I'm really looking forward to going to Smock Alley's Panto/Play this Christmas. Opening this Wednesday 13th December it promises to be something quite different from the 'He's behind you!' pantos.
Performed by Moonfish Theatre Company, it was on as part of the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival in Dublin earlier this year. It's bilingual and I haven't a word of Irish except 'ispini' so I've fingers crossed I won't be confused (it's not difficult I must admit). But it's a play for kids so how difficult can it be?
Billed as an 'alternative Christmas experience' the Theatre website says that it 'shines a dark light on the famous story, centring around a teenage boy who feels trapped between childhood and adulthood, living in a world alongside talking animals, fairies and ghosts'.
There are two matinees; 12.30pm and 2.30pm then an evening show at 7pm.
Compared to the expensive pantos on in Dublin the tickets are a great price; €15, €12 concessions and €40 family.