Over the Christmas period Ireland is always packed with joyous festivities and events. The people of Ireland have always been to known to embrace the Christmas spirit with great exuberance and really know how to enjoy the festive season.
Up and down the country you will find plenty of festive activities during Christmas in Ireland but none more so than Theatre & Panto. All jam packed with celebrity cameos from the Irish Iconic brothers Jedward to T.V Celebrity presenter Alan Hughes There will be a performance in every major City this Christmas .
Here are just a few of the Panto’s taking place across the country which would make the perfect Christmas outing during your trip to Ireland:
The Sleeping Beauty at the Helix, Dublin
Social-media references come thick and fast in Theatreworx’s production of The Sleeping Beauty, from the doorman who talks in tweets to the court stenographer chatting on Facebook. Fairy Sally (Rachel O’Connell) must somehow point nice guy Harry Smiles (George McMahon) in the direction of Princess Aurora (Lauren Nevin) so he can save her from her cousin, the evil Count Comovér (a brilliant Eoin Cannon).
Little Red Riding HoodWaterfront Hall, Belfast
At pantomime time, a child’s definition of a good time is a good shouting session. Lisa May’s crackling production gives ample opportunity for shouting, booing and shrieking. Niall Rea’s set comprises a library of fairy tales, whose giant covers are embossed with familiar, if slightly skewed, titles, such as Goldi Socks.
The Improvised PantoCork Opera House
For the third year running, the hugely popular Improvised Panto is back to present a panto that’s chosen by the audience each night – a grown up alternative to a certain fairytale on the main stage. Ideal for Christmas and Office Parties. Post-show DJ and packages available on request. Panto as you’ve never seen it before…
Snow White and Rose Red’s Christmas AdventureFriars’ Gate Theatre, Co. Limerick
The beautiful sisters, a handsome Prince, his dashing brother, a cuddly bear, a scatterbrained witch (whose spells don’t always work) and her very, very naughty son, create magic, mayhem and lots of laughter in this Christmas version of the famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.