Watergate Theatre hosts a magical Christmas show

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By Roisin Trait

There are many reasons for Christmas being a magical time for all of us, especially when you see how excited and happy children are at this time of year. The Watergate Theatre is hosting a play called Christmas Eve at the North Pole which is suitable for children three years and over and is ideal for all the family.

The plot centres around Christmas Eve as Mrs Claus helps Santa get everything ready for Santa’s big trip around the world. But trouble strikes when they realise that someone has been very naughty — but who is it and more importantly what will Santa do?

The play was written and directed by Mary Cradock who took the time to speak with the Kilkenny Advertiser following one of their rehearsals, to speak about the show.

“It’s a play for children and has a cast of five adults. The story is based around the North Pole and Mrs Claus’s kitchen. And as you may know, Santa does not come if you have been naughty and someone has been naughty, which they discover on Christmas Eve,” said Mary Cradock

“It is a very funny story filled with Christmas songs and has a wonderful cast of some of our brilliant actors. There is a lovely set which is Disney-like and includes a big fireplace and plenty of colour. It’s ideal for all the family as we are all children at heart.”

Ms Cradock has directed many local secondary school plays, is a dab hand at acting, and teaches drama to the children in SOS Kilkenny. This is the first show that she has written and it is set to be a huge hit among children and adults.

The show takes place on Thursday 15, Friday 16, and a special family show will be held on Sunday December 18. Admission is €7.50. For reservations call the Watergate Theatre on 056 7761674.

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