By Anne Mackie
Edinburgh Panto Dream Team, Andy Gray, Grant Stott and Allan Stewart were this month reunited after three years of ‘panto-ing’. They will lead this year’s shenanigans in the King’s Theatre pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk.
In his usual panto attire, Allan Stewart will play his much beloved and comical Dame May McTrot, with Grant Stott delivering his meaniest “baddie” yet, the giant henchman, Fleshcreep. Andy Gray returns in his much missed “I’m no’ very well” catchline as The King.
Featuring the tallest, biggest beanstalk in pantoland, Producer, Qudos Entertainment described the computer controlled giant as “huge, carrying humans to his clouds in the sky “. The beanstalk also grows up through the auditorium, reaching a massive 35 feet and all from a few little beans!
At the official launch, Chief Executive of the Festival Theatre, John Stalker, said:
“It is so exciting to have Allan, Andy and Grant back on stage together for this year’s fantastic pantomime. Together with yet another great script from Paul Elliott we have all the makings of a great show to take our minds away from all the talk of spending cuts. One thing is certain, no one is cutting back on buying pantomime tickets – we have the highest ever advance sales so I would encourage everyone to book now to avoid disappointment.”
More comical, and outrageous than ever before, Jack and the Beanstalk promises a Christmas season of fun frolics and spectacular antics for all the family, with a variety of ticket prices to match. The Kings Theatre box office have confirmed a record number of of 46,000 have already been sold and it’s only October!
Jack and the Beanstalk runs from Saturday 4 December 2010 – Sunday 23 January 2011. Tickets, with concessions/group discounts can be booked on 0131 529 6000 or through the Kings Theatre, Edinburgh website. Book soon? Oh yes you should!