Yippee!! Congratulations from Renmore Pantomime Society.
Galway are 2020 European Capital of Culture.
Renmore Pantomime Society donate €4,000 to COPE Galway from the raffle proceeds at ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Jan 2016.
(Back): Edel Fahy, Seán Power, Brian Power, Anna Byrne, Anne McElwain, John Benson.
(Front): Joe McCarthy, Chontelle Kenny, Mary Loughnane, Maureen McCarthy, Simone Watson, Bernice Kirwan (Cope), Cathy McBrearty.
Renmore’s 37th annual pantomime was ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’
Over 7,000 patrons attended ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ that was staged for 19 performances at Town Hall Theatre Galway from 29th December 2015 to 10th January 2016.
Synopsis of Panto and List of Characters are on this CHARACTER LINK
For photos of the Principal People in ‘Jack & the Beanstalk’ click PHOTOS
For on-stage photos of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ click ON-STAGE
For video clips of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ click VIDEO
Watch this Space for news about Next Year’s Pantomime.
Renmore Pantomime ‘Aladdin’ (1991) – Silver Jubilee 2016
Renmore Pantomime Team of ‘Aladdin’ (1991) celebrated their Silver Jubilee at Town Hall Theatre Galway on 2nd Jan 2016.
(Back): Gail Wynne (Tannion), Paul Muldrew, Ian Folan, Brendan Hutchinson, J.P. Bohan, Tania McDonagh (Maher), Alan Greaney for Len Wright (RIP).
(Front): Joe McCarthy, Aisling McCarthy (Howe), John Kelly, Emer McCarthy (Rabbitt), Jimmy Higgins, Jimmy Ryan, Mary Loughnane, James Harris, Chontelle Kenny (Chairperson (2016).
Missing from photo are Garrett Phillips (Aladdin) and Gerry Ferguson (Widow Twankey).
For the full list of those involved in ‘Aladdin’ (1991) READ
For video excerpts of ‘Aladdin (1991) click VIDEO
To see cast of ‘Aladdin'(1991) being honoured click CELEBRATIONS
We are delighted to announce our principal cast for Jack and the Beanstalk 2016!
Richard Brown – Jack
Tara Spelman – Rosie
Declan Gardiner – Prince Popular
Roisin Egenton – Lady Feeona
Kevin Murphy – Finny
Kate O’Mahony – Princess Pauline
Paul Hughes – Harold James
Nicky Lawless – Adam
Michael Cooney – Steve
Kevin Griffin – Giant Ming
Katie Creaven – Batty Breda
We especially want to welcome those who are new to Renmore Panto, and we welcome back those who have been with us before.
Renmore Pantomime Society is very pleased to announce that following the success of last year’s sensory friendly performance of Cinderella that our 2016 production of Jack and the Beanstalk will also include a sensory friendly performance for children with autism spectrum disorders and other sensory difficulties. This sensory friendly performance of Jack and the Beanstalk will take place on Sunday the 3rd January 2016 at 12:00 noon.
A number of changes will be made to this performance to make the trip to the theatre more enjoyable for children with autism, allowing the whole family to enjoy this feast of seasonal entertainment. To provide a friendly welcoming atmosphere, this dedicated sensory friendly performance is adapted to include reduced volume, customised lighting and a tailored environment to meet the needs of the children and their families.
A limited number of tickets will be sold to maintain a comfortable audience size for this performance. In addition, extra staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide assistance and support. Designated “chill out zones” will also be available to the audience, providing a safe space for children to take a break from the show if required. A social story will be made available shortly for parents to download and prepare children for what to expect before they attend.
Renmore’s 37th annual Pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be a spectacular adventure of laughter, music and song, and is directed by award-winning twins Brian & Seán Power.
It runs from December 29th until January 10th at the Town Hall Theatre Galway.
Tickets available from Town Hall Theatre on 091-569777 or www.tht.ie.
Renmore Pantomime ‘Cinderella’ played to almost 7,000 people at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway between 29th December 2014 and 11th January 2015.
The 19 performances included one Sensory Friendly Show that was greatly appreciated by all concerned.
See photos of People involved in Photo Gallery (Pre-show)
See On-Stage Photos of Cinderella in Photo Gallery (On-stage)
See video excerpts of Cinderella in VIDEO
The Cast of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in 1990 were honoured for their Silver Jubilee at the performance of ‘Cinderella’ on Saturday 3rd January 2015 at 7.30pm in the Town Hall Theatre, Galway.
(Back): John Forde, J.P.Bohan, Joe Byrne, Brendan Hutchinson, Gerry Ferguson.
(Middle); Kenneth Long, Seán Garvey, Jimmy Higgins, Paul Muldrew.
(Front): Chontelle Kenny (Chairperson 2015), Seán Power, John Wright (for Len), Mary Loughnane, Aisling McCarthy, Margaret Duggan, Emer McCarthy, Joe McCarthy, John Kelly, Brian Power.
See the Silver Jubilee Presentation – SILVER JUBILEE
See the complete cast list of 1990 – Jack and the Beanstalk
See pictures from 1990 – Photos
See video excerpts from 1990 – Play Movie
Renmore’s 35th annual pantomime ‘Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood’ ran at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway for 19 performances between 29th December 2013 and 12th January 2014.
Written by Peter Kennedy, who also played the loveable Panto Dame, it entertained over 7,000 people, many of whom travelled long distances to be present.
Photos of the Cast are in the Photo Gallery Section.
Renmore Pantomime Society honoured the cast of 25 years ago at their Gala Performance of ‘Robin Hood’ on Saturday 4th January 2014 at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway. To see video of their walk on during the finale Click PRESENTATION.
Many of those people who were involved in the ‘Wizard of Oz’ in 1989 attended the event.
The Cast list of 1989 is available if you click WIZARD OF OZ
Video excerpts from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ 1989 are in the Panto Video Section of this website. Click VIDEO
CIVIC RECEPTION HELD FOR TWO STALWARTS OF MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT IN GALWAY CITY
The Mayor of the City of Galway, Councillor Terry O’Flaherty officiated at a Civic Reception held in City Hall, Galway on Wednesday 3rd April 2013 in honour of Mr Joe McCarthy and Mrs Tess Emerson, two stalwarts of the musical and entertainment scene in the city.
Renmore Pantomime Society has lost a great friend and a most creative backstager in the sad passing of Len Wright.
Len has been involved in making Sets and Props for over 40 years for various shows – starting with CIE Tops of the Town in 1973.
Len gave unbroken voluntary service to Renmore Pantomime since its foundation in 1979 and to Galway Musical Society since it was established in 1985.
Many other Musical and Theatrical Productions throughout Galway have also benefitted from his artistic flair.
Read the full citation and read Peter Kennedy’s tribute poem by clicking Len Wright RIP
See Len playing the spoons in 1982 for ‘Ole King Cole’ by clicking VIDEO
We were deeply saddened at the passing of our beloved Mary Barrett on 26th September 2011.
For over 30 years Mary has been the heartbeat of Renmore Pantomime Society. Her organising skills and wonderful presence enriched us all. Her many administrative roles included Chairperson, Secretary, PRO, Ticket Controller and Sponsorship Seeker.
Her all year round commitment to ensuring that our annual pantomime went ahead was legendary. She liaised with directors, artists, parents and children. She always made sure that all the backstage ingredients were in place. She constantly encouraged the performers – particularly any newcomers to the scene. She was our Website contact. Her dynamic and positive spirit were so inspiring.
Mary’s kind and thoughtful ways will be missed, not only in Panto land but throughout the Renmore Parish where she actively promoted and supported every worthy community cause. In recent years, Mary has been a valuable member of the Renmore Active Retirement Association. The Barrett Family and the Renmore Community have lost a great and loving friend.
Mary’s motto could well be enshrined in a line from the Les Mis Musical ‘To love another person is to see the face of God’