Panto star backing Dons for cup glory
3 DAYS TO GO! SCOTTISH LEAGUE CUP FINAL ABERDEEN V CELTIC
STARS of a city panto have shown their support for the Dons ahead of a crunch cup final. Snow White cast members Jordan Young, Lee Mead and Alan Mchugh donned masks given out by the Evening Express ahead of the League Cup Final with Celtic on Sunday at Hampden. Jordan Young, a diehard Rangers fan, says he is “100% behind Aberdeen”. He said: “I’m definitely backing Aberdeen. I couldn’t root for them more, for many, many reasons, but mainly because this is where I do panto and I absolutely love this city. “I’ve got a great fondness for Aberdeen and I really hope that the Dons can do it. “If they manage to get a win, the panto performance that night will be absolutely rocking, people will be in a great mood. “You can see it in every town that wins a cup like this, outside of Glasgow. It really lifts the town or city – it gives everyone a great boost.” Jordan, who is set to play Muddles in the family favourite, hopes the Dons can break the monopoly their opponents have on Scottish football. He said: “Everyone is sick of Celtic winning everything aren’t they? “Even if you’re a Greenock Morton fan, a Motherwell fan or any other fan, you always like to see another team win. “I think Aberdeen have done really well and Derek Mcinnes has done a fantastic job. “In the last final, Aberdeen did really well and Celtic managed to win with the last kick of the ball, it was heartbreaking for them.” The trio, including HMT panto stalwart Alan Mchugh, will have to watch the game in between performances of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves this Sunday at His Majesty’s Theatre. Lee, who will be Prince Charming in this year’s production, said: “I can see a lot of people dashing for the dressing rooms as soon as the show is over to make sure they get to see the game. “It’ll be a nice vibe in the city if they win.” Jordan predicted his mood would be boosted in the Sunday’s evening performance should the Dons win. He said: “It will be absolutely brilliant. I don’t know if it’ll be a sober show though.” The show is due to open on Saturday at 7pm. Tickets are available from aberdeenperformingarts.com.
Panto stars, from left, Alan Mchugh, Lee Mead and Jordan Young with their masks to back the Dons