In a combination of a comeback and a brief farewell, the King’s Theatre announces the return of its much loved pantomime that holds such a special place in the hearts of Edinburgh audiences. This year’s show will be Sleeping Beauty that will be the last pantomime at the King’s Theatre before it closes for a £25million redevelopment next year. Until its planned reopening in 2024, the pantomime will transfer to the Festival Theatre.
Panto favourites Allan Stewart and Grant Stott return on stage as Queen May and Carabosse in their respective roles of dame and villain that they occupy so well. Allan has appeared at the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh every year since 1998, and holds the venue’s record for playing Dame more times than any other actor. For BBC Radio Scotland presenter Grant, this will be the 27th pantomime playing his ultimate pantomime villain, and the 21st consecutive season on the King’s stage.
The pair will be joined again by Scot SquadandRiver Citystar, not to mention film star, Jordan Young who will play Muddles. New to the cast is Nicola Meehan in the role of The Good Fairy and Sia Dauda, who will play Princess Beauty.
Making a return to the King’s stage, this time in the part of Narcissa, is writer and actress Clare Gray, who is the daughter of the much loved and missed Andy Gray who sadly passed away last year and was the third part of the successful panto triumvirate.
Sleeping Beauty is produced by the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Crossroads Pantomimes and will once again be directed by Ed Curtis. The family-friendly show will be packed full of all the elements that Kings’ audiences have come to expect from their annual festive pantomime.
Chief Executive of Crossroads Pantomimes, Michael Harrison said “It’s exciting to be announcing such a stellar line-up for our Edinburgh King’s Theatre Pantomime at a time when we’re feeling confident about venues operating at full capacity this Christmas. The King’s panto is a lynchpin of the Crossroads Pantomime season and to have a show so packed with comedy and vocal talent is homage to the long tradition of pantomime excellence at The King’s.”
Return of the King’s panto? Now that’s normality!
Sleeping Beauty will be on at the King’s Theatre from Sat 27 Nov 2021 to Sun 16 Jan 2022 Matinees and Evenings available
Tickets are on sale now from Capital Theatres website or by phone on 0131 529 6000