Getting That Festive Feeling at The Whale – A jam-packed line-up for Christmas

It’s as though Santa himself has been sorting out The Whale’s Christmas line-up of concerts, films, pantos and beyond, given that, yep, there’s something for everyone this Yuletide season. 

Starting with the Christmas Lights Party on Saturday, November 24th – with boogie woogie giant Gavin Povey and yummy food giants Bear Paw joining forces – the month plays out with a big-screen outing of the seasonal blockbuster fave Home Alone on Sunday 25th and, returning after a triumphant June debut, The Ultimate Adele Experience on Friday, November 30th. 

The festive fun continues on Sunday, December 2nd, with the Raymond Briggs double-bill of Father Christmas and The Snowman, whilst Pigalle!: The Life & Music of Édith Piaf takes over The Whale the previous night, Saturday 1st. 

The town’s acclaimed drama group, The Greystones Players, take on Sean O’Casey’s acclaimed masterpiece Juno And The Paycock from Thursday, December 6th to Sunday 9th, whilst comedy double act The Emma And Julie Show will be full of Christmas cheer on Thursday, December 13th, followed swiftly by the Wicklow filmmaking gang No WiFi’s 3rd collection of freshly-minted 2018 shorts on Saturday the 15th. 

Another treat for the kids arrives on Sunday, December 16th, with national treasure Reuben The Entertainer bringing his own particular brand of silliness to The Whale, followed swiftly by Greystones’ annual screening of the certifiable Christmas cracker, Elf, on Wednesday 19th. 

On the Thursday and Friday, it’s a live stage production Orson Welles’ radio play Christmas Carol, Classic Harmoney’s Gala Christmas Family Concert on Saturday the 22nd, and a live satellite link-up to the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow for The Nutcracker on Sunday, December 23rd. 

To wrap up the season, The Whale has saved what might just be the best till last – Dry Rain Theatre’s brand new festive panto, The Queen Who Cancelled Christmas, running from Friday, December 28th to Sunday, December 30th. 

So, put on your finest xmas jumper, and let that festive spirit take over with a cracker of a night at The Whale this Christmas.


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