CHRIST­MAS PAN­TOMIME

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - VARIOUS LISTINGS - Sylvia Thompson

The pan­tomime sea­son is revving up this week with Mother Goose al­ready on in the Gai­ety Theatre, Dublin, Aladdin in the Wa­ter­front Hall, Belfast and Peter Pan at the Grand Opera House, Belfast. Tonight also sees the open­ing of Sleep­ing Beauty (left) at the Ev­ery­man Palace Theatre in Cork City. Di­rected by Linda Lewis Byrne, this ver­sion of the tale is set in the fairy­tale coun­try of Corko­nia and prom­ises to de­liver plenty of digs at the Great, the Good and the Not so Good in lo­cal and na­tional pub­lic life. The cast in­cludes Karen Atkins as Beauty, Shane Morgan as the Prince and Jim Mulcahy as the Dame, Nurse Gum­drops. Next week sees the open­ing of Aladdin at the Cork Opera House and Sleep­ing Beauty at Lib­erty Hall Theatre in Dublin. June Rodgers stars in Cin­ders at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin which opens on De­cem­ber 26th. In Lim­er­ick, pan­tomimes open im­me­di­ately af­ter Christ­mas with Babes in the Wood at the Univer­sity Con­cert Hall and Cin­derella at the Lim­er­ick In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy Mil­len­nium Theatre. In Gal­way, two pan­tomimes open in the Town­hall Theatre on Jan­uary 1st – the Ren­more Panto So­ci­ety’s pro­duc­tion of Jack & The Beanstalk in the main theatre and Aladdin in the Black Box.

Ea­van Boland at Ir­ish PEN

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