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Pony Panto trots back into the MAC Belfast

The hugely popular pony panto made its glitzy return to the MAC for its annual Christmas off-the-wall comedy show.

The talented comedy-dance-theatre troupe ponydance have ramped up this year’s show and will take to the stage with a live band, dancers, great costumes, bad taste special guests and your incorrigible host ‘Leonie Ponie’. It will run until Saturday 19th December 2015.

pony panto has become something of a Christmas phenomenon, suggesting that parents aren’t content to leave all the fun to the children. Now in its fourth year, the MAC has extended the run as it always sells out.  There are still a few tickets left so get in quick.  With legions of loyal fans coming back year after year to revel in the hedonistic world of pony panto, adult audiences are treated to a show filled with humour, skits and lots of weird and wonderful performances, the likes of which you won’t see anywhere else.

While the kids are asleep and dreaming of Santa, mum and dad can escape to the MAC theatre and enjoy the wild side of Christmas. Offering an ideal opportunity to escape the madness of Christmas and enter the even madder world of pony panto; you will be treated to a night of adult fun, laughter and an all-round great night out for you and your other half. Spend a night with the ponies and you’ll remember why Christmas can be so much fun.

The ever industrious ponydance, champions of comedy dance theatre, who you may have seen on their very own documentary on TG4, have performed to less than ten people in parish halls and over ten thousand people in the Aviva Stadium. Based in Ireland and Northern Ireland, touring the world and drinking tea, ponydance are good looking, funny, charming and now, award winning.

Áine McVerry, Marketing and Communications Director at the MAC explains, “It’s not just the children who get to have all the fun at the MAC.  There’s a loyal fan base for our fabulous adults-only pony panto and it’s become something of a Christmas tradition at the MAC. If you haven’t been, you really should – it sells out every year, suggesting that even the grown-ups are in need of a bit of fun at Christmas.

We are delighted to welcome ponydance back for the fourth year on a trot (sorry). As ever, the ponies are mixing the format up this year so it will be even louder, funnier and madder than last time. “

To make a night of it, you can also enjoy the MAC’s restaurant and bar, NATIVE by Yellow Door who will be serving up festive cocktails, sharing platters and much more. Every weekend night there’ll be a late DJ from 10.30pm to keep the party going after the show.

So join us for an adult only panto like no other as pony dance unleashes its much-loved, irreverent take on everybody’s favourite season.

If you fancy a night of Pony Fun, don’t delay as tickets are selling fast. Pony Panto is running until Saturday 19th December and tickets are priced at £17 per adult. For further information and to book your tickets visit or call 028 9023 5053.

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