Moville pantomime returns

Maurice McGeady and Cassie Lafferty as Robin and Marion in last year's pantomime.
Maurice McGeady and Cassie Lafferty as Robin and Marion in last year's pantomime.

‘Oh no it isn’t, oh yes it is,’ it’s that time of year again when Moville opens its doors to its eagerly awaited pantomime.

This year, Moville Musical Society will present ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ from the 29th January to Sunday, 8th February.

With this being their 5th pantomime, the society has decided on running two Sunday matinees, which are always a huge hit with the children. They will also run a total of 10 shows beginning on the 29th, followed by a Saturday and Sunday matinee, returning on Wednesday, February 4th until the finale on Sunday 8th.

John McIntyre, the show producer for the past five years told the ‘Journal:’ “It seems like only yesterday when Eamon McLaughlin spurred me on to have a meeting in the town to bring back Moville pantomime after an 18 year lull. It’s been great to have been able to meet and work with some very good people. Also, with new people joining every year the show just keeps going from strength to strength. With Mandie Bredin as the director, Tom Evans as the musical director and Sheila McLaughlin as the choreographer, they really do work well together in presenting another very good and entertaining pantomime.”

Maura Harkin was responsible for producing the script and the cast has also being very busy over the last few weeks with rehearsals taking place two nights a week.

John said: “As I am not in it myself this year it’s great to be able to sit back at rehearsal and watch so many people get up on stage and have a great big smile and a right ‘aul’ giggle to themselves”. When it comes to a great pantomime, you don’t need Broadway when you have Moville Musical Society in St Eugene’s Hall.”

From front stage to back stage, from tea ladies to ushers, from lights to sound and the cast itself, around a total of 100 people will work every night to make the show possible and with great help from the local businesses in the area .

The show kicks off on Thursday, 29th January. There will be no evening show on Sunday, 1st, Monday 2nd or Tuesday 3rd February, Doors open at 7.15pm and the show commences at 8pm with two Sunday matinees commencing at 3pm with doors opening at 2.15pm. Tickets are priced at six euro for adults and three euro for children under 12 years. Tickets go on sale in St.Eugene’s Hall on Saturday 24th January at 11am.