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It wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to the Gaiety Panto! 

Join us as we take you on a magical carpet ride to this year's Gaiety Pantomime, Aladdin. 

An Arabian tale of true love, magic wishes and dastardly dealings, this year's Panto will excite and delight all ages with the extra helping of song, dance, slapstick and laughter that you would come to expect from the Gaiety's festive extravaganza.

The mystical 'Cave of Desire' holds the magic lamp that can only be recovered by one of true heart. Our hero Aladdin, is tricked by his devious "Uncle" into retrieving the lamp and we enter a world of wonder and awe as our 'Genie of the Lamp' makes his wishes come true. However, be careful what you wish for as you may end up with more than you bargained for…!

With a stellar cast of favourites including Joe Conlan as 'Widow Twankey' and Nicholas Grennell as 'Abanazer' we also introduce to you West End talent Julian Capolei as 'Aladdin' and the gorgeous 'Suzie Seweify' as 'Princess Jasmine'.

This is no ordinary panto, it's the Gaiety Panto!

Tickets from €19.50 (including booking fee and restoration levy) are on sale now from Ticketmaster and the Gaiety Theatre Box Office. 

Performances from November 24, 2019 until January 5, 2020.

The Gaiety Theatre has hosted the annual Christmas Panto each year since 1873.

Today, families come from far and wide to experience the Gaiety Christmas Panto and for many it has become as much a family Christmas tradition as Santa himself!

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As everyone has discovered, The Olympia Theatre Pantomime is now the must see Panto in Dublin. 

Ireland’s funniest family Panto is back and bigger than ever – it’s simply unmissable. With a glittering celebrity line-up, traditional Panto values and the funniest script, this year will be as star studded and surprising as ever. There’s something for everyone in this magical panto with stars of stage and screen and social media’s biggest and brightest.

‘CINDERELLA: The Story of Cinders and Her Fella’ is one show you can't miss.

Returning to this year’s show is Fair City soap star Ryan Andrews who stars as the hilarious Olly. Fair City's Maclean Burke stars as the outrageous Dame Polly! 

Joining Polly and Olly, are none other than social media stars James Patrice (Fairy Godbrother) and Erin McGregor  (Ugly Sister)

They will be joined by Xpose’s Nadine Reid (Ugly Sister), Riverdance and Prodijig’s Zoe Talbot (Cinderella) and hilarious Dublin comedian Al Foran as Prince Charming. 

Throw in Panto Baddie Veteran Rob Vickers and a cast of over 100 of Ireland’s most talented kids, this Panto is a sure-fire showstopper! 

And finally, Simon Delaney will be directing this year's show. 

Cinderella – The Story of Cinders & Her Fella runs from Friday, December 20 ,2019 until Saturday, January 4, 2020. 

Tickets for the Christmas Panto ‘CINDERELLA: The Story of Cinders and Her Fella’ are on sale now from ticketmaster.ie – Ticketmaster outlets nationwide, or in person from The Olympia Theatre Box Office and by calling Ticketmaster @The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330. 

Don’t miss Dublin’s funniest Panto for all the family.

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Christmas and New Years is the magical time of year to pop the question.

This time around, James Patrice's sister Vanessa was the lucky lady.

Taking to his Instagram, the influencer announced the cute news and his reaction was priceless.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Uploading a group shot of the fam and the couple, James is clearly delighted with the happy news.

"Congrats Vanessa and Sean, can’t even cope," he captioned the shot, alongside a ring emoji.

If you're trying to stalk the newly engaged couple, you're out of luck.

Vanessa isn't on social media but she is featured throughout James.

In his stories, James is still buzzing from the news as he put up a series of hilarious snaps.

He wrote: "Gals, I'm so excited" with a crying emoji.

James added in another GAS selfie and reiterated that he "can't cope" – ADORABLE.

What a way to start 2019, congrats to the couple and the entire family.

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Following the allegations levelled against stand-up comedian and radio and TV presenter, Al Porter, in recent days, the Tallaght-native has stepped down from various high-profile positions.

In addition to taking a break from hosting Blind Date and  presenting his radio slot on Today FM, it was also confirmed that the 24-year will no longer been appearing in pantomime, Polly and The Beanstalk.

This morning, it was announced that Porter will be replaced by Rory Cowan of Mrs Brown's Boys and Gogglebox fame.

Taking to Twitter, the Olympia Theatre confirmed the change in line-up, writing: "Excited at the news @1rorycowan is on board for Polly & The Beanstalk!"

According to the post, the 58-year-old actor is overjoyed at the prospect of taking part in the production, and thrilled to perform at the iconic Dublin venue.

"Rory Cowan said “I am very happy to be joining the cast of The Olympia Theatre panto. I am a huge panto fan and treading the hallowed boards of The Olympia is a privilege for me”.

Porter's response to the allegations has been mixed, but many have taken umbrage with the focus he placed on his so-called persona.

"He's just being "outrageous" tho. Honestly that statement may top Spacey's," wrote one while another added: "Blame it on the persona…That'll go down well."
 

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Wee Nialler from One Direction is a fan (we can’t blame him), and he’s recently appeared on the likes of the Late Late.

Then there’s his recent UK TV debut – made earlier this year on BBC’s Live At The Apollo.

Yes, serious hat-tip to funnyman Al Porter, aka the youngest lad to ever headline his own show in Vicar Street.

That and his latest offering is completely hilarious.

He’s back in the Dublin city centre venue later this evening and tomorrow – before moving on to the likes of Drogheda, Wexford, and Kerry.

But it was a warm-up gig in Bray, Co Wicklow last night that has us dyin’. And in particular, we are flat-out delira to discover that Al does a killer Twink impression.

Delightfully calling the former panto queen a “mad bitch,” he goes on to describe how she had once lamented a break-in at her home.

“Remember when her gaff was robbed? Fucking Kim Kardashian eat your fucking heart out!” he utters to riotous laughter from the crowd at the Mermaid Centre.

“Twink came over to me and she said the best sentence I’ve ever heard – and this isn’t a joke – she said to me; ‘I’m just so upset, it’s an awful thing to happen – absolutely awful, dreadful, dreadful.

“‘I’m not materialistic but… my fucking diamonds!’

“What a sentence – ‘I’m not materialistic but my fucking diamonds'.

“Mad bitch.”

However, it was his follow-up tale of Twink at the panto that really has SHEmazing! HQ in stitches.

“I did the Olympia panto and I saw her in the audience and I said ‘big hello to Adele King, aka Twink, fair play to you,’” he begins.

“And she stands up uninvited and goes ‘Can I just say…’ and everyone’s like, ‘Mammy I’m scared.’

 

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‘Can I just say,’ – and she’s doing the fucking claw… ‘Can I just say: Al Porter is a star and there hasn’t been a panto this good – and she’s addressing the audience like 2,000 people, no mic – ‘there hasn’t been a panto this good since I did panto in the Olympia'.

“Fucking love the balls of her. You know what I mean?”

Not only is Al now up for a Rising Star Ifta award tonight, but the 24-year-old Tallaght-native has also just filmed a comedy segment for the BBC alongside Jack Whitehall and Ricky Gervais.

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