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The Helix Christmas Panto is back with Hansel and Gretel

The Helix and TheatreworX are delighted to announce that tickets are NOW on sale for its 2022/23 panto Hansel & Gretel. All of the Helix panto favourites are back, including Buddy and Laurel played by Colin Hughes and Aidan Mannion.

Tickets are priced at €27.50 and are available now from

Continuing with tradition a special sensory friendly performance will take place on 20th December at 6pm.

The cast of this years’ Panto is bigger than ever before and includes Ireland's premier tenor Paul Byrom, the multi-talented Orla Jennings and AIMS award winner and funny man Chris Corroon as Dame Lola.

The role of Gretel has not yet been cast and an exciting opportunity to join the cast this year has arisen with audition doors now wide open for some new faces to join the Helix Panto family. If you're interested, send your cv/headshot/showreel to

Creative director of TheatreworX Productions and producer of The Helix Panto Claire Tighe said:

“We are thrilled to be back – bigger and better whilst ensuring the show must go on. Having learned valuable lessons over the past few years, Hansel & Gretel will be cover ready at all times with a talented understudy cast supporting our principal line up in a production with more laughs, more stunts and more costume changes than ever before.”

General Manager of The Helix Michael Brady said at today’s announcement:

“The Helix opened twenty years ago in October 2002 and for 15 of those years the Tighe family have been delighting families and people of all ages with their vision of panto. The past few years have been a real challenge for all of us in the entertainment sector, but our panto will I am sure bring a bit of normalcy back to people’s lives and put a smile on the faces of everyone -young and old”.”

The very successful online panto for schools nationwide and indeed internationally (schools signed up from as far away as Australia last year!) will take place again with an early bird fee of €395 till October 31st. This allows schools to access the panto to students during school time from 14th to 21st December. Schools have found the online panto an excellent way of keeping costs down, whilst at the same time sharing the magic of panto with their young students.

The Helix panto is back.

Oh no it’s not..

Oh YES it is!!!

For more information visit or call 01 700 7000.

For corporate bookings please contact

Slán go fóill


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