Initially, Emma O’Driscoll can’t remember exactly how many pantomimes she has been in with the Limerick Panto Society. She begins to count each of the shows aloud: Cinderella, Robinson Crusoe, Snow White, Babes in the Wood – the list goes on.

In the end, Emma comes to the conclusion that her 2017 role as Princess Sukiyaki in Aladdin will be her 11th panto. Normally, the number is easy enough to tot up, she explains, as the list goes down along her arm.