Allan Stewart

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
Aladdin

Aladdin

✭✭✭✭✩ Flashes of brilliance:
Shiny, snappy and energetic, Aladdin at the King’s sacrifices some of the traditional interaction of a panto, but remains a highly satisfying production.

December 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show – Review

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show – Review

✭✭✭✭✩ Pure showbiz delight

Looking at this week’s offering at the King’s Theatre, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s panto season. There are star turns by Andy Gray and Grant Stott. A supporting cast of talented young lads and lasses. A speciality act or two…

March 8, 2014 | By | Reply More
Review – Peter Pan

Review – Peter Pan

✭✭✭✭✩ Fantastic family fun

Big, bold and completely shameless, this year’s King’s pantomime, Peter Pan, is certainly one of the best seen there for years.

December 6, 2013 | By | 4 Replies More
Preview for the week: 11 – 17 January, 2010

Preview for the week: 11 – 17 January, 2010

The snow might be thawing, but Edinburgh’s stages are only slowly beginning to heat up – the first of 2010’s new productions opens at the Royal Lyceum on Saturday and a 19 year-old Fringe mega-hit returns in its latest incarnation to the Festival Theatre.

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