AN ALL singing surgeon will join veteran comic Jimmy Cricket in a concert.

Consultant surgeon Rob Hart, from Chorley, is to share the bill at Preston's Playhouse Theatre on Sunday (July 14) with the TV favourite.

While the ever popular Irish funnyman is headlining the event, endoscopy clinical lead at Royal Preston Hospital, Mr Hart, will perform both original material and covers from the 1960s to present day with his singing partner, retired endoscopic nurse Barbara Keith.

Both live in Chorley and for the last eight years have been performing as New Venture Duo exclusively for charities and good causes.

It is Ms Keith who has organised Sunday’s concert, which will also feature renowned folk duo Trouble at’ Mill and the much sought after Paul Scholey, who performs as Elvis. Ms Keith and entertainer Carl Gordon will co-compere.

The show will raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Ms Keith said: “It’s a great bill featuring very popular acts. I hope former patients, work colleagues and anyone who enjoys a good laugh and great music will support it as all the proceeds are for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.”

Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region’s specialist cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, and at another eight local hospital cancer units across the two counties.

The charity funds cutting edge equipment, research, training and other cancer services and therapies that the NHS is unable to afford.

Tickets for the show are £10 each, inclusive of parking, which normally costs £3. They are available from the Playhouse Theatre’s website via its events page and also, by calling Ms Keith on 07402 600222.

The show starts at 7.30pm.