Wednesday 22 November 2017

It's panto, but not as you know it


FED up of Sleeping Beauty? Sick of Snow White?

If that sounds like you then the Half Moon Theatre in Cork may have the perfect antidote to the traditional seasonal panto.

The ITSA Theatre Company will return to the venue next month with its Improvised Panto, offering people a welcome alternative to the traditional saccharine pantomime offerings.

It's panto alright, but not as we would normally expect it. So, if you are already up to your ears in elves and looking for something different, this is the show for you.

The company has gathered together some of Cork's funniest actors and improvisers to present a different pantomime every night, based on audience's requests.

Each performance with be totally improvised, meaning that nothing is prepared or scripted. In fact, the only thing you can expect is the unexpected, as the actors take a hilarious and outrageous trip through the dark side of some well know fairy tales.

They will do so without even the merest trail of breadcrumbs, instead relying on the audience to take the troop where they want them to go.

In this whole new world of panto, literally anything is possible, including bouts of singing, dancing, laughing, crying and the telling of some outrageous lies.

This is panto as you have never seen it before, but be warned this is not a show for the children so leave the smallies at home.

The Improviser Panto will run at the Half Moon from Friday, December 7 to Saturday, December 22 (expect for Sunday's). Tickets priced at €12/€15 are available from the Cork Opera House box office on 021 4270022 or at

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