Lis­towel stages bril­liant week of panto hi­lar­ity!

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS -

THOUGH ti­tled Goody Two Shoes, this year’s Lis­towel pan­tomime was out­stand­ing for two other items - both of which were to be found on the front of Billy Keane.

Billy’s en­larged chest cer­tainly played no small part in bring­ing the house down, along­side all the other bril­liant per­for­mances of a five-night run play­ing to a packed house at the boys’ school.

This was the first out­ing by a brand-new mem­ber­ship of the Lis­towel Pan­tomime Group, com­prised en­tirely of panto new­com­ers on the stage.

Di­rected by Wex­ford pan­tomime ex­pert Dó­nal Whe­lan, with chore­og­ra­phy by Lis­towel’s Jo Jor­dan, it in­cluded in its colour­ful cast Billy Keane, Lu­cia O’Ma­hony, Shane O’Donoghue, Robert Bun­yan, Jim White, Wil­liam O’Sul­li­van, Jamie Mazelle and many more, all backed up by a large cast of singers and dancers. They all per­formed out of their skins to make the 2019 panto among the best yet.

“It was done to a very high stan­dard in fair­ness, de­spite the fact none of us had ever been in a panto be­fore, and we had an ab­so­lute blast over the five nights,” Billy Keane said.

It was a run that left Billy with a new­found sense of the rigours of life faced by women. And he’s ‘kilt’ from the large breasts af­ter the five nights of it.

They came to­gether with a lit­tle knowhow and a cou­ple of choice items at hand. “There was a shop in the panto and I took two bull’s eyes from it and stuck them onto the bal­loons as nip­ples!” Billy said.

And it worked a treat for great panto ban­ter on stage: “I might not have road frontage, but I have the kind of frontage that men like!” was one mem­o­rable quip.

Billy was also helped in his lines by Donal Whe­lan’s son, Michael, who was on stage with them. “I for­got my line,” Billy ex­claimed at one point, only to be hi­lar­i­ously chas­tised by Michael: “You might re­mem­ber them if you went to re­hearsals.”

Pho­tos by Dom­nick Walsh

Jim White, Billy Keane and Shane O’Donoghue clown­ing around in char­ac­ter ahead of their turn on the stage for the last night of Goody Two Shoes at Scoil Réalta na Mai­dine on Sun­day.

Spi­der girl Flo­rence Cor­ri­dan frames Billy Keane and Lu­cia O’Ma­hony back­stage at the Lis­towel Panto on Sun­day.

Pho­tos by Dom­nick Walsh

Hot stuff! Billy Keane gets ready for his dra­matic en­trance onto the stage at the boys’ school in the Lis­towel Pan­tomime Goody Two Shoes.

Meave Quil­ter, An­abell Walsh and Sarah Ma­hony ap­ply­ing the fi­nal touches be­fore tak­ing to the stage in Goody Two Shoes.

Robert Bun­yan all made-up and dressed for laughs back­stage at the panto.

Natalie Gor­czyk , Kaylin Mur­phy, Joe O’Ma­hony and Katie Trant.

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