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Watch: The Jungle Book Gaiety panto promises 'usual extravaganza' with added surprises

The Gaiety Panto had its launch outside the beloved theatre today and saw the cast, as well as the show's writer and director, pose for photos and give Dubs a glimpse of what they can expect from the show this festive season.

The Jungle Book is this year's Gaiety panto and begins its run at the venue from November 27 until January 8.

The Gaiety Panto has become something of a Dublin Christmas legend at this stage and if previous productions are anything to go by, ticket holders are in for a performance filled with laughs, devilment and high-octane routines.

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Speaking to Dublin Live outside the Gaiety Theatre today, writer and producer Daryn Crosbie said that the beloved story of The Jungle Book has been panto-fied with some Irish twists.

He revealed: "This is the first time The Jungle Book has ever been done in Ireland. We've panto-fied it like we always.

Cast of The Jungle Book at the launch of The Gaiety Panto (Robbie Kane)

"Last year, The Little Mermaid unfortunately got cut short but we are chomping at the bit to get going with this one.

"There will be the usual extravaganza that the Gaiety brings you. There'll be characters that you will recognize but we will have an Ireland twist on them.

"There are always some weird and wonderful surprises."

Joe Conlon as Nanny Nincompoop at The Gaiety Theatre (Robbie Kane)

Meanwhile Joe Conlon, AKA The Jungle Book's Nanny Nincompoop, told Dublin Live that there will be "magic galore" in the show, raising producer Daryn for being "diseased with talent".

The role of Mowgli will be played by Jake Farmer, Lucas Mahon and Ifraz Niazi, who today were pictured outside The Gaiety Theatre holding a love snake at the launch.

Tickets for The Gaiety Panto are on sale now from €21, available though Ticketmaster.ie.

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