Allan Stewart

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

★★★★☆ Sparkling:

Beauty and the Beast comes to the King’s in pantomime form for the first time since 1946 in a show that continues a classic run of hits – and is sticking around well into January next year.

December 6, 2018 | By | Reply More
Gray pulls out of Panto

Gray pulls out of Panto

Illness forces Andy Gray to withdraw from King’s:

Andy Gray has announced that he will no longer be able to perform at this year’s pantomime at the King’s Theatre Beauty and the Beast, on medical grounds.

October 4, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

★★★★☆   Entertaining:

The King of Variety is back at the Kings Theatre with another fantastic show packed full of entertainment, music and mayhem.

February 28, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
King’s Cinders nommed in panto awards

King’s Cinders nommed in panto awards

Cinderella gets two nods in panto awards:

Cinderella, the 2017/18 Edinburgh King’s pantomime, has received two nominations in the Great British Pantomime Awards – for its script and its baddie.

February 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆ Still Sparkling:

This year’s King’s pantomime – Cinderella – is a more plot-driven and less reliant on effects than many of recent years. It also lacks some of the more interactive elements of panto, but for sheer fun and laughter it scores very highly indeed.

December 8, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

✭✭✭✭✩ Big and clever:
It’s Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show at the King’s this week. Or maybe it’s the Big Big BIG Variety Show. It’s hard to keep these things straight… But it’s fair to say it’s big.

March 1, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

★★★★☆ Raucous:
The celebrated trio of Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Andy Gray are front and centre in this year’s King’s pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk – a production that is low on storyline but high on childlike fun and a headlong, effervescent energy.

December 3, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Canned Laughter

Canned Laughter

★★★★☆ Canny:
Pathos and superbly performed comedy combine in Canned Laughter at the King’s all week until Saturday.

March 30, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

★★★★☆ Comic spectacle:
Professional pantomime is not the place to go for new theatrical techniques or stunning insights into the human condition.

December 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show

✭✭✭✩✩ Not enough Variety:
There is much to enjoy in Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show at the King’s this week, but overall this mixed bag will do little to bring the genre back to life.

April 10, 2015 | By | Reply More