Killorglin Panto presents its 54th annual panto 'ROBIN HOOD ' in January 2017
The show opens with a matinee on Saturday January 21st and runs till Sunday January 29th. Matinees on Saturday January 21st, Sunday January 22nd and Sunday 29th and nightly shows from Wednesday January 25th to Saturday January 28th
Tickets can be purchased from the Panto booking office from Monday January 9th at the at K.C.Y.M.S or by calling 066 9790961.
Why not purchase a Panto Voucher an ideal Christmas gift now available from the K.C.Y.M. S office.
Killorglin panto return to the INEC Killarney on Sunday 5th February 2017 @5pm
The group also travels to the INEC , Killarney for one performance on Sunday February 5th @ 5pm. Tickets now available on ticketmaster.ie or by contacting the INEC on 064 6671555
Is there another pantomime in Killorglin - The Kerryman
Few would argue with the assertion that Killorglin is a town with many ‘strings to its bow’ that range from its prowess as a sporting capital to one of vibrant community activism. But when it comes to engendering the most ancient form of theatrical entertainment and the traditions of the Italian “Cammedia dell’arte”, Killorglin Pantomime Group has stolen a march on many others.
Killorglin Panto have kept crowds laughing by the Laune since 1958 when Fr. Stack, Johnny Mangan, Liam Foley and Fr. O’Riordan first set about the task of raising funds for the CYMS in Killorglin by staging a pantomime. Little could they have envisaged back on that cold January evening in 1958 as the people sat laughing at “Snow White and the Seven Cromane Men” that those still dedicated to the popular and ever entertaining spectacle that is panto in Killorglin, would be busily preparing for rehearsals ahead of its latest production fifty-eight years on.
It is this very tradition of pantomime in Killorglin that will once again guide the group as it shortly commences its preparations ahead of its January performance of ‘Ma Dame Butterfly AKA Mrs. Aladdin’ which will mark an incredible 53rd performance for Killorglin Panto since its inception over half a century ago. But is Killorglin Panto only confined to Killorglin? Oh no it isn’t. The group also stage their performances around the county and have performed in Cork and Dublin, as well as appearing on RTE in 1965 and 2003. So you see while Killorglin Panto is constantly looking to the future in terms of its productions, it does so with one eye always resting on a proud past.
So why has Panto continued to be so successful over the years? “Well the key is the enthusiasm, energy and fun the performers bring to rehearsals and to the stage,” said Geraldine O’Sullivan of Killorglin Panto.
‘Ma Dame Butterfly AKA Mrs. Aladdin’ takes a light-hearted look at the traditional tale ‘Aladdin’ offering its own unique twist. As usual there is fast moving comedy, a lavish display of colourful costumes from Anne Mangan, lively music under the baton of Martin Hurley and Strictly Come Dancing choreography from Jackie O’Mahony. A huge chorus ensemble of over 40 singers/dancers; a show stopping scene with Killorglin’s ‘Kutest Kiddies’ and imaginative scenery from Mike Ahern make this a must see event. Finally, the role of Ma Dame Butterfly will be played by producer Extradoiniaire, Declan Mangan who is featuring in his 53rd Panto. This is a show you simply cannot afford to miss.
The show runs from Saturday January 16th and runs until January 20th. Tickets are available from the Panto booking office from Monday January 4th or by calling 066 9790961.
Booking office now open
Have you booked your Tickets for this years panto 'ROBIN HOOD'? Booking office opens on Monday Jan 9th and is located at the K.C.Y.M.S hall in Mill Road, Killorglin or by callling 066 9790961. Booking office open Monday to Friday from 11am to 5pm.
Killorglin Panto Sneak Preview - MaDame Butterfly AKA Aladdin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cbPeVVRtyg Thanks to Don McMonagle for the clip