Moville Panto back with Jack and the Beanstalk

The cast of Little Red Riding Hood in dress rehearsal for tonight's premiere in St Eugene's Hall, Moville. (2101PG87)
The cast of Little Red Riding Hood in dress rehearsal for tonight's premiere in St Eugene's Hall, Moville. (2101PG87)

The ever popular Moville Panto is back next week with the famous pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk.

After an eighteen year break, The Moville Musical Society reformed last year, and after the hugely success Little Red Riding, the group have joined together once more to put on another memorable performance.

Starting this Wednesday, 25th January, the Panto will run until Sunday 5th February, in St Eugene’s Hall, with the exception of Monday 30th January for Bingo.

From a small committee of a few dedicated people, the Panto group has grown into a crew and cast into over one hundred people, a phenomenal feat for such a small community group.

From the beauticians to the musicians and the actors to the stage makers and ticket sellers, this pantomime has included all members at the community in a very special way, each of which as important as the person before.

As well as this, the Panto consists of a senior chorus of 16 people, a junior chorus of 18 people and 12 vital fairies

Last year producer John McIntyre initiated the revival of Moville Musical Society after an absence of 18 years with the production of Red Riding Hood - a sell out show which received rave reviews.

“The committee are overwhelmed with the support already received from local people and businesses and we are looking forward to another sell out production this year,” said John.

A big success story from last year’s performance was the inclusion of Tom Evans as musical director, and the Musical Society were over the moon to have him back again.

Along with Tom, there will be a few familiar faces back on board, including Maurice McGeady as the Giant, Sean Holmes as Flesh Creep, and Shane Carey, who recently wowed crowds in Comedy Drama Widow’s Paradise, will be returning to play the part of Mrs Trot.

As well as the familiar faces, there is a whole host of new characters of all ages, including Killian Dougal as Jack, Evie McGuinness as Flower Fairy and Seamus McElhinney as Mr Trot.

So get yourself along to St Eugene’s Hall this Wednesday for the premiere of Jack and Beanstalk. Doors Open at 7.15, and the shows starts at 8pm

There will be a Matinee show on Sunday 29th with doors opening at 2.15pm [the show starts at 3.00pm]

Tickets cost just €6 for adults and children under 12 are just €3 euro. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are on sale from 11.30am - 2.30pm in the Family Resource Centre office.

Main Cast (In order of appearance): Clarence: Ciaran Keogh, King Satupon: John Killen, Spick: Ciaran Boyce, Span: Patrick McGinley, Princess: Mandy Bredin, Flesh Creep: Sean Holmes, Weasel: Katie McKinley, Flower Fairy: Evie McGuinness, Jack: Killian Dougal, Daisy: Louise McDermott & Laura Ryan, Mrs Trot: Shane Carey, Giant: Maurice McGeady, Mr Trott: Seamus McElhinney. Producer: John McIntyre, Director / Script Editor: John McGilloway, Musical Director: Tom Evans, Choreography: Sheila McLaughlin, Front of House Manager: Maura Harkin, Costumes: Carolyne O’Donovan