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Tuesday, 17th December, 2019 7:00pm

The Story of Panto in Dublin


The Story of Panto in Dublin


An Arabian tale of true love, magic wishes and dastardly dealings, this year’s Gaiety Panto will excite and delight all ages with the extra helping of song, dance, slapstick and laughter that you would expect from the Gaiety’s festive extravaganza.

There’s a stellar cast of favourites including Joe Conlan as Widow Twankey, Nicholas Grennell as Abanazer, West End talent Julian Capolei as Aladdin and the gorgeous Suzie Seweify as Princess Jasmine. For details see

The Story of Panto in Dublin

This exhibition from Dublin City Library and Archive traces the history of the pantomime tradition in our capital city through the stories of its theatres and its entertainers.

It takes audiences down memory lane with material relating to the Theatre Royal and the Queen’s Theatre, as well as from the collections of Jimmy O’Dea, Vernon Hayden, Cecil Sheridan and Noel Purcell.

It runs until the end of January at Pearse Street Library. Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm and admission is free.


This year’s Cheerios Panto is Cinderella and it’s moved to the ‘Pantodome’ at Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. Starring Alan Hughes, Rob Murphy, Jenny Dixon, Jake Carter and Paul Ryder the Cheerios Panto is a modern tradition for many Dublin families and it’s running until January 5. For more details visit or call 01-9060111.

Cinderella: the Story of Cinders and Her Fella

The Olympia Theatre panto offers a take on Cinderella with a glittering celebrity line-up, traditional panto values and the funniest script.

There’s something for everyone in this magical show with stars of stage and screen and social media’s biggest and brightest.

Running from Friday, December 20 until Saturday, January 4, there are matinee and evening shows most days. For full details see

The Three Musketeers

TheatreworX is back with this year’s Helix Panto The Three Musketeers. TheatreworX is renowned for its hilarious scripts with the perfect cast resulting in the best family Christmas outing.

With audience favourites Aidan Mannion and Colin Hughes returning along with Chris Corroon’s Lola amongst others, this year’s production is set to tickle the funny bone yet again.

It’s running until January 19. For details see





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