'Snow White' panto raising funds for good causes

Published 16/01/2013 | 09:22

FIVE OF the Snow White panto perfomances have been given over to local schools and charities to raise funds, so if you buy your tickets for that night, you are supporting your favourite cause.

The Matinee show on Sunday January 20 will see proceeds divided between ABACAS school in Fair Street (Contact Jacinta Walsh - 087 240 7431 for tickets), St Mary's Parish School and the Girl Guides.

The evening performance is for Drogheda Town football club, Termonfeckin NS, Greenhills school, Clogherhead NS and the Samaritans.

Monday's show will raise funds for Louth Community, Kentstown NS and Mell Youth Club.

If you book your tickets for Tuesday, you will be supporting St Brigid's NS, St Patrick's NS, St Joseph's NS, Mell NS and Presentation school, Ballymakenny Road.

Wednesday's show will donate to Duleek NS, Sandpit NS, St Oliver's NS, an Breadain Feasa and Dyslexia Ireland.

' Tickets are going very well for all shows, with the nights for schools especially popular,' said a spokesman for the TLT.

' The first and last night are always popular, as well as the matinees, and we have planty of tickets left for the last weekend, but they tend to sell very quickly from now on, so hurry.'

Snow White will be on in the TLT from Sunday January 20 to 27, on nightly from 7.30pm, with matinees at 3pm on Sunday 20, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27.

Tickets are on sale in the TLT and CD World, with adults costing €15, children €10 and a family ticket €45 (2 adults & 2 children). CONOR TOLAN has a big smile on his face.

Perhaps it's because the 6th year student of St Mary's has no option but to kiss a pretty girl twice a day for a week, in his role as Prince Charming in the 2013 panto Snow White!

'She doesn't seem to mind, and sure it's going well,' he says of his starring part with Niamh Leddy, who plays Snow White in Fiona O'Connell's stage version.

'It's my third panto, and I've only ever had a few lines before, so it's a big change and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous, but I'm also very excited too.'

Conor says he was totally shocked when producer Fiona O'Connell told him early last October that he would be taking one of the lead roles.

'I was glad she showed such confidence in me, and she has written such a good show, and he really good with people, so I feel at ease with the part now, although all that could disappear when I set foot on stage on January 20!'

Besides that panto, Conor is no stranger to performing in public, having taken part in the Legends show last year. 'I have done drama with Kidkast, and love to sing, and I don't mind dancing, although all this romance stuff is a bit different,' he says with a smile.

'Niamh, who plays Snow White, is a wonderful girl, and she has looked after me. She is an older woman, and I have to kiss her a lot, but I was always taught to respect my elders!'

Conor will be sitting his Leaving Cert exams later this year, and with rehearsals since October and ten shows to do in coming weeks, how is the study going?

'It's typical that I got my big break the year of my exams, but my parents (Alan and Jackie) know I love the panto, and will still do the work,' the Meadowview student promises. 'I can bring the books during all the dress rehearsals and catch up.'

Brothers Alan, Lee and Shane will also be attending the shows. 'I don't mind them being there - they know every line already from home - but I am terrified to be on stage with Simple Simon (John Kirwan) because you never know what he'll say,' he admits.

'He is so funny, but the script goes out the window with him, but at least you'll be guaranteed a laugh, and maybe a different show each night.'

Snow White will be on in the TLT from Sunday January 20 to 27, on nightly from 7.30pm, with matinees at 3pm on Sunday 20, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27.

Tickets are on sale in the TLT and CD World, with adults costing €15, children €10 and a family ticket €45 (2 adults & 2 children).

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