TOP Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket knows times are tough . . . that’s why he’s only charging £10 for his upcoming show at Mansfield Palace Theatre!
The show, entitled Great Value for a Tenner, takes place on 29th March and will see Jimmy performing alongside a host of singers and musicians in an afternoon of good, clean comedy.
Instantly recognisable in his funny hat and wellies, which he wears on the wrong feet, Jimmy is well-known for catchphrases such as ‘Come ‘ere’ and ‘...and there’s more!’.
Jimmy was born in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, in 1945 and began his career in entertainment working as a Redcoat at the Butlin’s holiday camps in Mosney outside Dublin and Clacton-on-Sea in Essex.
He later won LWT’s programme Search for a Star and was given his own TV programme on Central Television in the mid-1980s called And There’s More.
Since then, he has made numerous television and radio appearances including The Royal Variety Show in 1984 and the children’s equivalent in 1987. He also featured in the 2007 Comic Relief video by comedians Matt Lucas and Peter Kay who performed The Proclaimers’ song, I’m Gonna Be (500 miles).
Jimmy will perform his show at 2.30pm. For details or to book tickets visit www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre or contact the Box Office on Mansfield 633133.
Chad has three pairs of tickets to give away to Jimmy’s show. All you have to do is fill out the coupon in this week’s Chad, on sale from Wednesday, to enter the competition.