Musical Society invites panto fans to have a merry old time at Old King Cole

Carrick Musical Society will give kids and adults plenty to laugh and sing about at The Strand Theatre throughout next week when its stages its annual Halloween panto “The Adventures of Old King Cole”.

Carrick Musical Society will give kids and adults plenty to laugh and sing about at The Strand Theatre throughout next week when its stages its annual Halloween panto “The Adventures of Old King Cole”.

The show, which opens on Sunday with a matinee performance, is one of the late Dick Meany’s many pantomimes and is considered to be one of his funniest.

Padraig Sheehan is directly the panto and also starring as Old King Cole.

He is being helped by a fabulous new production team of Amy Walsh (Choreographer) and Siobhan Grace (Musical Director).

The story follows Old King Cole, his beloved daughter Viola (Nicole Smith) and her charming young love interest Robin (Matt Williams) on a side splitting adventure that takes us to places like Hawaii and the Moon.

This cast includes familiar faces like Fergus Power as the hilarious panto dame, Audi Murphy, Louise Mulcahy, Jenny Hogan, Paula O’Dwyer and Deckie Robinson along with some newer, but no less memorable additions, like Bobby Landers and James Dooley.

Many of the Musical Society’s young Academy of Performing Arts members as well as past member are also taking part in the show

Carrick-on-Suir Musical Society PRO Ray Nolan said they hoped everyone who attends the panto over its eight day run will really enjoy themselves and pointed out that the Society very much appreciated the support it received from the local community.

The show’s first matinee performance is this Sunday, October 21 at 3pm and it will run nightly at 7.30pm until Sunday, October 28. The final show will also be a 3pm matinee.

Tickets cost €12 and €15 with family tickets and group concessions available from the box office in the theatre or by phoning (051) 645050 between 11am and 1pm, 2pm and 4pm Monday to Friday.