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New Pantomime Group For Swords

Tempest ActorsJoe Lunney is pictured with his daughters, Rachel and Lindsey Lunny. They are pictured in costume performing in the production of Aladdin

Swords man, Ciarán Kavanagh has launched a pantomime group called Tempus, that is coming to Swords soon. The pantomime group are looking for talented actors and enthusiastic chorus dancers who want to strut their stuff on stage.

Tempus Productions was founded in 2009, and certainly isn’t lacking in production experience. Director of Tempus, Ciarán told the County Leader, “I have been involved in theatre for over 20 years and we’ve always prided ourselves on the professional quality and standard of our shows. This stems from the experience that we have and pantomime isn’t just for extroverts”.

“We’ve worked with some very shy and quiet people over the years. The beauty of panto is the freedom, it’s not you, it’s the character so you can have fun with it”.

Another Swords man, Joe Lunney, is also a founding member of Tempus, and he told the County Leader, “This is long overdue. I’ve always had a love for drama, but I’ve always had to travel outside of Swords to take part in shows. It is time now to develop and grow the group as a Swords based community group. We have one of the youngest and fastest growing populations in Ireland.”

“Tempus is actively recruiting young people to make up its junior and senior chorus. Being part of a production helps build confidence, especially in children. My own daughters have danced in shows over the years, and they certainly can’t be accused of lacking confidence. Panto also provided us with a great opportunity to do something together as father and daughter”.

Tempus are looking for anyone interested in helping in every aspect of their productions. If you want to help out, we want to hear from you”.
If you’re interested, or have a child who wants to dance in the chorus, check them out at