Christmas time at Roundwood House



THE proprietors of Roundwood House would like to share a night of Christmas fun with everyone at Roundwood this Friday December 21.

Returning to them for a second year, the theatrical/musical double bill of ‘The Happy Prince’ and ‘Away in A Major’ is the perfect way to capture a bit of seasonal magic.

Starting with Oscar Wilde’s bittersweet children’s story, performed by Michael Ford of ‘Bewley’s Cafe Theatre’ and accompanied by the whimsical piano playing of musical director Trevor Knight, ‘The Happy Prince’ will melt away the years and make people feel like a kid again.

After a short break to dry your eyes and fill your glasses, Susannah de Wrixon will draw you around the fire and warm you with Christmas songs and stories. Susannah is a well known face, having performed in nunerous theatre shows, as well as a number of musical productions, incluindg ‘Farewell Ella’, ‘Pajama Jazz’, and ‘Fever - The Story of Peggy Lee’. She also featured in a number of TV programmes including The Clinic, Fair City and Ballykissangel.

Her show ‘Away in A Major’ has sold out at the National Concert Hall and the Pavilion and is a feast of Christmas goodies from John B. Keane, Dylan Thomas, Tom Waits and whoever wrote ‘Santa Baby’, plus a whole lot more. With a twenty foot Christmas tree, Christmas crackers and mulled wine by the fire, there aren’t too many other ways to sum up Christmas. Dinner will be served at 7pm, followed by the ‘Happy Prince’, a short break and then ‘Away in A Major’. Tickets are priced at €50 and this includes a glass of mulled wine, dinner and the show. For tickets and more information contact 057 87 32120 or email


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