Cinders set for Kells comeback

Preparations are well in hand for the best action packed pantomime around.

Warn the kids young and old, order the popcorn, flex your vocal chords and book your seats early for another action packed, fun filled roller coaster ride down in pantoland with the longest running pantomime in the county as The Kells Musical and Dramatic Society sets for a spectacular return.

Preparations are well in hand for the best action packed pantomime around. ‘Cinderella’ written and directed by Kells man John Grant, who also wrote the song ‘Cinderella Girl’ especially for the show, is the 45th production buy the group.

After a pandemic pause, the society presents the annual pantomime from Friday, March 4 to Sunday, March 13 over two weekends in Kells Theatre.

Director John is enthused about the productions: “A lot of fine new talent will be on show in this year’s cast of over 70. The society is a very vibrant one which gives new talented people joining a chance to perform not only in the annual pantomime but in all the shows during the year.”

The massive cast is a testament to the popularity of the Kells Musical and Dramatic Society to members and audience alike: “The society loves to welcome new people which keeps it fresh and the great spirit of enthusiasm alive.”

The beautiful singing voice and acting talents of Ciara O’Neill will feature as she plays Cinderella. Barbara O’Neill plays the vain and wicked bully Salmonella the stepmother of Cinderella who is so mean and selfish she makes Donald Trump look like an angel. Seamus Ennis shines as the dashing Prince Charming. The lovable and lively Buttons is played by the funny Louise Rogers.

John says this is a very strong cast: “All of the performers have come up through the ranks to take a vital role in the production and judging by rehearsals you won’t be disappointed and there will be a few surprises along the way in this great modern fairytale of adventure.”

No show would be complete without dancers and this year’s show is no exception, the dance troupe from Kells Musical Society under the direction of Helena Sheridan and Chantelle Neary have been working very hard and will explode onto the Kells stage to bring you top class dance routines with will enhance the panto yet again.