Mag­i­cal story of The Queen who Can­celled Christ­mas

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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)

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