Variety of entertainment on offer in Dublin city centre over the Christmas period.

Pantomime, theatre and fun fairs are all on offer in Dublin over the festive season. From 'Aladdin' at the Gaiety Theatre, and 'Funderland' at the RDS, to the 'The King and I' at the Olympia Theatre.

Reporter Colm Connolly meets writer of 'The Course' Brendan O'Carroll at the Tivoli Theatre where Brendan mistakes Colm for RTÉ Newsreader Charles Mitchel. 'The Course' is running at the Tivoli until Christmas Eve and then moves on to Clonmel, Wexford and Dundalk.

An RTÉ News report by Colm Connolly broadcast on 23 December 1995.