Its that time of year again when the timeless characters of fairyland, introduced in our childhood, call us to cast aside the cares and worries for a long journey into fantasy land with fairies, kings, princes and villians and for a while enter the land of make believe and magic where all dreams come true. Laughter, gaiety, music, song and dance spell magic- the magic of Pantomime as presented by Tipperary Pantomime Society who this year will present “Babes in the Wood” at the Marian Hall Tipperary from 18th to the 21st January.
Its 28 years since Tipperary Pantomime Society ‘s first production. Over the years the society has perfected its presentation and now has become an important part of the Christmas season.
“Babes” has a cast of eighty including 17 principals and involves over one hundred people. And to add a little spice to the original story producer Paddy Ryan has added such popular characters as Robin Hood and his merry men, the loveable Friar Tuck, the beautiful Maid Marion and the Good King Richard aided and abetted by many comical characters, including the dame “Nurse Maxidrawers” to add lots ot colour and sparkle for this production the society has gone to great expense to provide period costumes, spectacular sets will provide the background for the pantomime, which is literally interspersed with popular music, a wide variety of dance with first class musical backing and special lighting effects to provide the necessary traditional atmosphere that goes into making a show a success.
The music and songs have been specially chosen to suit all tastes and age groups. Having written his own special script for “Babes in the Wood” Paddy Ryan has produced a storyline that’s guaranteed to keep even the youngest members of the audience spellbound from start to finish, full of riveting stuff with the poor “Babes” having to outwit villians and treachery at every turn as they make their way through the woods to safety. The rather demanding roles of the “Babes” will be played on alternate nights by Katie Russell, Sinead Roche, Kayleigh Ryan and Kelsey Martin.
The Tipperary Pantomime Society gives us the opportunity to enjoy local talent at its very best, let’s not forget that the society bridges all age groups from the young to the not so young, they all combine to bring you entertainment of the very best flavour in a truly family show. Live entertainment is better than anything you all see on the “box” so, bearing that in mind why not make a date with the Tipperary Pantomime Society from the 18th to the 21st january 2012 in the Marian Hall Tipperary and see Tipperary town tradition of live entertainment at it’s very best.
Booking is now available at Joe Whelan’s, Main St. Tipperary. Ticket hotline 087 6502832