Snowhite and the Seven Corkmen

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When: 01 December 1941

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Back to our Ghosts of Xmas Past extravaganza - and today we're being haunted by the cover of the script of this pantomime that was performed by the Bernadette Players at Christmas 1941 in the Bernadette Hall, Rathmines, Dublin. Apparently Snowhite and the Seven Corkmen was based on the old tale of the Craos Deamhan or Hunger Demon. In time-honoured tradition, the dramatis personae included a Witch, a Fairy Queen, a Monster, and a happy ending...

Date: December 1941

Printed by: Mahon's Printing Works, Yarnhall Street, Dublin

Size: 18 cm

NLI Ref.: 13A 1


Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 06/Dec/2013 12:26:18

    Anyone (from Rathmines direction) know where Bernadette Hall is/was? Sounds like it was on Richmond Hill. And may have been used by the Deaf Society for a while. Perhaps theatre-types will be more familiar with the Bernadette Players, but I can't find any reviews/write-ups on this bizarrely named production. (Save for this mention a year later in Seán O'Faoláin's lit-journal "The Bell")

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 06/Dec/2013 12:45:16

    [[email protected]] Having a bit of a rummage now! P.S. Keep an eye out next week for a beautiful Holly Bough cover from 1940... :)

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 06/Dec/2013 12:55:10

    [[email protected]] Feiseanna were held here, according to various newspapers, and plays, pantomimes (like the above), etc. If it's any help re the location, it seems that quite often bookings were taken from 43 Rugby Road or the Presbytery, Rathmines.

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    • 06/Dec/2013 13:39:11

    Very nice!

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    • 06/Dec/2013 20:33:45

    The "It's Behind You!" Limerick If you think that your pennies need spending A 'Panto' is well worth attending. A Witch, Fairy Queen, And a Monster are seen - With a thankfully quick Happy Ending!

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    maorlando - God keeps me as I lean on Him!!

    • 07/Dec/2013 05:17:39

    Is this where the gollies came from?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 09/Dec/2013 11:35:20

    [] What are "gollies"?

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    nutritious cabbage

    • 09/Dec/2013 22:46:20

    looks like the grinch

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 22/Sep/2016 19:48:46

    I have just added this photo to our 50,000+ Views Album. []