FAM­ILY

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Sylvia Thomp­son sthomp­son@irish­times.com

BELFAST

Cheer the good­ies, boo the bad­dies 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 Un­til 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 Un­til Jan 10 021-4501673 ev­ery­man­cork.com

DUBLIN

This Theatre­worX pro­duc­tions stars Niall Sheedy, Eoin Can­non, Ai­dan Man­nion, Colin Hughes, Adam Lynch, Liam But­ler and Orla Jen­nings The Helix, DCU, Glas­nevin Un­til Jan 10 01-7007000 the­he­lix.ie Long­est run­ning tra­di­tional pan­tomime in town star­ring Joe Con­lon. Gai­ety The­atre, South King St Un­til Jan 24

01-6486029 or 0818 719388 gai­etythe­atre.ie An­them Pro­duc­tions present their an­nual mix of ex­trav­a­gant an­tics and hu­mour in this pan­tomime star­ring Alan Hughes as Sammy Sausages. Tivoli The­atre, Un­til Jan 10

01-4544472

tivoli.ie

The Lam­bert team switch to panto mode. Lam­bert Pup­pet The­atre, Clifton Lane, Monkstown, Co. Dublin Un­til Jan 31 (var­i­ous times and dates) 01-2800974 lam­bert­pup­petthe­atre.com

Al Porter (above), Ryan An­drews, Kathryn McKier­nan and Dustin the Tur­key star in this panto writ­ten by Porter and Karl Spain, and di­rected by Si­mon De­laney, Olympia The­atre, Dame St Dec18- Jan 10 0818 719330 tick­et­mas­ter.ie

Aeriel per­for­mance from Lim­er­ick-based aer­o­bat­i­cal the­atre com­pany Fid­get Feet, based on the story of Red Rid­ing Hood, Fri /Sat 8pm, Project Arts Cen­tre, East Es­sex St, Dublin 01-8819613

Back again this year is this won­der­ful an­i­mated film by Ray­mond Briggs and score by Howard Blake. Na­tional Con­cert Hall, Earls­fort Ter­race, Dec 18 2.30pm & 5pm; Dec 19/20 2.30pm, 5pm & 7pm 01-4170000 nch.ie

Star­ring Tony Fin­negan as Fa­gin . Na­tional Con­cert Hall, Earls­fort Ter­race Dec 27-30 & Jan 2-3 01-4170000 nch.ie

Mon­keyshine The­atre Com­pany pro­duc­tion is about a girl’s quest to bring back the sun. (aged 5+) River­bank Arts Cen­tre, New­bridge Fri, Dec 18 10am & 12pm 045 448327 river­bank.ie; Pav­il­ion The­atre, Dún Laoghaire Tues, Dec 22 at 3pm and 5pm 01 2312929 pavil­ionthe­atre.ie

The long­est run­ning mu­seum ac­tiv­ity in Ire­land of­fers chil­dren a chance to draw, with tips from artists (bring your own sketch­book and colours). Na­tional Gallery, Dec 28-30 3pm. No book­ing nec­es­sary but num­bers are lim­ited. 01-6615133 na­tion­al­gallery.ie

GAL­WAY

Ren­more Pan­tomime So­ci­ety present a new script by Peter Kennedy. Town­hall The­atre, Gal­way City Dec 30 – Jan 10

091-569777 tht.ie

LIM­ER­ICK

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

061-331549 uch.ie

LOUTH

An adap­ta­tion of Cin­derella from EM Pro­duc­tions Fri/Sat (Dec 18/19) 7.30pm (and 2.30pm on Sat, Dec 19) Droic­head Arts Cen­tre, Stock­well St, Drogheda,

041 9833946 droic­head.com

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