Chris Corroon returns to Helix panto as Dame Lola

AIMS award winner Chris Corroon returns to this year’s Helix panto ‘Red Riding Hood’ as Dame Lola.

Announced today, ‘Red Riding Hood’ features Irish tenor Paul Byrom along with a superb cast from Friday November 26 next to Sunday January 9, 2022.

Audiences can expect all the festive cheers and boos of a live panto as TheatreworX Productions return to the stage at The Helix this Christmas with another hilarious production for all the family to enjoy.

There is a fresh script with twists, turns and adventure, as Red journeys through the magical pantosphere: will she finally realise her true destiny and save Fairytale Land from the clutches of the darkness?

The Red Riding Hood cast includes Ireland’s premier tenor, Paul Byrom, as the Wicked Warlock, Mullingar man Chris Corroon as Dame Lola, and panto duo, Buddy and Laurel, played by Colin Hughes and Aidan Mannion.

Due to its success last year, The Helix Panto Online will return for primary schools only. Tickets for this streaming experience are available at

Paul Byrom said: “I’m really looking forward to returning to The Helix Panto stage this Christmas. I’ll be up to my usual devilment for my role as the Wicked Warlock! Here’s to a great run with the wonderful cast and the TheatreworkX team.”

General manager of The Helix, Michael Brady said they are delighted to open the doors of The Helix and welcome back TheatreworX Productions and all the families and fans of the Helix Panto for what will be the ultimate family day out this Christmas.

Claire Tighe, who is the creative director of TheatreworX Productions and producer of The Helix Panto, said: “I can’t explain how excited the TheatreworX team and cast are to be returning to the panto stage at The Helix with a live panto audience!

“It’s been a really tough 18 months for the arts industry, and we can’t wait to get back doing what we do best. With spectacular sets, colourful costumes and our talented cast, The Helix will be transformed into our magical panto land.”

Red Riding Hood will begin an eight-week run from November 26 to January 9, 2022.

Tickets, from €25 (booking fees apply) are on sale now at and at The Helix Box Office.

For more information see or call 01 700 7000.