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Jimmy Cricket In Lichfield Charity Concert

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Irish Comic To Star In Charity Concert After Panto Roles
Comedian Jimmy Cricket is coming 'home' to star in a special concert aimed at raising money for local charities in Lichfield. Jimmy will be returning to the Lichfield Garrick theatre where he previously appeared in three of the first four pantomimes after the venue opened in 2003.

A decade after those roles in Cinderella, Aladdin and Jack in the Beanstalk, Jimmy will now be joining forces with the Lichfield Gospel Choir for a charity concert at the Garrick on Sunday 24 April. Together they will be raising money for Lichfield Foodbank and St Giles Hospice, based at Whittington.

Lichfield Charity Concert
The flyer for the Lichfield Charity Concert


The event featuring the much loved Irish comedian has been put together by Friend of The Lichfield Garrick, Malcolm Flanagan, who is passionately highlighting the good work of these local charities. Tim Ford, Lichfield Garrick's Artistic Director, said: "As part of our partnership and ongoing commitment to the work of St Giles we are thrilled to be supporting this evening.

We are delighted to welcome back Jimmy Cricket and the wonderful Lichfield Gospel Choir. St Giles has a very special place in our hearts and this evening promises to be a night filled with laughter and music."

Lichfield Charity Concert
Plenty of fun in store as Jimmy Cricket returns to Lichfield


Lichfield Gospel Choir grew out of the 2009 Lichfield Festival Chorus, first performing in Lichfield Cathedral in July 2009, together with "Black Voices." The choir is led by musical director Themba Mvula and sings a varied repertoire of traditional, modern, American and African gospel music.

Malcolm Flanagan said: "Putting this evening together with the assistance of Lichfield Garrick Theatre has been a pleasure. Lichfield Gospel Choir, all 80 plus of them, are in rehearsals now, for the first part of the evening. Having known and worked with Jimmy Cricket over many years, his clean comedy is suitable for all the family."

Lichfield Garrick Theatre
Comedian returns to scene of his pantomimes


Jimmy will arrive equipped with one-liners galore, a sprinkling of visual comedy and, yes, that ever present letter from his mammy!
The jam-packed charity concert will take place at the Lichfield Garrick on Sunday 24 April from 7pm.

St Giles Hospice
St Giles Hospice is one of the charity beneficiaries


Tickets cost just 10, with all profits going to Lichfield Foodbank and St Giles Hospice. Book your tickets online or by calling the Box Office on 01543 412121.
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Why? Charity Begins At Home For Irish Comedian
When: 24 April 2016
Phone: 01543 412121
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6HR
Cost: 10
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