Magical story of The Queen who Cancelled Christmas
MAGIC AND mischief will fill the air this Christmas as Dry Rain Theatre Company returns to the Whale Theatre, with their enchanting tale of The Queen who Cancelled Christmas.
Written and directed by local playwright David O’Brien The Queen who Cancelled Christmas promises to be a visually beautiful and entertaining performance that will take the audience on a mystical journey.
The story follows feathered friends, Robin (played by Ciaran Coogan) and Swan (played by Emma O’Brien) as they embark on a daring adventure through the snowy forest to try and stop the kingdom’s naughty Queen (played by Tara Nixon O’Neill) from cancelling Christmas... but will they succeed?
With original music by Irish composer Donal Rafferty, a host of colourful characters and lots of fun, this glorious production is the perfect Christmas treat for families with children aged 3years and older.
Dry Rain Theatre Company is renowned for its innovative approach to theatre and the Whale expressed their delight at having their first ever Christmas show produced by Dry Rain.
‘We are delighted to have a Christmas show at the Whale Theatre this year, Dry Rain have always produced very interesting theatre and this promises to be an extremely colourful family show that I immensely look forward to seeing,’ said Whale founder Ross McParland.
‘The Queen who Cancelled Christmas will appeal to the child in all of us,’ said playwright David O’Brien, ‘as it contains a perfect mix of fun, suspense and Christmas magic.’
The show runs from Friday, December 28, to Sunday, December 30, with performances at 1 p.m. and 3 3p.m. each day.
To get tickets online, go to whaletheatre.ie.
Emma O’Brien (who plays Swan), Tara Nixon O’Neill (who plays the Queen) and Ciaran Coogan (who plays Robin)