Saturday 24 March 2018

Panto society flying high as Peter Pan gets ready to hit the stage

DROGHEDA PANTOMIME Society returns to a more traditional format with Fiona O'Connell's second production, bringing back a Dame, and promising more magic than ever before.

Tickets are already on sale for this year's production of the children's class Peter Pan, and they are said to be already 'flying' out the door.

And that's not the only thing flying!

'Anyone who has ever seen the film knows there's a fair bit of flying in it, and you won't be disappointed with the Peter Pan pantomime in Drogheda this year,' said Fiona, who has been involved in the Drogheda Pantomime Society for 34 years.

'Keep watching overhead during the show, and you never know who you might see flying above you!'

In its 64th year, this is one of the most ambitious productions the town will have ever seen, and promises colour, fantasy, fun, and of course features the one and only Simple Simon, who ensures a great night of entertainment for young and old.

But will he take to the skies?

'You'll just have to buy a ticket and find out,' said Fiona with a laugh. 'They are on sale now in the TLT box office or online.'

One thing that can be promised is lots of laughs and entertainment, with the Clive Fitzpatrick playing the Dame for the first time.

'Clive has been involved with the panto for years, and he will have the audience in stitches, along with John Kirwan as Simon,' she said.

'Like last year, there will be lots of singing and dancing, and the voluntary work from all the cast is a brilliant achievement for all members involved, the commitment that they have given in rehearsals ensures that this show will be the best one to date.'

Taking the main roles will be brother and sister Calum and Kerrie Martin as Peter Pan and Wendy, and last year's prince Conor Tolan will delight as Freckle Freddie this year.

Be sure not to miss this fantastic magical show of Peter Pan, which will be on in the TLT from January 19 until January 26 with tickets priced €11 for children, €16 for adults or a family ticket of two adults and two children just €49.

Drogheda Independent