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08th Dec 2022

The Helix’s Hansel and Gretel panto announces a special sensory friendly show

Oh yes it is!

The Helix Panto Hansel and Gretel has announced that a specially adapted sensory friendly performance is set to take place.

For one night only, the special performance is set to take place on Tuesday, 20th December at 6pm.

The adapted version will see much softer on stage lighting and compressed sound, with no sudden noises or bangs.

While the lights in the auditorium will remain on, there will be no flashing merchandise available at The Helix as well as assistant dogs being welcomed.

There will be an allowance made for those who need to move around more or who may react in different ways to the performance.

The Helix panto is the first in Ireland to incorporate the different sensory needs of those attending and it’s no different for the performance of Hansel and Gretel.

Promising to be yet another hilarious production for all the family to enjoy, TheatreworX Productions has created a new script full of twists, turns and adventure.

Of course, the cast is top notch for this production as it includes reland’s premier tenor, Paul Byrom returning to the panto stage as Donny Brook.

AIMS award winner and funny man, Chris Corroon returns to the panto limelight as Dame Lola with panto duo, Buddy and Laurel, played by Colin Hughes and Aidan Mannion also making another appearance.

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.”