Tis the Season of Christmas Pantomime’s, so don’t stray too far and loose a Shoe, Arklow Panto Creations are back with their 2017 Panto “Cinderella” in the Arklow Sports & Leisure Centre
After their successful first year in 2016 with the Pantomime “Aladdin” it is no surprise that the group have come back this year with their rendition of the all-time favourite classic “Cinderella.” The cast and crew have been working effortlessly to bring the town of Arklow a fun filled, family friendly show with of course a few innuendos thrown in for the adults too, “oh yes there is.”
Arklow Panto Creation’s Chairman Brendan Kenny is making his directorial debut with this year’s Pantomime as well as taking up the part of “Buttons”. “Aly Coyne will be joining the group this year as the choreographer with the aid of Dance Captains Jessica Codd & Anna Kenny, as well as the very talented Avril O’Toole who will be this year’s vocal coach.
“The cast this year have exceeded every expectation and are working extremely hard to give you an even better show than last year and one that everyone can enjoy,” mentioned Brendan Kenny.
Cinderella will be played by Georgina Lawless and her Prince Charming will be Ben O’Beirne. The pair that will be Cinderella’s Ugly Stepsisters are none other than last year’s Genie, Patrick Bracken who will take the role of Tia and the talented Robert Donnelly who will be Maria. The wicked Stepmother will be Simone Armstrong and Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother will be Deirdre Quinn. Anna Kenny will also be taking on the role of Dandini with John Redmond joining the cast as King Charming along with his two Herald’s, Gerry Doran and Anna Katie Davis.
The Children’s Chorus which consist of 47 children gave a little teaser of what to expect at the Fishes & Loaves Concert, Sharon Kenny, Committee Member mentioned that “The children are such a great bunch, we have a few returning faces from last year and they are so excited to perform the finished result for their friends and family as well as entertain the people of Arklow.”
The group had three sold out shows in 2016 and are confident this year will be the same as tickets are selling extremely well. There will be three evening performances as well as a Matinee. The premiere show will be on Thursday 28th December at 7pm followed by two more shows at 7pm on Friday 29th December and Saturday 30th December. The Matinee Show at 2pm will be held on Friday 29th December.
Arklow Pantomime Creations would also like to take this opportunity to thank all their sponsors as well as a special word of thanks to TJ O’Mahony’s who have come on board this year as their main sponsor and to the Coral Leisure Centre for their continued support and allowing them to transform the leisure centre into a theatre.
Tickets are available online on www.arklowpanto.com or in Bridgewater Shopping Centre on Friday 8th December from 10am-8pm. For Further Information you can contact the group via Facebook or by calling Sharon on 085 282 0770.