WHEN the lads came to the front door collecting for the swimming pool we gave them a bucket of water.
At some time or other it is a line that may have been delivered by Dame John Coogan in Deenside Players annual pantomime.
Sadly, not early next year as Covid restrictions deem that a great local tradition will get a break for a year.
Oh, no it won’t.
Oh, yes it will.
Unfortunately the latter is the official word from Deenside Players who have told The Kilkenny Observer that they will not be staging their annual
panto for season 2020/2021.
The decision was not lightly taken.
The committee was sad to cancel but happy to play its part in helping to keep a community safe over the coming months.
The panto involves a massive team of people between a production team, cast, chorus, stage crew, box office, front of house, hair make-up, costumes, music, sound, lighting, kitchen and supervision.
With such a big crew involved and with Covid guidelines ever changing it was felt that the best decision was to protect the local community. ‘Comer is steeped in panto history as generations of local families keep the show on the road or more precisely in the community hall at the heart of the town.
The promise is that panto will be bigger and better than ever in 2022.