Join in the festive fun with a trip to the theatre
It’s pantomime time again!
King’s Theatre, Glasgow: December 6 to January 11: Booking line:0844 871 7648. Tickets from £9; www.atgtickets.com
He charmed TV audiences as the star of Gary Tank Commander and now Greg McHugh is set to win panto audiences over when he leads the cast of Peter Pan at the King’s.
It’s 50 years since the first ever pantomime was staged at the historic venue, but the Christmas spectaculars are as popular as ever.
Still Game actor Gavin Mitchell will return to the King’s for his eighth pantomime in the role of Captain Hook, while Record columnist Des Clarke makes a hearty comeback as Starkey.
River City star Scott Fletcher plays the boy who never grew up, Peter Pan, and King’s newcomer Joanne McGuinness stars as Wendy in a production that will feature impressive special effects, sets and musical numbers along with all the traditional family fun.
Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow: November 26 to January 18, 2015: Box office: 0141 332 1846. Tickets from £17.50; www.pavilionpanto.com
Get set for hilarity on the high seas in this year’s Pavilion panto, inspired by the classic Robert Louise Stevenson tale.
Join young Jim Hawkins (Stephen Purdon) as he embarks on the biggest adventure of his life on board the Hispaniola, with the good Captain Smollet (Clark Stewart) and Peck the Parrott (Johnny Mac) as companions.
Cat Harvey, co-host of the Heart Scotland breakfast show, also stars, this year alongside TV presenter pal Michelle McManus.
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh: November 29 to January 18, 2015: Box office: 0131 529 6000. Tickets from £14 to £30; www.edtheatres.com/aladdin
It’s a decade since they last performed in Aladdin together, but Edinburgh panto trio Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott are set to bring the story of the genie of the lamp to life once again.
The show is produced by Michael Harrison and directed by Ed Curtis, the creative team behind last year’s box office hit at The King’s, Peter Pan.
With lots more 3D special effects planned, the production from panto giants Qdos promises to be even bigger than ever.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy: December 9 to January 10. Tickets from £12; Box Office: 01592 583302; www.onfife.com/events/jack-andbeanstalk
Jack’s gigantic adventures are brought to life in a brand new version of this pantomime classic.
Jack’s just a wee lad fae Fife on his way to the big city to seek his fortune with his old cow for company when events take a dramatic turn.
Kirkcaldy’s best-loved dame, Billy Mack is back and in fine form, while producers promise “dollops of Dickens, a sprinkle of Poppins, a
Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling: Novembe January 4: Tickets from £13.50; Box office 0 466666; www.macrobert.org
Written by the writer, director, perform Macrobert panto favourite, Johnny McK this year’s show is a“disco-tastic”take on classic tale of Aladdin.
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