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The Helix Panto – Hansel and Gretel announces a special Sensory Friendly show

The Helix PantoHansel and Gretel, announced today that a specially adapted sensory friendly performance will take place on Tuesday, 20th December at 6:00pm.

The specially adapted performance will include softer on stage lighting and compressed sound, with no sudden noises or bangs. The lighting in the auditorium will remain on, ensuring the audience feel entirely comfortable throughout the performance. No flashing merchandise will be available at The Helix for this particular sensory friendly performance. In addition to these changes, assistant dogs are welcome in the theatre and a particular allowance is made for those who may need to move around more or who may react in different ways to the performance.

Produced by TheatreworX Productions, The Helix was the first theatre in Ireland to stage a panto performance incorporating the different sensory needs so that children can have an enjoyable experience with their family.

With all the festive cheers and boos of a live panto audience, TheatreworX Productions return to the stage at The Helix this Christmas with all the wit, magic and fun! ‘Hansel and Gretel’ promises to be yet another hilarious production for all the family to enjoy with eye catching sets, song and dance!

Creating a new fresh script with plenty of twists, turns and adventure, join Hansel and Gretel as they journey through the magical pantosphere!

Bursting with talent, the Hansel and Gretel cast includes Ireland’s premier tenor, Paul Byrom returning to the panto stage as Donny Brook, while AIMS award winner and funny man, Chris Corroon returns to the panto spotlight as Dame Lola. Favourite panto duo, Buddy and Laurel played by Colin Hughes and Aidan Mannion amongst many others also return for this wonderful and hilarious adaptation of Hansel and Gretel!

Speaking on the announcement, Claire Tighe, CEO of TheatreworX Productions said, “Our cast and crew always look forward to our sensory friendly show each year. We work very closely with the team at The Helix and various autism organisations to ensure we create a comfortable, safe and welcoming environment for families to enjoy their day out over the festive season.”

For more information visit or call 01 700 7000

Slán go fóill.


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