This Christmas a special tour will take to the roads of Ireland as Robert C Kelly presents the spectacular Christmas pantomime Beauty and the Beast at TLT Drogheda, National Opera House Wexford and INEC Killarney.
Robert C Kelly commented “After the huge success of our pantomimes elsewhere in the UK and Ireland we thought it time to take the show “on the road” and our full-scale pantomimes will now tour Ireland annually.
This year we are delighted to start with The TLT in Drogheda, The National Opera House in Wexford and the INEC in Killarney.”
Beauty and the Beast will feature a star-studded cast including comedian Karl Spain, Red Rock star Adam Weafer and from kids favourite, Twigin, RTÉjr star Clara Murray.
Limerick comedian Karl Spain familiar for his TV appearances including Karl Spain Wants a Woman, and Operation Transformation will play castle keeper, Bertie in the fabulous family pantomime. Hailed as “achingly funny” (The Sunday Times) Karl is a regular performer at Kilkenny Cat Laughs, the Galway Comedy Festival, the Vodafone Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Montreal Just for Laughs. He has performed in Australia, the US and South Africa and has toured with Kevin Bridges and Ed Byrne.
Ladies favourite and Red Rock star Adam Weafer will join the show as the loveable and misunderstood Beast. Clara Murray, who is well known to Irish audiences as a presenter of Twigin, Singalong, Pop Goes the Weekend on RTÉjr and will join this year’s pantomime as the feisty heroine, Belle.
Teresa McBride and Rozlyn Sheridan up and coming comedy duo and creators of the hilarious sell out show It’s Wine O’clock, currently taking Ireland by storm, will have you laughing all the way home! They’ll be joining the show as the hilarious Breda and Bridie, dim-witted servants to the Beast.
Red Rock alumnus John Lovett is also on board, adding a sprinkling of fabulousness to the show as he takes on the role of the glamourous Dame Lola. Michael Kiersey will play the selfie obsessed Gaston, who professes his love for the beautiful Belle (although not as much as he loves himself!) Damien Douglas will bring the panto fun factor as his silly but loveable sidekick Gascraic.
The show will be directed by Daniel Maguire and choreographed by Debbie Kiernan and features a combination of the biggest and most glamorous sets and costumes in Ireland and chart-topping hits of the past and present. Don’t miss this fabulous Christmas treat for all the family.