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PHOTOS: University Concert Hall panto Snow White Starring Katherine Lynch

Pictured at the launch were Hayley-Jo Murphy as Snow White, Katherine Lynch as the Wicked Queen Varicosa, and Richard Lynch as Magic Mirror. Picture: True Media

University Concert Hall panto Snow White starring Katherine Lynch




The star-studded cast of this year’s eagerly awaited Robert C Kelly and University Concert Hall Panto, Snow White, were in Limerick for the launch which took place in the beautiful No. 1 Pery Square. 

This year sees comedian, actress and TV personality Katherine Lynch make her Limerick panto debut in the starring role of the Wicked Queen. Katherine was joined for today’s launch by fellow cast members – her Dancing with the Stars co-star Dayl Cronin, fellow comedian Tom O’Mahony and Limerick stars Myles Breen and Richard Lynch. Also making his UCH Panto debut this year and in Limerick for the launch were David Crowley, best known for his role as Garda Sean Holden in TV3’s Red Rock, John Sharpson of RTÉ Junior and Jacqueline Brunton. 

Panto favourite, Richie Hayes who has been a feature of the UCH since its inception in 2012 was not in attendance due to prior commitments in Florida but he is looking forward to being reunited with the cast for rehearsals later this month and to starring in his 7thUCH panto this Christmas!

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!

Snow White

Pictured at the launch were Myles Breen as Noni.
Picture: True Media

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!


Running from 17th December to 6th January 

University Concert Hall, Limerick

Tickets now on sale from €18.50 at or 061 331549

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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.