Last few tickets remaining for star-studded popular Oldham Coliseum fundraiser for Francis House

THE LATEST edition of the ‘Stars come out for Francis House’ Show featuring the legendary 60’s band ‘The Mersey Beats’ has just one hundred tickets remaining.

Jimmy frame
Jimmy Cricket

The show will be hosted by the Oldham Coliseum on Thursday, March 31 – the sixth occasion the fundraiser has been held at the Fairbottom Street theatre.

All previous editions have been incredibly well attended, ensuring thousands of pounds have been raised for Manchester’s Hospice devoted to children.

Over the years the show has featured performers such as the Krankies, Catherine Tyldsley, the late Norman Collier, the Grumbleweeds, the Ivy League and other renown artists.

Starring in this year’s edition are The Mersey Beats, the much-loved local comedian Jimmy Cricket, duo Kamika and singer Jonathan Swift along with a couple of surprises.

Co-producer Dale Mulgrew said: ‘We are thrilled the interest in this show continues to grow, ensuring most of the tickets for our next one in March have already been sold.

“A lot of this is down to those who have been to previous shows and really had a great time and so often we get asked when the next one is!’

‘We still have a few seats left for this year’s version and we would like to fill them.

The Merseybeats shoot at Ferneham Hall, Fareham on the 28th February, 2014. Picture Andy Brooks
The Merseybeats (Picture Andy Brooks)

“So if you are looking for a great night out while at the same time helping to raise much-needed funds for one of Manchester worthiest causes, grab your tickets before they go.”

David Ireland, chief executive of Francis House, added: “The Stars come out for Francis House’ is a great evening not to be missed.

“Now 70, Jimmy’s enthusiasm and support for the children and families of Francis House remains as strong as ever.

“We’re hoping for a full house and would like to thank everyone involved.”

Kevin Shaw, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Oldham Coliseum Theatre, concluded: “Stars Come Out is always a wonderful show and the Coliseum is proud host it each year.

“It is a tribute to the organisers and the great cause they raise money for that this sixth edition of the event has already sold so well.”

‘Stars come out for Francis House 6’ will be hosted by the Oldham Coliseum Theatre on Thursday, March 31 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £18 and £15 and available from the theatre Box office: 0161 624 2829 or online at:

All proceeds will be donated to the Francis House Children’s Hospice on 390 Parrswood Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 5NA. Find out more about the Hospice on their website.


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