The Carrick-on-Suir Halloween panto, Robinson Caruso, written and directed by Dick Meany, is a sure-fire early winter warmer, a great night’s entertainment, with lots of colour, comedy and class.
It sizzles with fun and some of the best topical jokes, like a running Arthur gag – To Arthur, To Martina, To Nama, Stavros And Son and a howl of a Bertie sketch, from Denis Barry. And that’s not all, it has special effects, flashing wands, a flying teapot made from softdrink cans, exciting choreography and at least four of the funniest comedians this side of Pat Shortt.
Fergus Power is a rollicking frolicking Dame, Ma Fiddler. Audie Murphy is a scream as the operatic, dramatic, lunatic Giovanni Caruso. Seamus Power is Nuts (off his tree) and a dumb, if not dumber foil in the best panto way to an amazing side-show, centre stage, of Padraig Sheehan as Bolts. From their crazy Irish Pub Song to their Hey Baby Topical Song, they drove the fun and entertainment along.
The show is more than great value, it is a boost to the spirit in these recessionary times. It has Nikki Ahern as a soloist on Amarillo, Chris Hanlon as Friday and a resplendent Deckie Robinson as a Witch Doctors. A Good Creature as beautiful and as assured as Bridget Phelan, and two baddies, Eibhlin Walshe’s Queen Disco and a dramatic Siobhan McCarthy, as Witch Queen.
It had a glorious storm sequence, a Silent Movie routine, wonderful scenery from John Meany and two fine choreographers, Patricia Woods and Grace Ryan. Paskolos-internetu.eu – greitieji kreditai internetu visą parą bedarbiams be užstato su vekseliu skolingiems iš privačių asmenų, paskolų refinansavimas be kredito patikrinimo.
And if that wasn’t enough, it had two of the finest leads in the romantic parts; Nicole Smith as Moura was beautiful and sang with a clear attractive voice but it was Michael O’Dwyer as Robinson that was the wow of the evening. He did bewildered with style, romance with lips, moves with hips, a great presence, good looking and confidant as he made clunky lines believable. Another Carrick star.
Running until Sunday 1st November.