Christmas season at the Watergate

The Watergate Theatre is finishing its 2011 programme with two festive shows.

The Watergate Theatre is finishing its 2011 programme with two festive shows.

‘Christmas Eve at the North Pole’ sees a host of familiar faces bring Christmas characters to life. In this hilarious Christmas story, Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s going to find out who’s naughty or nice. Written and directed by Mary Cradock, it stars Colette Browne, Ann O’Keeffe, Joe Murray, Brendan Corcoran, Andrew Small and Peter McEvoy. And ‘A Jazzy Merry Christmas’ will bring an afternoon concert filled with yuletide favourites performed by young Kilkenny talent on Saturday at 2pm.

Bookings have also opened for the Watergate panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Written and directed by Don O’Connor, this classic tale sees Nicola Brennan making her Watergate pantomime debut playing the role of Snow White, while Kevin Reade will play the role of Prince Charming. The cast includes Derek Dooley as Dame ‘Lady Gaga Charming’, Dee Gibney will portray the evil Queen Brangomar. The seven Dwarves will be played by Fergus Heffernan, David Heffernan, Fergal Miller, Liam Conway, John Whitely, John Kelly and Alan Hayes. The show runs from January 8-15.