RESIDENTS are being invited to join the legend that is Jimmy White when he comes to Redditch later this year.

One of the most colourful characters, not just in snooker but in the whole of sport, Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White, will be coming to the Palace Theatre.

A spokesman said: "You will hear about it all – from the early days of century breaks, through the ecstasy of major wins and 147s to the agony of missing out on the holy grail of snooker – the World Championship.

"During the second part of the evening, it’s over to you to ask ‘The Whirlwind’ a question or two. This is Jimmy as relaxed and open as you will ever see him."

Footage on giant viewing screens will accompany some of Jimmy’s stories and most magical snooker moments.

He will be appearing at the theatre on September 4.

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