St Conleth’s Pantomime Troupe’s production of ‘Treasure Island’ will make its debut with a flourish of pirates, treasure, buccaneers, and Long John Silver from Saturday 25 January to Saturday 1 February next, with nightly shows starting at 8pm at St Contleth’s School Hall.
The show sees quite a few new cast members again this year including Megan Bodnar who takes on the role of ‘The Cannibal King’.
Megan hails from the United States and has lived here for the last six years, but she is no stranger to the stage having taken part in over fifteen stage productions back home.
Another new name on the cast list is Hayley Mc Cormack playing the part of Jim Hawkins.
Formerly a student of NUIM, Hayley is now studying Event Management.
“As every year we are thrilled to see new people come into our show and this year happily, is no exception,” said PRO Caroline McMullan.
“The usual stalwarts are still treading the boards too I am happy to report - Michael F. Malone as our trusty Dame, Aidan Duane as Captain Smellet, and Padraig Munnelly as Long John Silver to name but a few. And finally, a Panto would not be a Panto without its dancers, all one hundred and ten of them from six to sixteen. They are the bones of the show.”
The show is directed by Newbridge native Eoin Gannon, who is described as “bringing a whole new new way of thinking to the production’”with his fresh approach which will be visible on stage.
There will be two matinees on Sunday 26 at 2.30pm and Saturday 1 at 2.30pm only. Tickets cost €10 with concessions for children and senior citizens on selected nights. Tickets are available in the Parish Office.