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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS | GOING OUT - The Off­beat, On Cin­derella. Love/Hate, Pro­fes­sor Fun and Dr Dull Su­per­stars Love/Hate) Fair City’s The Snow­man The Snow­man,

Friel, Conor Day and many more. Teach Hiú­daí Beag 8.30pm scoil­gheimhridh. com

LOUTH

Rooted in tra­di­tional mu­sic, but with a strong per­cus­sive and the­atri­cal sweep, Kíla have el­e­vated live per­for­mance to a whole new plain. The Spirit Store, Dun­dalk 8pm spir­it­store.ie

MON­DAY 29 DONE­GAL

Coirm Iarnón: a duet con­cert fea­tur­ing Micheál Ó Raghal­laigh and Danny O’Ma­hony on con­certina and ac­cor­dion. An Gealaraí, Údarás Business Park 4pm scoil­gheimhridh.com

Chicago fid­dler and com­poser is a rare find: a mag­nif­i­cent player and pro­lific com­poser, she breathes an es­sen­tial con­tem­po­rary qual­ity into her mu­sic. Her last al­bum,

is a pearl. Ac­com­pa­nied by gui­tarist, and Dervish veteran, O’Dowd. Ionad Cois Locha Dun­lewey 8.30pm scoil­gheimhridh.com

TUES­DAY 30 DONE­GAL

Done­gal fid­dler, Harper and Belfast flute player, Bradley. An Gealaraí, Údarás Business Park 4pm scoil­gheimhridh.com Surely one of the gigs of the year, this re­mark­able gath­er­ing of Be­g­ley on ac­cor­dion and vo­cals, McKay on harp, Stout on fid­dle and Egan (founder of So­las) on ev­ery­thing else: a high­light of the first Scoil Gheimhridh Gaoth Dob­hair surely. Ionad Cois Locha Dun­lewey 8.30pm scoil­gheimhridh.com

WED­NES­DAY 31 DONE­GAL

Sylvia Thomp­son sthomp­son@ir­ish­times.com

BELFAST

Cheer the good­ies, boo the bad­dies and join in the sin­ga­longs at this pan­tomime from Lana Pro­duc­tions. Water­front Hall, 2 Lanyon Place, Un­til Jan 4 £12-£17 048-90334455 water­front.co.uk

North­ern Ire­land’s queen of com­edy May McFet­tridge stars along­side Jimmy Tam­ley and Faye Tozer in this very popular pan­tomime. Grand Opera House, Great Vic­to­ria St Un­til Jan 18 £16-£27 048-90241919 goh.co.uk

Writer Derek O’Con­nor and com­poser Conor Line­han join forces for this spe­cial mu­si­cal ver­sion of Lyric The­atre, Belfast Un­til Jan 4 £18/ £12.50 048-90381081 lyrictheatre.co.uk

CORK

Tra­di­tional pan­tomime star­ring Katie Ho­nan, Ja­son Brod­er­ick, Frank Mackey, Alex Sharpe and Michael Gren­nell. Cork Opera House, Em­met Place Un­til Jan 17 021-4270022 cork­op­er­a­house.ie

Stars of this pan­tomime in­clude Keith Han­ley and Clodagh Downey. Ev­ery­man Palace, MacCur­tain St, Cork City Un­til Jan 11

021-4501673 ev­ery­man­cork.com

DUBLIN

This Theatre­worX pro­duc­tions stars Mary Mur­ray, aka Janet the “tart with a heart” from RTÉ’s chil­dren’s TV pre­sen­ter Megan Cas­sidy of fame, and ITV fi­nal­ist Chris Cur­rid. The Helix, Dublin City Univer­sity, Glas­nevin Un­til Jan 11 01-7007000 the­he­lix.ie

The longestrun­ning tra­di­tional pan­tomime in town star­ring Johnny Ward (Pauley in RTÉ’s as Peter Pan. Di­rected and chore­ographed by Daryn Cros­bie. Gai­ety The­atre, South King St Un­til Jan 25

01-6486029 or 0818719388 gai­etythe­atre.ie

Fossett’s Cir­cus troupe mixes in­ter­na­tional cir­cus acts with fes­tive per­for­mances as part of the Christ­mas Won­der­land in the grounds of the RDS, Balls­bridge. Un­til Jan 11 var­i­ous times 01-4853045 fos­settscir­cus.com and christ­mas­won­der­land.ie

Alan Hughes (Sammy Sausages to you) re­turns with Ni­amh Ka­vanagh as the wicked witch and Rob Murphy as Buffy for this an­nual ex­trav­a­ganza writ­ten by Karl Brod­er­ick. Tivoli The­atre Un­til Jan 11 01-45444721 panto.ie

Linda Martin, Si­mon Delaney, Ryan An­drews and boy­band Home­town star in this Spot­light Pro­duc­tions pan­tomime. Olympia The­atre, Dame St Un­til Jan 4

0818-719330 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

It’s Christ­mas Eve and Red Rid­ing Hood is on her way to Granny’s house for Christ­mas . . . Sing along, cheer Red Rid­ing Hood and hiss and boo at the Big Bad Wolf in this Mill Pro­duc­tions Christ­mas show. Mill The­atre, Dun­drum, Un­til Dec 31 var­i­ous times

01-2969340 millthe­atre.ie

The Lam­bert team put their pup­pets in pan­tomime mode for this fes­tive show. Lam­bert Pup­pet The­atre, Clifton Lane, Monkstown, Co Dublin Dec 20,21 and 27-30 3.30pm 01-2800974 lam­bert­pup­petthe­atre.com

Based on Will Fer­rell’s fes­tive film from 2003, this Broad­way pro­duc­tion stars Ben Forster as Buddy and Aoib­hinn McGin­nity as elf Jovie. Bord Gáis En­ergy The­atre, Dec 19,20, 22,23, 27-30 and Jan 2-4 & 6-10 0818-719377 or 01-6777770 bor­dgaisen­er­gythe­atre.ie A screen­ing of live shadow pup­pet an­i­ma­tion with Howard Blake’s score for

played by the Orches­tra of the Na­tional Con­cert Hall. Aonghus McAnally nar­rates. Na­tional Con­cert Hall, Earls­fort Ter­race Dec 19-21 adults; chil­dren 01-4170000 nch.ie A screen­ing of this clas­sic movie from Fes­ti­val Pro­duc- tions. Na­tional Con­cert Hall, Earls­fort Ter­race Dec 27-30, Jan 2-3 01-4170000 nch.ie

Cel­e­brat­ing 50 years this year, it of­fers chil­dren a chance to draw with tips from artists (bring your own sketch­book and colours) while adults can tour exhibitions and en­joy mu­si­cal per­for­mances in the atrium. Na­tional Gallery, Mer­rion Square West, Dec 27-31 12.30-4pm with art work­shop at 3pm each day. No book­ing nec­es­sary but ar­rive early for work­shop. 01-6615133 na­tion­al­gallery.ie

GAL­WAY

Ren­more Pan­tomime So­ci­ety present this tra­di­tional pan­tomime with a new script by Peter Kennedy and di­rected by Brian and Sean Power. Town­hall The­atre, Gal­way City Dec 29-Jan 11

091-569777 tht.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

Keith Duffy joins panto reg­u­lars George McMa­hon, Richie Hayes and Leanne Moore in this tra­di­tional pan­tomime. Univer­sity Con­cert Hall, Univer­sity of Lim­er­ick, Lim­er­ick City Un­til Jan 4

061-331549 uch.ie

LOUTH

Help Goldilocks and the Three Bears fight off the Evil Queen Bee and her Min­ions as she plans to take over the world with her hypno honey at this fam­ily pan­tomime. Droic­head Arts Cen­tre, Drogheda Fri Dec 19 8pm, Sat Dec 20 2.30pm & 8pm 041-9875149 droic­head.com

SLIGO

Cool­era Dra­matic So­ci­ety present their an­nual tra­di­tional pan­tomime. Hawk­swell The­atre, Sligo Un­til Dec 20 071-9161518 hawk­swell.com

WATER­FORD

Pre­sented by the Water­ford Panto So­ci­ety. The­atre Royal, The Mall, Water­ford Un­til Dec 30 the­atreroyal.ie

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