A GIG hosted by controversial comic Jim Davidson will be going ahead, despite an East Lancashire theatre recently stating he “will not be performing”.

Jim Davidson is set to bring his tour, Not Yet Cancelled, to the Burnley Mechanics Theatre stage on October 22.

Earlier this week, a spokesperson for the theatre told the Lancashire Telegraph that Jim “will not be performing” at the theatre but failed to offer an explanation as to why, triggering confusion as tickets had remained on sale and Davidson's management insisted the show was going ahead.

However, the theatre has now confirmed that Jim will be performing. They did not explain the reason for this change.

Earlier this week, the theatre received some backlash from commenters after advertising the event on their Facebook page.

The Facebook post in question has since been deleted.

Not Yet Cancelled promises to be a "rip-roaring show" filled with grown-up jokes and entertainment.

The show's synopsis reads: “Despite attempts by the woke minority to cancel one of Britain’s greatest comedians, Jim Davidson OBE continues to play to capacity audiences year after year.

“Jim invites you to join him for another evening of rip-roaring grown-up comedy and join the struggle against the few who try to divide us and impose their radical sensibilities on our culture.”

The show has been reviewed by several newspapers who said Jim is a “master of his art” and that he was “cheered to the rafters”.

Jim will be playing at the Burnley Mechanics Theatre, Manchester Road, Burnley, on 22 October 2022 at 7:30pm.

Tickets start are £26.50 and can be purchased from the Burnley Mechanics website.