Panto - top picks
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, until January 12, www.gaietytheatre.ie, 0818 719388
Snow White and Prince Valiant and all seven of the dwarfs will be fighting the wicked Queen .
Beauty and the Beast, Olympia Theatre, Dublin, until January 1, www.olympia.ie, 0818 719300
Apparently, it is going to be just Jamazing when John and Edward, aka Jedward, take to the stage as latter-day princes.
Jack and the Beanstalk, Tivoli Theatre, Dublin, until January 12, www.tivoli.ie, 01 4544472.
The annual show led by Sammy Sausages and Fair City's Bryan Murray will see them joined by beauties Nadia Forde and Michelle McGrath.
Cinderella, Lambert Puppet Theatre, Dublin, until January 5, www.lambertpuppettheatre.ie, 01 2800974.
There is something very special about the Lambert Puppet Theatre, -- memories are made for life.
Aladdin, Cork Opera House, until January 18, www.corkoperahouse.ie, 021 4270022
Starring Llandyll Gove in the title role.
Jack & the Beanstalk, Everyman Palace, Cork, until January 12, www.everymancork.com, 021 4501673.
Stars Cork's favourite dame, Jim Mulcahy, and doffs its cap at One Direction and Love/Hate.
Aladdin, University Concert Hall, Limerick, from December 20, www.uch.ie, 061 331549
Panto queen Adele King, aka Twink, is the Widow Twinkee. She will be joined by Leanne Moore as Princess Jasmine.
Peter Pan, The Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick, from December 28
Starring Emma O'Driscoll and dame Tim Cusack in this tale of the boy who never grows up and his friend Tinkerbell.
Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, Town Hall Theatre, Galway, from December 29, www.tht.ie, 091 569777
Renmore's 35th annual panto has been scripted by panto dame Peter Kennedy and promises comical courtiers, a wild witch and the charming little Renmore Smurfs.
Aladdin, Theatre Royal, Waterford, until December 29, www.theatreroyal.ie, 051 874402
Presented by the Waterford Panto Society and directed by Richie Hayes.
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