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Jimmy graduated from drama school in 1999, and hasn’t looked back since. He moved on to be a resident entertainer for Butlins UK and then for One Stop Entertainments in Cyprus.


Jimmy is no stranger to the stage and screen, having been performing since he was 5 years old in various types of theatre including: Gala concerts, Musicals, Old Time Music Hall, plays and pantomimes. Jimmy can be heard on two brand new musical albums ‘Runaways’ A
Musical of Today and ‘Sparky’. Jimmy also recorded the lead vocals on the album ‘Blusher’ , a musical based on the life and times of Helena Rubenstein.


In 2009 Jimmy made his West End debut in Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore at the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), a venue where Jimmy returned in 2011, performing with in Le Fille Du Regiment.


In 2013 Jimmy was taken on his biggest adventure to date. Performing in three number one U.K. tours. ‘The Wizard of Oz’ ‘Treasure Island’; ‘The Ugly Duckling’ before being nominated as Kent’s Number One Dame and returning to The Hazlitt Arts Centre to play Sarah the Cook in ‘Dick Whittington’ 2013/2014 season and again for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 2014/2015 Theatre credits include: Terry in Shane Richies ‘Boogie Nights’, Sammy in The Wedding
Singer; Judas in, Anatoly in ‘Chess’, Seymour in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, Madam Lilly in ‘Peter Pan’ Rick in ‘A Slice of Saturday Night’, Genie in  Aladdin’. Tulisa Hardup in Cinderella, Friar Tuck in Robin Hood, Billy Bones in Treasure Island & Horrabella Rapunze; in Rocks; Dame Houdeeny in Beauty and the Beast; Morgana in ‘The Little Mermaid’ Widow Twanky ‘Aladdin’ Jimmy also made the part of the ‘Lion’ his own during extensive touring of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (2006-2014).


Television Credits include: John in ‘Foyles War’ for ITV, Greg in ‘The Basil Brus Show’ for CBBC, Samson in ‘A Christmas Message’ for Living TV, Harry in ‘The Twiste Tale of Bloody Mary for TV Choice, First Officer in Jack The Ripper (Definitive Story) fo Channel 5.


After playing various roles for the stage and screen, Jimmy felt he was ready for his next challenge, ‘The Girls Next Door’. A play he wrote alongside his old mate Paul Ferguson which opened in early 2008 at the Etcetera Theatre before it was transferred to The Courtyard
Theatre. And returned to the Etcetera Theatre along side its Sister play ‘Ordinary Lads’ in 2010 Jimmy is absolutely over the moon to be returning to Harlow (home) for his 7th consecutive
year.


Jimmy would like to thank his family and friends for their continued love and support, this one’s for you!


Follow Jimmy on:
Twitter: @jimmyb1980
Instagram: burtoniles1980