Category - Community
Date - Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Prince Handsome – FREE Performance Workshop – Saturday, September 16th 2017 (11am – 1pm  &  2pm – 4pm****NOTE: times and groups TBC depending on participants!!)
Prince Handsome – Public Auditions – Saturday, September 10am – 6pm
The MacLuí Children’s Arts festival programe is back with a brand new Community Pantomime called “Prince Handsome” that will be staged in Westport Town Hall Theatre in January 2018. This exciting new venture will see a cast, chorus and crew of up to 50 people of all ages! In preparation for the Panto, we are holding public auditions on Saturday, September 23rd at Westport Town Hall from 10am to 6pm . Prior to the auditions and in order to give potential auditionees a chance to find out more about the production, there will be a public workshop on Saturday, September 16th. This free workshop will be facilitated by the playwright of the Pantomime Brendan Williams and registration is essential. A Longford native and an arts professional, Brendan has written many pantomimes that have been staged by adult and youth drama groups in Longford and Mullingar for almost 20 years.

Sitting in the Directors chair for the production is Séamas MacEachmhartaigh. The music direction for the production is overseen by Gerry McNally, who will be joined by David “Granny” Ward and Anthony McNamee – who’s expertise in the field of music and performing are a welcome addition to the frontline of this fantastic, locally produced community project.

The aim of this new production is to pool together Westport’s unmistakable community spirit to produce an all-encompassing show that will delight and entertain audiences of all ages.

Just to give a brief synopsis of the story of the Panto, which will include an eclectic mix of drama, music and dance – A handsome Prince wants to marry a beautiful rich Princess so that he can save his kingdom from financial ruin. No problem, you might think! But what the Prince had in looks he lacks in brains and courage.

And like all good fairy tales – that is not his only problem, a nasty villain also wants to marry the Princess and challenges Prince Handsome to a duel. Help is needed quick and a game of cat and mouse begins. Actually Three BlindMice and a very hungry sword-bearing cat plus many, many more enter the fray. What happens next?
Why not join us on this journey and meet some very familiar and some very unusual characters. Will good triumph over evil or will the dark forces have their day?

Click here to Register for Workshop

Click here to Register for Auditions


If you have any further queries, please email or call Westport Town Hall on 098 28459


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