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Saturday 10 December 2016

Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf at the Gaiety Theatre

Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf at the Gaiety Theatre
Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf at the Gaiety Theatre

Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf runs until January 24 at the Gaiety Theatre and is a show for all the family.

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? No one in the audience of this year's Gaiety panto, that's for sure.

Nicholas Grennell stars as the hilarious hairy baddie in Little Red Riding Hood, and his comic dancing alone is enough to soften his villainous agenda

In fact, in a show that has all the components of a perfect panto - a talented and sweet heroine, a dashing (eco-friendly) woodsman, and a dame (The 'Notorious' Granny McGregor) who has a thing for some poor guy in the box seats - Grennell's dance-off with Woody the Woodsman was so brilliant, some audience members were brought to tears. Although he still remains menacing enough to elicit the all-important boos.

With colourful sets, catchy numbers and three little piglettes with Kardashian-esque attitude, the Gaiety has, as always, not disappointed with its annual family-friendly offering.

Panto dame, Joe Conlan, carries the show from start to audience-participation finish with the requisite amount of campness, while Hayley-Jo Murphy and Shane McDaid (both above) offer up some well-placed pop songs. A bright and lively production that is sure to entertain people of all ages.

Runs until January 24 at The Gaiety. Tickets from €19.50 at Ticketmaster box offices nationwide.

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