05 Jul 2022

Limerick panto pals make a return for some festive family-friendly fun

Limerick panto pals make a return for some festive family-friendly fun

Richie Hayes (Bubbles) and Myles Breen (Dame Noni) will return to the stage at UCH this week | PICTURES: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

WHILE the traditional Panto season in Limerick has been impacted by Covid-19 for the second year in a row, one fun family-friendly show is set to proceed at University Concert Hall this festive season.

The ‘A Lot Like Christmas’ production, featuring Richie Hayes (Bubbles) and Myles Breen (Dame Noni) will take place between December 27 (Monday) and New Year's Eve.

Featuring a screening of the iconic, animated film The Snowman, with live narration, A Lot Like Christmas will also see the welcome return of some of your favourite panto pals.

Originally published in 1978, The Snowman, created and illustrated by Raymond Briggs has become one of the world’s most popular children’s books selling in excess of 8.5 million copies worldwide and being translated into over 15 languages.

This well-loved book was adapted for screen by producer John Coates, leading to the Oscar nominated animation with iconic score which first aired in 1982 and has been broadcast on a global scale including Asia, Europe and North America.

Tickets are on sale now at and all performances will take place in accordance with the current Covid-19 guidelines.

Shows will take place at 2.30pm and 5.30pm daily and the production is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

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