It’s panto time again in Kilcar as Pinocchio comes to town.
This is the classic tale where an old woodcarver Joepetto (Patrick McShane) carves a wooden puppet Pinocchio (Gareth O Donnell) is brought to life by the Blue Fairy (Carmel Lyons). Under the guidance of Jiminy Cricket (Paul Hegarty), they embark on an adventure of fuffilling Pinocchio’s dream of becoming a real boy.
Along the way, he encounters some nose problems and meets lots of characters including the evil puppet master Stramboli (Adrian Molloy) and his dastardly duo Murt and Burt (Trina McShane and John Joe McBrearty) who kidnap Pinocchio.
So the rescue operation to save Pinocchio is not a straight forward operation for Joepetto, Mama Murphy (Grainne McBrearty), Maria (Katy McShane) and company as they battle against the odds to save Pinocchio in time.
Director Kevin Lyons anticipates a brilliant show once again. He said: “There’s a nice story to it and we have great mix of talent this year, with the usual suspects, along with students from Colaiste Na Carraige who make up the chorus line, plus a few characters that were coaxed out of retirement!”
Producer Adrian Molloy is also very happy with the show. “Lots of hours rehearsing have gone into it.” He also paid tribute to the stage manager, the Welsh wizard Em Roberts, for his Trojan work behind the scenes and gave special praise also to Shane Breslin for his choreography.
It’s a must see show for all the family and a nice way to start your Easter holidays off.
Come along to the Parish Hall where the show runs nightly at 8pm from Wednesday, April 9 to Sunday, April 13.
Admission €10 for adults and €5 for kids.