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Saturday 21 April 2018

What a show!

Cast members and dancers.
Cast members and dancers.

Time is running out to catch this year's wonderful Rathnure Panto! 'A Fairytale Wedding - And You're Invited' has enjoyed an extremely successful run so far, leaving young and old in stitches. There are just three more shows left to catch - Wednesday, December 27 and Thursday 28 at 6 p.m. and Friday, December 29 at 7.45 p.m.

This year's colourful caper has enjoyed some wonderful feedback and the cast have had an absolute ball playing to packed houses in Rathnure Hall thus far, earning quite a few standing ovations along the way. A lot of work went into this year's production, with a cast totalling 70 people aged from five up to... well, that'd be telling!

This year's show sees the audience arrive at Princess Aurora aka Sleeping Beauty's wedding, where she about to be married to none other than the King himself, Elvis! However, the evil Maleficent, of whom everyone thought was dead, reappears to destroy Aurora's big day, placing a spell on her, that if one ray of sunshine hits her skin, she will die. In true Rathnure fairytale tradition, she must hide out at the local blood bank, run by Dracula, his countess and a host of other weird and wonderful characters.

The show has proved a real hit so far and it's easy to see just why the Rathnure Panto has become a part of Christmas tradition for so many. The cast and crew wish to extend their thanks to everyone who has enjoyed the production so far for their continued support. To book tickets for the final three shows, call the box office on 0870687801 or 0876954112.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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