Renmore Pantomime Society – the Beginnings

1979: First Renmore Pantomime Production – Goody Two Shoes.

Renmore Pantomime was founded 40 years ago in the tiny kitchen of Renmore’s School Hall. The young curate, Seán O’Malley suggested to some of his fellow badminton players – including John Duggan, Liam Belton, Denis Quilty, John Benson and John Power- that Renmore should produce a Pantomime. Seán conceived the idea of a Panto at the Badminton Social that previous week when local talent abounded and Denis Quilty and John Duggan did an impromptu ice-cubed version of “The Hole in the Bucket”. Joe McCarthy who lived in Renmore and who had experience of producing very successful CIE Tops of the Town Shows was called upon and the rest is history.

Renmore Pantomime Society celebrated its 40th year with their show in 2019. Details and memories from the shows over the years can be found in these pages grouped by decades (1979-1988, 1989-2008, 2009-2018, 2019) and in the Gallery pages.