Fermoy panto a real treat – oh yes it is!
HE has danced at Lughnasa, acted alongside Vinnie Jones and Michael Madsen, and co-written hurling's answer to I Keano.
Now Fermoy man Kevin McCormack and his panto production team are promising to get the New Year off to the brightest possible start with their latest offering of family fun, farce and frolics.
Cinderella will run at the Corrin Events Centre over the last two weeks of January, with Kevin strutting his stuff as Cheryl Hardup, one of the ugly sisters. Kevin is no stranger to the world of panto, having previously produced and starred in shows at the Cork Opera House and produced the annual offering at the Fermoy Community Centre.
He is looking forward to the change of venue for this year's panto, pointing out that this will be the first theatrical production to be staged at the venue since it opened.
"Myself and everyone on the team are buzzing about the prospect of holding the show at the Corrin Events Centre. If it's good enough for Phil Coulter, Tommy Tiernan and Jimmy McCarthy, it's good enough for Cheryl Hardup," he joked.
"Catherine Dorgan and her team at the centre have been a pleasure to deal with and everyone is committed to making sure that Cinderella will be an occasion that everyone will remember," he added.
The show will feature a strong cast in the principal roles ably supported by a kid's chorus made up of more than 100 children from Fermoy and the surrounding areas.
"January can be a dark month in every sense of the word. This show will be the perfect antidote to those post-Christmas blues," Kevin promised.
"There will be plenty of fun and a few surprises along the way," he added.
Tickets for Cinderella, which will on Jan 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinee performances on January 19 and 26, cost €12 from Hanley's in Fermoy or Corrin Events Centre on 015 31611.