston-based Lancashire Evening Post.
He and Mrs Cricket noticed the pub, which has a thatched roof, while he was working at the nearby Strule Arts Centre theatre in Omagh.
The Sean Ogs pub is themed like the one in John Ford’s 1952 classic film The Quiet Man starring legendary actor John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, who was an Irish-born American actress and singer.
A black and white photograph on the wall of the pub shows the cast of the 1952 movie, as Jimmy, 71, discovered it was the setting for much of the action. The film, a comedy drama, won an Oscar for the best cinematography that year.
All the support actors were from the famous Abbey Theatre in Dublin. It is also known as the National Theatre of Ireland and first opened its doors to the public on 27 December 1904.
Jimmy Cricket and his wife May recently came across a pub with a thatched roof while working at the nearby Strule Arts Centre theatre in Omagh.
Sean Og’s pub is themed like the one in John Ford’s 1952 classic film The Quiet Man starring legendary actor John Wayne and the wonderful Maureen O’Hara, who was an Irish-born American actress and singer.
Famous Northern Irish entertainer Jimmy, 71, described Sean Og’s pub as a “little gem”.
Jimmy Cricket has recently been over to the Emerald Isle where he had a wonderful visit to what he describes as “one of the nicest theatres in Ireland”.
The An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny hosted Jimmy and his stand-up comedy show where all seats are a tenner. As this Donegal town is located just across the border from Northern Ireland and the city of Derry, the tickets were not priced at £10 but 10 euros!
Joining Jimmy on stage for the second time in six months was his special guest for the night, Letterkenny-based comedian Andy McGranaghan (both are pictured right).
A great crowd turned up to see Andy, Jimmy and his wife May Marion, who provided some musical interludes during the show.
Some of Jimmy’s relatives were among those present as his second cousins have always lived in Donegal and whenever he visits they try to see him for a catch-up.
After the show Jimmy stayed overnight in the beautiful coastal town of Buncrana, where he had a fabulous stay at the aptly named Harbour Inn located across from the beach and the Donegal coastline.
Jimmy, 71, said: “Hopefully it won’t be too long before I return to this region of Ireland which once more gave me a very warm welcome.”
A great night was had by all those who came to see Jimmy Cricket recently at the All Saints Church Hall in Hesketh Bank, West Lancashire.
The event was organised by Jimmy’s friend, Tom Shorrock, who hails from neighbouring Walmer Bridge. Tom is a milkman during the day and lives outside the village on a farm.
He has arranged many events over the years at the Walmer Bridge Village Hall and not just with Jimmy, but with other comedians such as Dusty Young and Norman Prince, plus bands like as The Swing Commanders and the Jive Aces.
When Tom asked Jimmy whether he would consider coming to a new venue he had found in nearby Hesketh Bank, the famous Northern Irish entertainer could not refuse.
Appearing alongside 71-year-old Jimmy was his wife, the female vocalist May Marion.
Jimmy, pictured left performing on the night, said: “When I arrived at the All Saints Church Hall I was pleasantly surprised to find a stage and a set of curtains, and Tom had even brought some friends along to install a PA system for the show!”
With a good crowd in attendance for the evening’s performance, it turned out to be another of Tom’s extravaganzas!