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The UCH Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk is going ONLINE. This Christmas, Producer Robert C Kelly and UCH are bringing the magic of Panto direct to your living room with the daring adventures of Jack, some magical beans and a not so friendly Giant. Pic Sean Curtin True Media.

UCH panto extended due to “overwhelming” demand

IRELAND’S only Irish Sign Language Interpreted pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk at UCH Limerick has been extended due to overwhelming public demand.
The panto will now run until midnight on Sunday, January 10 with a choice of online streams with or without signing.
With people watching everywhere from Panama to Portlaoise and Brisbane to Bantry, the UCH Panto has already been viewed thousands of times right across the world.
People have tuned in over Christmas from countries including Australia, the US, South America, Canada and New Zealand, as well as throughout Europe and of course, in every corner of Ireland.
The smash hit international sensation can now be enjoyed for an extra week, keeping the kids entertained during their prolonged holiday.
Jack & The Beanstalk features long time UCH Panto favourite, Richie Hayes, joined by the always irresistible Dame Myles Breen. Liam O’Brien of Emmerdale fame makes his UCH Panto debut as the baddest of baddies!
Dayl Cronin, is back as Jack, with Aisling Breen returning as the faithful, baddie side kick. Also making their UCH Panto debuts this year are Ruth Berkeley as Fairy Ella and Waterford native Julie Power who plays Jill.
Speaking about the ISL Interpreted version of this year’s show Sinéad Hope said, “We have always explored ways to make our live panto more accessible and have had a sensory version of the show, which included an ISL interpreter, for a number of years. It was therefore really important to us, and to producer Robert C Kelly, that this year’s online version of Panto was still accessible to the deaf community.”
To book tickets for the stream featuring the ISL Interpreter Panto lovers should select the ‘with Sign Language Interpreter’ ticket type when booking tickets.
This project has been part-funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht Sport and Media from the Live Performance Support Scheme. Check www.dice.fm for details on how to see the panto.

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