The Queen Who Cancelled Christmas (Whale Theatre, Greystones)

Magic and mischief will fill the air this Christmas as Dry Rain Theatre Company returns to the Whale Theatre, with their enchanting tale of The Queen who Cancelled Christmas. 

Written and directed by local playwright David O’Brien The Queen who Cancelled Christmas promises to be a visually beautiful and entertaining performance that will take the audience on a mystical journey.

The story follows feathered friends, Robin (played by Ciaran Coogan) and Swan (played by Emma O’Brien) as they embark on a daring adventure through the snowy forest to try and stop the kingdoms naughty Queen (played by Tara Nixon O’Neill) from cancelling Christmas…but will they succeed?

With original music by Irish composer Donal Rafferty, a host of colourful characters and lots of fun, this glorious production is the perfect Christmas treat for families with children aged 3years+.

Dry Rain Theatre Company is renowned for its innovative approach to theatre and the Whale expressed their delight at having their first ever Christmas show produced by Dry Rain.

“We are delighted to have a Christmas show at the Whale Theatre this year, Dry Rain have always produced very interesting theatre and this promises to be an extremely colourful family show that I immensely look forward to seeing” says Whale founder Ross McParland.

The Queen who Cancelled Christmas will appeal to the child in all of us”, says playwright David O’Brien, “as it contains a perfect mix of fun, suspense and Christmas magic”.  Recommended for ages 3+, this production is a charmer that will leave the entire family magically afloat in merriment.

The Queen who Cancelled Christmas takes to the stage for 3 days only at Whale Theatre, Theatre Lane, Greystones, Co. Wicklow so pick up your tickets today and share a magical theatrical experience with the entire family.

The show runs from Friday 28th – Sunday 30th December 2018 at 1pm & 3pm each day.

Tickets: €14 (adult) /€13 (children).

For Box Office reservations contact Whale Theatre on: (01) 2010 550 or for free online booking visit

Photo credit: Keith Gordon Photography. (L-R) Emma O’Brien (who plays Swan), Tara Nixon O’Neill (who plays the Queen) and Ciaran Coogan (who plays Robin)

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