Pantomime Shows

Writer and Producer - Frances Downes

Frances has been involved with stage productions of one kind or another for most of her life. She first became involved with Youth Theatre in Sixmilebridge in 1984, and has produced a show every year since. between 1984 and 1996 she produced shows for the "Tops of the Clubs" competitions, and by the time the event ceased to exist in 1996, Sixmilebridge Youth Club had won every possible award at county and national level. Sixmilebridge also won the Top Comedy Award in "Tops of the Town" in 1996. She has now written and produced 12 pantomime shows and to date has produced 29 consecutive productions with Sixmilebridge Youth Club. Her ambition has always been to give every young person who wants it, an opportunity to perform on stage. Hundreds of young people who have done just that since 1984 would say that she has succeeded.

Co- Producer - Raymond Maxwell

Ray has been a member of the Youth Club from the age of 12, taking time out for a few years due to work and family commitments. He has been involved in Variety shows with the Youth Club from the start and has taken part in a number of shows with the Shannon Musical Society, as well as playing lead roles in School productions. Since his return in 2000, he has been instrumental in promoting and co-producing the Pantomime shows. He's a strong believer in nurturing and showcasing young talent, and is only too delighted to give the kids the opportunity to perform and to demonstrate this talent.

Costumes - Noeleen Murphy

Noeleen has been involved with the Youth Club for quite a number of years (She doesn't want to give away her age!) and is a key member of the production team as she is tasked with sourcing and creating all the costumes for the Pantomime shows. Year after year our audiences are dazzled by the ever more elaborate costumes that our actors, singers and dancers wear on stage. In fact, for Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs, Noeleen created and made a unique look and costume for each of the 7 dwarfs. In the weeks and months running up to opening night each year, she can be found surrounded by miles of fabric, sequins, buttons, pins and ribbons until well into the wee small hours. She then works tirelessly backstage (alongside the rest of the dedicated production team) each night ensuring that each cast member is kitted and looking the part.