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Keith Duffy joins Jack and the Beanstalk at UCH Keith Duffy joins Jack and the Beanstalk at UCH


Keith Duffy joins Jack and the Beanstalk at UCH



Pictured above: Members of the cast in rehearsal for JACK AND THE BEANSTALK , University Concert Hall , Limerick from December 16th until January 4th. Tickets from €16.50 at the UCH Box Office on 061 331549 or Photo: Anthony Woods

Robert C Kelly & University Concert Hall present

Jack and the Beanstalk

– The Giant Pantomime Spectacular! –

Keith Duffy, Richie Hayes,
Leanne Moore, George McMahon,
Myles Breen, Richard Lynch, Trevor O’Connell


Keith Duffy joins Jack and the Beanstalk at UCH

Myles Breen as Dame Lola, Leanne Moore as Jill, Keith Duffy as Lord Flatulaunt & Richard Lynch as Rupert. Photo: Anthony Woods




University Concert Hall, Limerick and producer Robert C Kelly are delighted to announce that Boyzone’s Keith Duffy will star in this year’s Panto, Jack & The Beanstalk. Taking on the role of the Baddie, Keith joins the already high profile cast.

Keith Duffy’s career began as part of one of Ireland’s most successful pop acts Boyzone. Alongside his work with the band, Keith presented a number of television shows and has been an active patron of Irish Autism Action for several years. As an actor Keith has appeared in the role of Ciaran McCarthy in Coronation Street, in The Clinic, Fair City and Love Hate for RTÉ, the BBC comedy Be More Ethnic and BBC’s Death in Paradise. Most recently he appeared in ITV’s The Job Lot. On stage Keith has appeared in Dandelions at the Olympia Theatre and in Druid Theatre Company’s nationwide tour of John B Keane’s Big Maggie . He most recently appeared in Billy Roche’s A Handful of Stars for Theatre 503 and in the West End transfer at Trafalgar Studios.

“I’m very excited to be heading to University Concert Hall for Jack & The Beanstalk. This will be my first time in Panto at home in Ireland and I’ve heard great things about this one in Limerick so I look forward to getting into the rehearsal room and getting started. It’s an added bonus to be playing the Baddie – I can have great fun with that!” Keith Duffy

The role of Dame shall now be played by Limerick Panto veteran Myles Breen who has appeared for the past two years at UCH as the Emperor in Aladdin and hilarious Ugly sister, Tulisa, in Cinderella. Fair City’s “Mondo”, George McMahon, stars as Jack, while Voice of Ireland and Celebrity Bainisteoir contestant Richie Hayes takes on the role of Unbelievable Man. Leanne Moore as Jill, Richard Lynch as Fleshcreep complete the cast.

“I’m honoured to be asked to play the role of Dame in Jack and the Beanstalk. It is fantastic for me to finish Limerick’s City of Culture year at home, in Ireland’s starriest pantomime and in a professional production of this standard. 2014 has been a fantastic year for Limerick and for me, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and now I’m delighted to be ending it with a bang” Myles Breen

Keith Duffy joins Jack and the Beanstalk at UCH

Keith Duffy as Lord Flatulaun’t & Richard Lynch as Rupert in rehearsal for JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. Photo: Anthony Woods

This December University Concert Hall will also be staging a Sensory Friendly performance, which has been adapted for children with special needs. Lower music, brighter lights and an absence of sudden noise or banging are just some of the changes that will make the matinee performance on Sunday 21st December more accessible for some families.

Described as “Magical”, “Fabulous”, “Memorable” and “So, So Funny”, with the biggest show-biz names, glitziest costumes, all the year’s rockin’ tunes and more laughs than you may be able to handle, it would be wise to book early as tickets are already selling fast for this GIANT of a panto. With limited availability at some performances, you have BEAN warned! Fi, Fi, Fo, Fum….We smell the magic of another great Christmas! Or that might just be the beans…..!!

Jack & The Beanstalk runs at University Concert Hall, Limerick from December 16th until January 4th. Tickets from €16.50 at the UCH Box Office on 061 331549 or

University Concert Hall, Limerick
Tuesday 16th December – Sunday 4th January
School (10am & 1pm), Matinee (2pm) & Evening (6.30pm) Shows
Tickets from €16.50

School Shows
Tuesday 16th – Thursday 18th December @ 10am & 1pm
Tickets: €16

Economy Shows
Friday 19th December @ 6.30pm
Monday 22nd December @ 6.30pm
Tuesday 23rd December @ 2pm & 6.30pm
Friday 26th December @ 2pm
Tuesday 30th December @ 6.30pm
Friday 2nd January @ 6.30pm
Saturday 3rd January @ 6.30pm
Sunday 4th January @ 6.30pm
Tickets: Family (4) €66 / Adult €25 / Conc. €20 / Groups 10+ €16.50

General Shows
Saturday 20th December @ 2pm & 6.30pm
Sunday 21st December @ 2pm (Sensory Friendly) & 6.30pm
Monday 22nd December @ 2pm
Saturday 27th December @ 2pm & 6.30pm
Sunday 28th December @ 2pm & 6.30pm
Monday 29th December @ 2pm & 6.30pm
Tuesday 30th December @ 2pm
Friday 2nd January @ 2pm
Saturday 3rd January @ 2pm
Sunday 4th January @ 2pm
Tickets: Family (4) €86 / Adult €27.50 / Conc. €22.5 / Groups 10+ €21.50 / 50+ €20

Booking: 061 331549 /

Read about previous pantos here.


Photos by Oisin mcHugh for I Love Limerick 2014. All Rights Reserved.


Photos by Jonathan Baynes for I Love Limerick 2014. All Rights Reserved.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.