Sleeping Beauty The Panto at Draiocht January 2017

Coolmine Panto Group, who have been performing panto for over 30 years, are back in Draiocht Blanchardstown for 17 Performances this January including their first ever Relaxed Performance / Autism Friendly Show on 18th January 7.30pm.


Panto runs FRI 6 - SUN 22 JAN 2017 
Draiocht Blanchardstown, Main Stage / Tickets: €20 / €17 conc
Box Office: 01-8852622 or online

A Pantomime for all the family, Sleeping Beauty is a classic fairy tale about a beautiful Princess, an enchanted spinning wheel and a handsome Prince. The legend that transcends time begins with a christening, a jealous fairy called Magnificent and her evil spell at the Princess’s birthday party. But there to help is Dame Dolly Dollard, the Duchess of Dishwater and her “friends”! A Pantomime full of fun, song, dance and romance all spin together in Coolmine Panto Group’s spectacular production.



Relaxed performance / Autism friendly- 18th January, 7.30-9.45pm
For the first time, Coolmine Panto Group will present a relaxed performance / Autism friendly show of the Panto. This will take place on Wednesday 18th January and will have no sudden noises or bangs, restricted capacity, the ability to move around, softer and brighter lighting and music at a suitable level. Draiocht will also provide a chill-out area with low lighting for parents/guardians to bring children who may need to have a little break. 

If you are attending this performance and would like a Pre-Visit Guide (Visual & Written) in advance from Draiocht, please email or let Box Office know when you're booking on 01-8852622, download from Draiocht’s website  or click the links below. All tickets for this performance are €17.

Sensory Friendly Panto - Visual Guide PDF

Sensory Friendly Panto - Written Guide PDF

Meet Your Seat - Video

This Pre-Visit Guide has been prepared with the assistance of Catherine Rennick, Maureen Portsmouth of Gheel Autism Services and Sinead Roe, Paediatric Occupational Therapist with the Daughters of Charity.





FRI 06   7.30PM           
SAT 07  2PM & 7.30PM
SUN 08  1PM & 5PM 
THU 12  7.30PM
FRI 13  7.30PM 
SAT 14   2PM & 7.30PM 
SUN 15  1PM & 5PM

19   7.30PM 
FRI 20  7.30PM 
SAT 21   2PM & 7.30PM 
SUN 22  2PM

Gladys Coyle – Director / Musical Director

Gladys has been involved with Coolmine Panto Group since 1982. She played leading roles in the panto for many years before being persuaded to take on the role of Director. 
I fell in love with panto as a child going to see Jack Cruise in the Olympia and Maureen Potter in the Gaiety. I believe to really enjoy panto you must let loose your inner child! We have a wonderful camaraderie between all the children and adults in the cast, the backstage crew and the committee, which makes the panto a fun time for all involved.’ 
Gladys Coyle, Director / Musical Director, Coolmine Panto Group

Gladys performed in over 100 musicals with various musical societies in Dublin but principally with O’Connell Musical Society and Coolmine Musical Society. 

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