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Above: Ciara Lyons as the Little Mermaid, Ariel (centre), David Crowley (Prince Eric) and Gaiety Panto Dame Joe Conlan (Chief Cook Granny Haddock)

This morning/afternoon.

King Street, Dublin 2.

This is no ordinary panto.

It’s the Gaiety Panto, which this year is The Little Mermaid and the theatre will be ‘transformed into a stunning kingdom under the sea’ from November 28 until January 9. 2022,

The Gaiety Theatre is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and the official birthday coincides with this year’s panto run.

Gaiety Theatre

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Above from left: Conor Keane (son of the late playwright John B Keane, who wrote Sive); Conor Doyle (godson of much-loved Dublin actor and comedian Jimmy O’Dea); Ellen Bonner of Riverdance; and Joe Conlan, Gaiety Pantomime Dame, with the An Post stamps celebrating 150 years of opening nights at the Gaiety

This afternoon.

King Street, Dublin 2.

An Post celebrates 150 years of opening nights at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre with a series of stamps that show scenes from Abdication’ (1948), ‘Dick Whittington’ (1957), ‘Riverdance’ (2017) and the Druid theatre company’s ‘Sive’ (2018) by John B. Keane.

Stamps available here

Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Rachel O’Byrne from the cast of The Dead, An Opera at  the Gaiety theatre in Dublin on August 7-8

This morning.

Via Irish Times:

Vaccinated people should be allowed to go to the theatre if it means more venues would be able to open their doors to larger audiences, the general manager of Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre has said.

Ahead of the first live audience returning to the theatre this weekend for the staging of The Dead, An Opera – a musical adaptation of James Joyce’s famous short story – Laura McGuigan said the theatre would be open to it. “If it meant we could have more capacity, it would make sense,” she said.

She added that theatres would be well equipped to manage such a system if it gets the go-ahead from the Government. And she anticipated there would be broad support from the industry and theatre goers for any such moves.


Call for vaccinated patrons to be allowed go to the theatre (Irish Times)


Above from left: John Molloy, Rachel O’Byrne, Kathy Rose O’Brien and Rachel O’Byrne from the cast of The Dead outside the Gaiety theatere in Dublin

This afternoon.

King Street, Dublin 2.

The cast of The Dead, a short opera of the short story by James Joyce, announce performances on August 7 and 8 at the Gaiety Theatre with audience members capped at 50 people. Jelly was among the side-dishes served during the Christmas party at the story’s centre.

Its arias will give you the Chivers.


Suit yourselves.

The Dead: An Opera (Gaiety Theatre)


This morning.

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin 2.

A clash of cultures as Ryoko Yagyu (right) who plays Odette in Ballet Ireland’s ‘Swan Lake’ (running at the Gaiety until the November 16) with Suzie Seweify (left) as Princess Jasmine in the Gaiety Panto ‘Aladdin’ (November 24 until January 5, 2020).

Swan Lake (Gaiety)

Aladdin (Gaiety)

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