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Katherine Lynch stars as the Wicked Queen in Snow White at UCH this Christmas

Katherine Lynch stars as the Wicked Queen in Snow White at UCH this Christmas

The eagerly awaited Robert C Kelly and University Concert Hall 2018 Panto is Snow White, featuring comedian, actress and TV personality Katherine Lynch in the starring role of the Wicked Queen.

One of Ireland’s foremost entertainers, Katherine is famous for her TV comedy shows Working Girls, Wonder Women– which introduced viewers to her larger than life personae, Sheila Chic, Liz Hurley and Bernie Walsh – and her chat show Wagon’s Den. Most recently Katherine was a firm favourite of the 2017 series of RTÉ’s Dancing With the Stars, on which she enjoyed a ten-week stint!

Katherine will join panto favourite Richie Hayes and her Dancing with the Stars co-star Dayl Cronin for Snow White, together with fellow comedian Tom O’Mahony and Limerick stars Myles Breen and Richard Lynch. Also making his UCH Panto debut will be David Crowley, best known for his role as Garda Sean Holden in TV3’s Red Rock.

In a faraway magical kingdom, the beautiful but lonely Princess, Snow White (Hayley-Jo Murphy), is forced by the cruel Queen, to work as a maid in their enormous palace. The Queen is attractive (in an older lady that looks after herself kind of way!) and very vain, needing a daily dose of praise from her far too opinionated, Magic Mirror.

Suddenly, the day dawns that Mirror dares to suggest the younger, thinner, more fresh-faced Snow White is now the “fairest in the land”…and no amount of botox, serum or fake tan is going to change it this time!

Intent on banishing her stepdaughter from the Kingdom forever, Snow White is taken deep into the forest. However, despite the jealous Queen’s cruel intentions, this is just the beginning of our heroine’s adventure!

Expect all the magic of this traditional tale….with a contemporary twist! A Princess….and a Pop Band (of the “boy” variety!) – this is Snow White as you have never seen it before!

SNOW WHITE Starring Katherine Lynch as the Wicked Queen. Also starring Richie Hayes, Dayl Cronin, Hayley-Jo Murphy, Myles Breen, Richard Lynch, Tom O’Mahony & David Crowley.


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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.