It may be August but it’s time to announce the cast for this year’s Edinburgh King’s Theatre Panto. Oh yes, it is!
‘Sleeping Beauty’ is running at the grand old lady of Leven Street from Saturday 27th November 2021 till Sunday 16th January 2022.
Everybody’s favourite Panto dame, Allan Stewart will return as Queen May. Grant Stott will be strutting back onto the King’s stage as this year’s villain, Carabosse. 2019’s new addition to the King’s Panto team, Jordan Young, will also be returning as Muddles. The three gents will be accompanied by Nicola Meehan as The Good Fairy and Sia Dauda as Princess Beauty. Clare Gray will also be returning to the King’s stage as Narcissa in a fitting tribute to her late father, the King’s Theatre panto legend, Andy Gray.
The world’s biggest pantomime producer, Crossroads Pantomimes, will produce ‘Sleeping Beauty’ and Ed Curtis will return to direct. The family-friendly show will be packed full of comedy routines, participation and all the unmissable magic that Capital Theatres audiences have come to expect from their annual festive pantomime.
‘Sleeping Beauty’ will be the last Panto to run at the King’s Theatre until 2024 while work gets underway for the theatre’s re-development. The yearly Panto will instead run at Capital Theatre’s Edinburgh Festival Theatre while the King’s is closed.
CEO of Capital Theatres, Fiona Gibson said:
“We’re so delighted to have the King’s panto back for another year, the staff and the audiences missed its magic and sparkle so much last Christmas. Sleeping Beauty, resplendent with all the family fun, songs, jokes and wonder we’ve come to expect, will be just the festive treat we all need this winter. Of course there’s one person we’ll really miss when that curtain lifts on the first night and that’s cherished panto star and friend Andy Gray. Although it won’t be the same without him, his spirit will be very much in evidence as his fellow stars Allan Stewart and Grant Stott take to the stage alongside Jordan Young, who has become a firm panto favourite in recent years. Andy’s legacy will also live on through his daughter Clare Gray whom we’re thrilled will be joining this year’s panto cast, along with Nicola Meehan and Sia Duada to complete the dream team. This will be our last panto in the King’s before the Grand Old Lady of Leven Street commences its much-needed redevelopment, restoring it to be the fabulous venue our audiences, staff and artists truly deserve. So don’t miss it – we know it’s going to be an extra special one.”
We cannot wait to return to the King’s Theatre this year for a fabulous new Panto production!
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