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Longford's Traditional Panto

Snow White: Leia Victory & Niamh O'Brien
Fairy Nuff: Mary Byrne
Daisy Doolittle: Colin Flynn
Billy: Damien 'Dougie' Douglas
Queen Evilene: Valerie Nola
Prince Harry: Jordan Bass
Tik & Tok: Davy Flaherty & Iarlaith O'Rourke
Huntsman: Conor McLoughlin

Chorus and Dancers: Evolution Stage School

Mirror Mirror on the wall...What is the greatest panto of all?
What kind of a question is that?! It's Snow White in Longford Panto Theatre at St. Mel's College of course!!

Join us this Christmas to see a magic mirror, a horrid stepmother, a poisoned apple and seven vertically challenged friends in a magical story bursting with songs, dance routines and side-splitting comedy! Will Snow White survive Queen Evilene's attempts to get rid of her? Will she find the love of her life and live happily ever after? There's only one place to find out.

After the phenomenal success of the sell-out Cinderella, in 2019, Stray Cat Productions returns, bigger and better, with the happiest, most magical show ever to hit Longford! Remember those lockdown blues?...well...They're behind you!!

Starring Ireland's favourite X-Factor finalist Mary Byrne as the benevolent Fairy Nuff and the hilarious Colin Flynn as Dame Daisy Doolittle, this promises to have adults and children alike laughing, singing and dancing in the aisles. Back by popular demand after his highly acclaimed performance as Buttons in Cinderella, the amazingly talented Damien 'Dougie' Douglas will be taking on the role of Billy, Snow White's silly but lovable BFF!

Longford's own powerhouse, Valerie Nolan, also returns, this time as the villainess Queen Evilene, and she is joined by her partners in crime Davy Flaherty and Iarlaith O'Rourke playing her idiot servants Tik and Tok.

The phenomenally talented duo of Leia Victory and Niamh O'Brien from Evolution Stage School will both share the role of Snow White for this year's extended run and joining them will be Ireland's brightest, up-and-coming musical theatre star, Jordan Bass, who plays the cheesy Prince Harry.

Local performer Conor McLoughlin completes a fabulous line-up as Queen Evilene's huntsman - who's terrified of blood!

Written and directed by Pat McElwain, choreographed by Tracey Carty, musically directed by Paul Hennessy and stage managed by Gerry McCann, the team that brought you Cinderella cannot wait to bring this classic tale to the stage this Christmas. Don't miss what promises to be a tremendous treat for all the family!

Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho, it's off to Longford's Traditional Panto we go!

Other Info: (Please note that a booking fee of €1.50 per ticket applies to all online bookings.)

Pantomime Facts:

In the Middle Ages a form of theatre developed called Commedia dell'arte. This was similar to a Pantomime. They told a story which had certain fixed characters: the lovers, the father, the servants etc. The Pantomime first arrived in England as a short entertainment (entr'acte) between opera pieces.

Principal boys were originally (and in some cases still are) played by women. The first principal boy role was played by Eliza Povey in 1819 – she was Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk at Drury Lane London.

There were two London theatres which used the classical stories in the performance of pantomime in the 18th century. Both were Lincoln’s Inn Fields Theatre and the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Both explored the usage of ballet and opera.