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A scene from Cinderella at Cork’s Everyman Theatre last Christmas

This afternoon.

Cork’s The Everyman, and CADA Performing Arts Academy have called off this year’s pantomime due to tough rona public safety measures.

Indoor gatherings are currently permissible for up to 50 people, with the expectation that this will increase from August 10.

Jean Kearney writes:

Even with an easing of restrictions, it is unrealistic to successfully programme a show as complex as the annual pantomime under the 2m social distancing measures, which would allow for a maximum of 85 people in the auditorium of The Everyman at one time, including the artists on stage.

The cancellation is an incredible setback for The Everyman with far-reaching implications…and  a massive disappointment to the 31,000 audience members that come each year for their traditional family outing to the pantomime at The Everyman…

The Everyman

Pic: Miki Barlok

Cast members from The Helix Panto, The Three Musketeers with , from left: Kevin Dempsey, Corporate Fundraising Manager; Claire Tighe, CEO of TheatreworX Productions and Michael Brady, General Manger of The Helix,

This morning.

Collins Avenue, Dublin 9

The cast of The Helix Panto, The Three Musketeers announce a special designated show in aid of Barretstown Children’s Charity which will take place on Thursday, December 12, with ALL proceeds on the night going directly to the charity.

Oh yes they did.

Ian Collins writes:

Tickets for this special charity show are priced at €21.50 per seat which will help raise much needed funds for Barretstown

Earlier this year, Dublin City University [home of the Helix] announced a three-year partnership with Barretstown Children’s Charity to support their work with children and their families living with serious illness.

Tickets here

The Helix


Above from left: Jenny Dixon as the Fairy Godmother, Jake Carter as Prince Charming, Alan Hughes, and Michele McGrath as the Wicked Stepmother


Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8.

The sleb-studded launch of the Cheerios Panto Cinderella [from Karl Broderick and Alan Hughes] at the new PANTODOME at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham which runs from December 5- January5

Oh yes it is.

Check for yourself.

Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

Stop that!

This morning.

Helix Theatre, DCU, Dublin.

Irish Tenor, Paul Byrom as Lord Beautface (above left with Chris Corroon as Dame Lola] at the launch of The Helix 2019 Pantomime, The Three Musketeers.

Paul  will play the role of Lord Beautface a new production of the Dumas classic which runs from Friday, November 22 until  January 19, 2020 in the Helix.

Tickets are priced from €17.50 (booking fees apply) and are on sale (at link below).

Oh, yes they are.

Three Muskateers (Helix)

Leon Farrell/Photocall ireland


You shall go the the hipster panto.

NFA Enterprises writes:

We’re a new theatre company performing ‘Cinderella’ a pop-up Panto this Christmas in Wicklow and Celbridge….

We will have local performing arts and dance schools on stage with us and would love if you could give us a shout out.

We’re playing:

Brockagh Resource Centre in Laragh on the 16th and 17th of December…

Celbridge GAA Club on the 14th and 15th of January…

Contact us on our Facebook Page (link below) for more details…

Cinderalla (Facebook)

Kay McLeod writes:

Dear Broadsheet,

There’s a poster for this someone’s put up in my workplace. Confuses me every time I see it. Raises so many questions! Are those real tattoos? Aren’t pantomimes really hard work? He’s lovely actually, isn’t he? And also: how did this come about? What is this? Where am I?

(Pix: Simon Cossens)

Do they still believe in fairytales?

Have they heard Michael Lowry’s Tipp FM interview?

Would they like to go  to the panto this Christmas?

We have one – yes ONE – family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) to see Cinderella at the Gaiety Theatre [Dublin] this Xmas in association with Tayto (spoiler alert: The handsome Prince likes salt ‘n’ vinegar). to give away.

To enter, Just finish this sentence.

The child/children that I know deserves/deserve the panto tickets because…

Lines close at 4.55pm 6pm 8pm

Open to parents, uncles, aunts and godparents

Cinderella at The Gaiety Theatre (with Tayto)

No cash, favours, etc. were given for this post other than the prize

There was lots of “Hello sailor” yesterday as Torchwood star John Barrowman met up with The Krankies again.

Glasgow-born John was back in his home town to launch Robinson Crusoe And The Caribbean Pirates at the tall ship Glenlee.

He and Krankies Ian and Janette Tough teamed up last year in Aladdin and they will be reunited for the SECC panto from December 17 to January 7.

In fact, John can’t wait to jump into bed with them.

He said: “I’m Robinson and my twin is Jimmy Crusoe. It’s like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in Twins.

“My dad is Captain Crusoe played by Ian. There is a big bedroom scene where we all go to bed. That will be hysterical.”




Yesterday at the Olympia. Cinderella and her two fairy godbrothers. For all you Jedheads (you can stop writing now). Just click the arrows at the side and view the first twins since the ones in The Shining to scare the bejasus out of Broadsheet.

(All pix by Photocall Ireland)