Jan 23 2014 by Jamie Bowman, Ormskirk Advertiser
COMEDY legend Jimmy Cricket paid a visit to Ormskirk this week ahead of an appearance at the town’s Civic Hall.
The wellie-wearing comedian entertained the crowd as he haggled at the market stalls and juggled for children as he plugged his forthcoming show.
The much-loved funnyman paid a visit to the Lime Tyger bar and restaurant where he had punters in fits of laughter, signing autographs, playing his saxophone and reeling off his famous “...and there’s more” catchphrase.
Jimmy, 67, whose real name is James Mulgrew, rose to fame in the 1970s after winning a TV talent show.
He went on to star in his own headline shows on ITV and BBC Radio 2 and appeared in the video for Peter Kay's 2007 Comic Relief single.
Now that the Northern Irish comedian has made himself at home, Jimmy will be appearing at the Civic Hall on March 1, for An Audience with Jimmy Cricket – which will include a Q & A session.
Ormskirk's comedian Adam Rushton is the man behind the resurgence in shows at the Civic Hall.
He said: “I have never know anything except pantomime at the Civic Hall so we want to bring people from all over back to Ormskirk.”
Since being taken over by the Engine Rooms in October last year, the Civic Hall has hosted a number of big names including ITV's The Chase star, Paul Sinha, who had the biggest audience of his tour at the Civil Hall.
Forthcoming events include an appearance by darts legends Keith Deller and Eric Bristow, folk band The Houghton Weavers and next month one of footballs biggest characters, Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock will be hosting An Evening With...
For more information on what’s on at the Civic Hall, go online at www.ormskirkcivichall.info