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(alto), Jacek Wis­locki (tenor), David Scott (bass), Dublin Bach Singers, Marl­bor­ough Play­ers/Blá­naid Mur­phy. Han­del: Mes­siah. 8pm

LIM­ER­ICK

Ail­ish Ty­nan (so­prano), ICO/Kather­ine Hunka (vi­o­lin). Corelli: Christ­mas Con­certo (exc); Alessan­dro Scar­latti: Pas­torale; Ei­no­juhani Rau­tavaara: The Fid­dlers; Grieg: First Meet­ing; Two Brown Eyes; I Love Thee; A Bird Cried Out; Solveig’s Song; To Her; A Swan. Hol­berg Suite; Mo­raeus: Kop­pan­gen; Trad: Sankta Lucia; arr Robin­son: We Wish You a Merry Christ­mas; Adam: O Holy Night. 8pm 061-202799 Ai­dan Dunne adunne@irish­times.com

BELFAST

Ter­rific line-up. Fen­deresky Gallery, 31 North St Un­til Dec 23 fend­eresky­gallery.com

CAR­LOW

Site-re­spon­sive in­stal­la­tion by Niamh McCann (Un­til Jan 3) Bolt Hole: Par­tic­i­pa­tory sculp­ture by Rhona Byrne (Un­til Jan 10) Véronique Dois­neau: A film by Jerome Bel (Un­til Jan 10) AAI An­nual Awards: Ar­chi­tec­tural ex­hi­bi­tion (Un­til Jan 10) VIS­UAL Cen­tre for Con­tem­po­rary Art, Car­low vi­su­al­car­low.ie

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Sylvia Thomp­son sthomp­son@irish­times.com

BELFAST

Cheer the good­ies, boo the bad­dies and join in the sin­ga­longs at this fam­ily pan­tomime from Lana Pro­duc­tions. Wa­ter­front Hall, 2 Lanyon Place, Un­til Jan 3 £12-£17 048-90334455 wa­ter­front.co.uk

May McFet­tridge in her 26th con­sec­u­tive pan­tomime role, Grand Opera House, Great Vic­to­ria St Un­til Jan 10 £17-£32 048-90241919 goh.co.uk

CORK

Star­ring Frank Mackey, Michael Gren­nell, De­clan Wolfe and new­com­ers, Holly Ryan and Pa­trick Sul­li­van Cork Opera House, Em­met Place Dec 10 – Jan 17 021-4270022 cork­op­er­a­house.ie

Voice of Ire­land win­ner Keith Han­ley stars as the mys­ti­cal ge­nie along­side Niamh O’Ma­hony as Princess Jade. Every­man Palace, MacCur­tain St, Cork City Dec 5-Jan 10

021-4501673 ev­ery­man­cork.com

DUBLIN

This Theatre­worX pro­duc­tions stars Niall Sheedy, Eoin Can­non, Ai­dan Man­nion, Colin Hughes, Adam Lynch, Liam But­ler and in­tro­duc­ing Orla Jen­nings The Helix, Dublin City Univer­sity, Glas­nevin Un­til Jan 10 01-7007000 the­he­lix.ie Long­est run­ning tra­di­tional pan­tomime in town star­ring leg­endary panto dame Joe Con­lon. Gai­ety The­atre, South King St Un­til Jan 10

01-6486029 or 0818 719388 gai­etythe­atre.ie An­them Pro­duc­tions present their an­nual pan­tomime star­ring Alan Hughes as Sammy Sausages, Michele McGrath as Belle, Sea­mus Power as Belle’s fa­ther, Rob Mur­phy as the Buffy and Donal Bren­nan as The Beast Tivoli The­atre, Dec 9- Jan 10

01-4544472

tivoli.ie

The Lam­bert team put their pup­pets in pan­tomime mode for this fes­tive show Lam­bert Pup­pet The­atre, Clifton Lane, Monkstown, Co Dublin Un­til Jan 31 (var­i­ous times and dates) 01-2800974 lam­bert­pup­petthe­atre.com Fea­tur­ing new songs writ­ten and per­formed by the Done­gal folk and tra­di­tional singers, The Henry Girls, The Ark, Eus­tace St, Tem­ple Bar Sat/Sun 2pm & 4pm; And autism friendly per­for­mance Fri 12.15pm 01 670 7788 ark.ie

An aeriel per­for­mance from Lim­er­ick-based aer­o­bat­i­cal the­atre com­pany, Fid­get Feet (pic­tured), Fri 7.30pm, Town Hall The­atre, Gal­way, 091-569777 tht.ie; Wed/Thurs 8pm, Project Arts Cen­tre, East Es­sex St, Dublin 01-8819613

GAL­WAY

Gal­way’s Con­Tempo Quar­tet, Gal­way’s 3 So­pra­nos Bel Canto and dancers from the Regina Rogers School of Bal­let join forces for this fes­tive show of Christ­mas carols and ex­cerpts from the Nutcracker Suite, Sat 1pm & 3pm Town Hall The­atre Stu­dio, Court­house Square, Gal­way Adults - Child 091 569777 or tht.ie.

Keith Duffy, Richie Hayes, Ge­orge McMa­hon, Leanne More and Myles Breen come to­gether again . Univer­sity Con­cert Hall, Univer­sity of Lim­er­ick, Lim­er­ick City Dec 16- Jan 3

LOUTH

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061-331549 uch.ie

An adap­ta­tion of Cin­derella from EM Pro­duc­tions Dec 16-19 7.30pm (and 2.30pm on Dec 19) Droic­head Arts Cen­tre, Stock­well St, Drogheda, 041 9833946 droic­head.com

Mon­keyshine The­atre Com­pany tour­ing pro­duc­tion is about a lit­tle girl’s quest to bring back the sun (aged 5+) Civic The­atre, Tal­laght Fri 10am & 12pm 01 4627477 civicthe­atre.ie; The Source Arts Cen­tre, Thurles Sun 2pm & 4pm 050 4 90204 the­sourcearts­cen­tre.ie; The Li­nen­hall Arts Cen­tre, Castle­bar Thurs 10.15am & 12.15pm 094 9023733 the­li­nen­hall.com;

A mag­i­cal “First Christ­mas” ex­pe­ri­ence for the very young with Santa’s elves greet­ing the chil­dren amongst a large pile of presents (for 3-5 year olds) from Lit­tle Big­top pro­duc­tions. Cul­turlann Sweeney The­atre, Kil­kee, Co.Clare Sat 065-9060769; Pav­il­ion The­atre, Dun Laoghaire, Mon 01-2312929; Axis The­atre, Bal­ly­mun Wed 01-8832100. lit­tlebig­top.info

DONE­GAL

Lyngo The­atre Com­pany ex­plore what hap­pens when win­ter de­cides to stay in this in­ter­ac­tive show (aged 3+), Draiocht, Blan­chard­stown, Sat 2pm & 4pm 01-8852622 draiocht.ie; River­bank The­atre, New­bridge, Sun noon 045-448327 river­bank.ie; An Grianan The­atre, Let­terkenny Wed 10.30am & 12.30pm 074-9120777 an­gri­anan.com

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