Panto Star and Capital Theatres Staff Run to Help King’s Redevelopment Project

King’s Panto star and famous handsome face of TV’s River City and Scot Squad, Jordan Young, will be running a half marathon as part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival in May of this year. Joining him will be a team of Capital Theatres staff, all running different distances from 1km to the full 26.2 miles to raise money for the King’s Theatre via Crowdfunder. The money raised will help fund the transformative redevelopment of the King’s Theatre which will not only preserve the history and heritage of one of Edinburgh’s most beloved buildings, but also make it more accessible for audiences and artists; improve the public spaces; add a café and creative engagement studio and improve facilities to make it a world class venue for generations to come.

For the launch, Jordan and the staff team will be joined and encouraged, if not on the track at least on the side lines, by his fellow panto stars Grant Stott and Allan Stewart. The trio will be back to raise the roof with laughter for this year’s Panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at the Festival Theatre for the first time, as the King’s will close for its  redevelopment in September.

Thanks to support from the Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, supportive patrons and donors, companies and trusts, as well as Capital Theatres’ own contribution, just over £1 million needs to be raised for the capital project costs before the King’s is closed. The marathon runners’ efforts will make an invaluable contribution to the theatre’s Crowdfunder.

More information about the King’s Future by visiting: King’s Future – Capital Theatres

To sponsor Jordan, or any of the staff members please visit:

Support the King’s Future

Irene Brown

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