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BELFAST Pinoc­chio Meet some new char­ac­ters in this mu­si­cal ver­sion of Carlo Col­lodi’s story, adapted by Paul Boyd (ages 5+). Lyric Theatre, 55 Ridge­way St Fri, Sat & Mon-Thurs, var­i­ous times £13/£10 048-90381081 Peter Pan May McFet­tridge is joined by Jack El­lis and As­ton Mer­ry­gold as Peter Pan in this tra­di­tional pan­tomime. Also check out com­pli­men­tary work­shop pro­gramme. Grand Opera House, Great Vic­to­ria St Fri-Sun & Tues-Thurs, var­i­ous times £5.50-£22.50. Also work­shops Wed/Thurs (for 5-12 year-olds) £2 048-90241919 www.goh.co.uk Aladdin This tra­di­tional pan­tomime stars Sean Kearns as the swanky Widow Twanky, the Wee Aladdins Wicked Cho­rus and Marty Rea as Aladdin. Also check out pre-show work­shops for 5-12 year-olds. Wa­ter­front Hall, 2 Lanyon Place Fri/Sat, Tues-Thurs var­i­ous times £10/£14.50 048-90334455 www.wa­ter­front.co.uk CLARE Mother Goose Pan­taloons present this tra­di­tional pan­tomime. Glór Ir­ish Mu­sic Cen­tre, En­nis Fri-Tues var­i­ous times ¤12/¤10 065-6843103 www.glor.ie CORK Aladdin Tra­di­tional pan­tomime writ­ten and di­rected by Bryan Flynn. Cork Opera House, Em­met Place Fri, Sat, Tues-Thurs var­i­ous times ¤25 021-4270022 Sleep­ing Beauty Set in the fairy­tale coun­try of Corko­nia, this ver­sion of Sleep­ing Beauty mixes tra­di­tional el­e­ments with con­tem­po­rary gags. Ev­ery­man Palace Theatre, Fri,Sat Mon-Thurs var­i­ous times ¤15/¤23 021-4501673 DUBLIN Smith­field on Ice Now in its fourth year, this pur­pose-built out­door ice rink is a pop­u­lar win­ter out­ing. Smith­field, Un­til Jan 7 Mon-Fri 10.30am-9.30pm; Sat/Sun 9am-9.30pm ¤16/¤11 per hour 0818 946900 www.smith­fiel­d­on­ice.ie Sleep­ing Beauty – A Wicked Fairy­tale Fol­low­ing their mag­i­cal pro­duc­tion of The Se­cret Gar­den last year, Land­mark Pro­duc­tions and the He­lix have joined forces again this year in this Christ­mas show (for ages 6+). The He­lix, DCU, Fri 7.30pm; Sat 3pm/7.30pm; Sun 3pm; Tues/Wed 3pm; Thurs 3pm/7.30pm ¤25/¤21 01-7007000 www.the­he­lix.ie The Sleep­ing Beauty The Lam­bert team get their pup­pets into pan­tomime form for the fes­tive sea­son. Lam­bert Pup­pet Theatre, Clifton Lane, Monkstown Fri-Sun; Tues-Thurs 3.30pm ¤12.50/¤9.50 01-2800974 Mother Goose The long­est run­ning tra­di­tional pan­tomime in Dublin. Cast in­cludes Mark O’Shaugh­nessy as Mother Goose, Doire­ann Ní Chor­ra­gain as the fairy, Michael Gren­nell as the evil squire and the Bil­lie Barry Kids. Gai­ety Theatre, South King St Fri-Thurs var­i­ous times 01-6771717 ¤23 - ¤32 Sleep­ing Beauty For­mer Miss Ire­land Aoife Co­gan and singer Hazel O’Con­nor join panto reg­u­lars Alan Hughes, Joe Con­lan and Ge­orge McMa­hon in a show writ­ten by Karl Brod­er­ick and di­rected by Karl Harpur. Lib­erty Hall Theatre, Eden Qy Opens Fri/Sat 3pm & 6.30pm, Mon- Thurs 6.30pm ¤24-¤27.50 01-8721122 Cin­ders Spot­light Pro­duc­tions are back this year with a ver­sion of Cin­derella star­ring June Rodgers, Lit­tle Becky and Ire­land’s new boy band, Ozone. Olympia Theatre, Dame St FriThurs var­i­ous times ¤17.50- ¤29.95 0818-719330 A Pic­ture of Me In­spired by French comic ge­nius Jac­ques Tati, this show is a solo per­for­mance from clown Louis Lovett (for ages 6+). The Ark, Eus­tace St Fri/Sat & Wed/Thurs 1pm & 3pm ¤8.50/ ¤6.50 01-6707788 An­nie The clas­sic mu­si­cal about the lit­tle red-headed or­phan girl who wins the heart of New York bil­lion­aire Daddy War­bucks. Na­tional Con­cert Hall, Earls­fort Tce Fri 6pm; Sat/Tues 2pm & 6pm; Wed/Thurs 7.30pm ¤16-¤30 01-4170000 Jack & The Beanstalk An Gri­anán Pro­duc­tions present a fun ver­sion of this clas­sic tale, writ­ten by Done­gal sto­ry­teller, ac­tor and play­wright Lit­tle John Nee. Civic Theatre, Tal­laght Fri/Sat & Thurs 3pm & 7pm; Sun/Tues/Wed 3pm ¤20/¤14 01-4627477 Pinoc­chio A mu­si­cal ver­sion of Carlo Col­lodi’s story about the pup­pet who wants to be a boy. Pavil­ion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire Fri-Thurs var­i­ous times ¤18/¤12 01-2312929 Christ­mas Fam­ily Art Hol­i­day The art hol­i­day in­cludes fam­ily art work­shops, talks for adults and mu­sic for ev­ery­one. Na­tional Gallery, Mer­rion Sq W Fri 3pm-4.30pm 01-6615133 Fam­ily Tour: What Did They Do in the Win­ter? Find out how peo­ple sur­vived in times long ago (suit­able for all ages). Na­tional Mu­seum, Kil­dare St Sat 2pm Adm free 01-6486332 Spe­cial Chil­dren’s Tour: Icy Es­capades Find out all about an­i­mals who live in the snow and ice (for ages 7+). Nat­u­ral His­tory Mu­seum, Mer­rion St Fri 3pm Adm free 01-6486332 7UP Christ­mas on Ice Now in its fourth year, this ice rink in­cludes a chil­dren-only rink and a sleigh area. RDS, Balls­bridge. Un­til Jan 14 Mon-Sun 10.30am-10.30pm ¤11.50-¤17 (ice skat­ing only) 0818 717200 www.7upchrist­ma­son­ice.ie KERRY Cin­derella Tra­di­tional pan­tomime. Si­amsa Tire, Tralee Fri/Sat 8pm ¤15/¤12 065-6843103 LIM­ER­ICK Cin­derella Tra­di­tional pan­tomime from Cen­tre Stage Pro­duc­tions star­ring Dame Myles Breen. Lim­er­ick In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy Mil­len­nium Theatre Fri 3pm/8pm; Sat/Sun 3pm; Tues-Thurs 3pm/8pm ¤16/¤13.50 061-322322 Babes in the Wood Tra­di­tional pan­tomime from the Lim­er­ick Panto So­ci­ety. Univer­sity Con­cert Hall, Univer­sity of Lim­er­ick Fri-Thurs var­i­ous times ¤16.50 061-331549 MAYO The Mum­mer’s Play Watch the Sligo Sidhe Gaoithe Mum­mers bring life to tra­di­tional char­ac­ters in this play. Ir­ish Mu­seum of Coun­try Life, Tur­lough Park, Castle­bar Sun 2.30pm Adm free 094-9031751 WICK­LOW Ping & Pong’s Christ­mas Crack­ers Noel Lam­bert blends pup­petry with im­agery and mu­sic in this strik­ing show for 3-10 year olds. Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre, Main St, Bray Fri/Sat 2pm & 4pm ¤8.50 01-2724302 GAL­WAY Aladdin Per­form­ing Arts Gal­way and writer, Maeve In­goldsby bring some new flour­ishes to this tra­di­tional pan­tomime. Black Box, Town­hall Theatre, Gal­way City Mon-Thurs 2.30pm & 7.30pm ¤14/¤11 091-569777 Jack and the Beanstalk Ren­more Pan­tomime in a pro­duc­tion di­rected by Brian and Sean Power and fea­tur­ing the Ren­more Smurfs. Town­hall Theatre, Gal­way Mon 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Tues-Thurs 7.30pm ¤16/¤13 091-569777 Chil­dren’s list­ings: Sylvia Thompson sthomp­son@ir­ish-times.ie

Eden Quay Fri/Sat 8.30pm ¤20 1800-266339 PJ Gal­lagher The man from Naked Cam­era Vicar St Fri/Sat 8pm ¤23 0818-719 390 Im­prov and Com­edy @The Bankers On Fri­days it’s the Im­prov play­ers; on Satur­days it’s the best of lo­cal tal­ent. The Bankers, Trin­ity St Fri/Sat 9pm ¤8 (Fri) ¤10 (Sat) 01-6763697 Com­edy Night. With the best of lo­cal tal­ent. In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Club, In­ter­na­tional Bar, Wick­low St Fri/Sat/Thurs 9pm ¤8 01-6779250

Cap­i­tal Com­edy Club Com­edy, sketches and

Pup­petry and mu­sic in Ping and Pong’s Christ­mas Crack­ers at the Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre

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