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Specsavers University Concert Hall Panto Aladdin arrives this December

Sinead Clohessy, Specsavers Limerick Store Director, Tom O’Mahony (Garda Pong), Dayl Cronin (Aladdin), Hayley-Jo Murphy (Princess Jasmine), Richard Lynch (The Emperor), Myles Breen (Widow Twankey) & Sinead Hope, Director University Concert Hall prmoting Specsavers UCH Panto Aladdin. Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

Specsavers University Concert Hall Panto Aladdin arrives this December

Specsavers, Limerick has announced its title sponsorship of the eagerly awaited 2019 University Concert Hall and Robert C Kelly Panto, Aladdin.

Established in 2012 the University Concert Hall pantomime has gone from strength to strength and now enjoys capacity audiences, with over 27,000 people attending 36 shows last Christmas. With a top cast, together with stunning sets, costumes, lighting and the best chart-topping tunes, the UCH show is now widely regarded as one of the best professional pantos in the country.




Specsavers has been a family-run business for more than 30 years, working with its store partners to provide the best value optometry, audiology, and other healthcare services to customers. With three vibrant stores in Limerick – Cruises Street, Castletroy and the Crescent Shopping Centre – Specsavers, Limerick has been to the forefront of healthcare for all ages for many years.

“At Specsavers Limerick we see ourselves positioned in the heart of the local community when it comes to audio and visual healthcare. Our customers are all ages from young children to adults to senior citizens. For us the University Concert Hall panto is therefore the perfect fit, as it has been bringing laughs and Christmas magic to young and old since its inception in 2012! Aladdin will be another high quality, family show, from a venue that recently celebrated 25 years of entertaining the people of Limerick and the Specsaver’s team can’t wait to SEE it!” Sinead Clohessy, Specsavers Limerick Store director.

Speaking earlier today Sinead Hope, director of UCH says “We are delighted to have Specsavers on board as our title sponsor for this year’s panto. Specsavers is an international brand, synonymous with wonderful customer service and engagement which is a perfect fit for our panto. We have already had the pleasure of working with them for our cinema season in recent years and are truly delighted to be able to build on this relationship in the coming months to deliver an exceptional show this year. Should’ve gone to Specsavers….We Did!”

Featuring some of the funniest, wackiest characters in pantoland –Abanazer, Widow Twankey, Wishey Washey, the Genie to name but a few – Aladdin at UCH promises to transport you to a whole new world this Christmas.

Journey with the lovable laundry boy as he moves from being at Abanazer’s beck and call to becoming master of the lamp – all the while trying to win the hand of the beautiful Jasmine. Throw in an animated, wish-granting Genie, a carpet that just can’t keep its tassels on the ground, and the always hilarious Wishey Washey and Aladdin has all the ingredients to be the most fun your family has this Christmas.

The UCH Panto is now the hottest ticket in town with all shows selling out in advance, so to grab the best seats, for the day that suits you, book now.

“Today’s special moments are tomorrow’s memories” Genie

The Specsavers Limerick Panto: Aladdin

University Concert Hall, Limerick
Monday 16th December 2019 – Sunday 5th January 2020
Tickets from €19.50  Matinee & Evening Shows
Box Office: 061 331549

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