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Ricky Tomlimson back on stage

Actor and comedian Ricky Tomlinson returns to the stage in a new musical comedy celebrating the best of Irish culture.

Irish Annie’s will tour around the north during March, with Tomlinson appearing as a celebrity guest in the onstage pub.

Liverpudlian Ricky is best known for his roles as Bobby Grant in Brookside, DCI Charlie Wise in Cracker and Jim Royle in The Royle Family. He also played the title character in the film Mike Bassett: England Manager. He said “This show is a delight to be part of, with a wonderful cast of characters and beautiful original and classic Irish music."

Meet landlady Annie and her regular customers for a night of comedy, music and mayhem, featuring original tracks written for the show as well as favourite Irish tunes – including Galway Shawl, Tell Me Ma, Dirty Old Town, Whiskey In The Jar, Danny Boy and more.

The show also stars Catherine Rice as Irish Annie, with Asa Murphy, Nathan Murphy, Sam Conlan and Pauline Donovan and features six-piece band The Shenanigans.

Producer Bill Elms said: “Irish Annie’s is the perfect show to bring out around St Patricks Day, and I'm thrilled we have such a fantastic cast. The show premiered in Liverpool a few years ago and went down a storm. Now it’s even bigger and better.”

The show opens at St Helens Theatre Royal (March 12) then visits Stockport Plaza (March 17); Epstein Theatre in Liverpool (18); City Varieties in Leeds (19); Stafford Gatehouse (20); Blackpool Grand (27); the Brindley in Runcorn (29) and Mansfield Palace Theatre (30).

More info and tickets here (St Helens)


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