Gregor’s a Rab hand at Panto malarkey
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is coming to The King’s Theatre stage for the second time in the venue’s pantomime history.
Scottish comedy legend Gregor Fisher leads a cast of family favourites in his anticipated return to the King’s panto from December 4 until January 10, 2016.
Gregor Fisher, who is best known to TV audiences for his role as Rab C Nesbitt, first starred as a robber in Babes in The Wood alongside Rikki Fulton and Jack Milroy in 1981.
Over three decades later the star is thrilled to be adding another string to his vest in the role of Hector the Henchman.
He said: “It’s a privilege to be part of this Christmas tradition once again at the beautiful King’s Theatre. Returning to pantomime is a slightly daunting but exciting prospect.
“It’ll be a challenge but it’s all worthwhile when you hear the audience’s reaction and kids laughing, or booing.
“I’m looking forward to playing the Henchman and working with Juliet Cadzow as the Wicked Queen — we’ll be a devilish duo not to be messed with, Mwaa-ha-ha!”
Capital FM presenter Des Clarke is on hand to lead the festive fun and games as loveable rogue Muddles for his fourth consecutive year in a King’s panto.
Juliet Cadzow, known for playing bus driver Edie McCredie in BBC television series Balamory, has swapped checking wing mirrors for a magical looking glass fit for a Wicked Queen. Juliet is no stranger to the King’s panto having starred in the 1998 production of Sleeping Beauty followed by Cinderella in 2005.
‘Mirror Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?’ That would be King’s panto regular Jenny HayleyDouglas as the beautiful Snow White.
At the age of 18 Jenny became one of the semi-finalists for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for Dorothy in the BBC 1 Programme Over The Rainbow. Since then she has toured with the UK/International tour of We Will Rock You playing Meat and starred in King’s pantomimes — Cinderella, Aladdin, Peter Pan and for the fourth consecutive year Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Emerging vocalist Allan Jay plays the dashing Prince Lorenzo. Last year Allan choreographed and starred as a pirate in Peter Pan at the King’s, this panto season he is delighted to be returning as part of the main cast.
So join in the fun this Christmas and venture into an enchanted fairytale forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs featuring spectacular sets, glittering costumes and side-splitting comedy for all the family.
They are all going to the ball The starstudded cast of this year’s King’s panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs includes Rab C Nesbitt star Gregor Fisher (centre) and comedian and radio presenter Des Clarke (far right)