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'Beauty and the Beast'
Ciara Lyons as Belle stars alongside Linda Martin, Jedward (right) and the 100-strong cast of Beauty and the Beast as part of this year's Dublin Bus Christmas Panto at the Olympia Theatre from now until January 5. Tickets from www.ticketmaster.ie or from the Olympia Theatre box office.
This theatrical adventure of sheer magic will light up The Ark this Christmas. Join Annabelle as she discovers that her greatest gift was with her all along. This remarkable story, told without words, is set to original music written by Conor Mitchell. Running until December 30; see www.ark.ie
Music at The Mill
The Degani Ensemble and Cara O'Sullivan perform tonight at The Mill Theatre Dundrum, Dublin, at 8pm presented by Music Network. Multi-award winning O'Sullivan has risen to prominence as one of Ireland's leading sopranos. See www.milltheatre.ie