pantomime

Jamie and the Unicorn online

Jamie and the Unicorn online

★★★★☆ Streaming good fun

The brand new pantomime Jamie and the Unicorn at the Gaiety Theatre in Ayr, hits all the big pantomime tropes – and hits them bang on – with a live performance that makes a smooth transfer to online viewing.

December 20, 2021 | By | Reply More
Listings: Mon 13 to Sun 19 December 2021

Listings: Mon 13 to Sun 19 December 2021

What’s on Edinburgh’s Stages this week…

With most Christmas productions up and running, the Playhouse and the Studio Theatre complete this years offer with new openings from the extreme ends of the Festive selection, at least in terms of size.

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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretel

★★★★☆   Sweet treat

It’s back! Oh yes it is. After Covid sent the 2020 Brunton panto online, the regulars are once more live on stage before a very appreciative audience. Hansel and Gretel brings festive fun back to Musselburgh, bigger and better than ever.

December 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner

★★★★☆   Touchingly funny

Christmas Dinner may be something of a stopgap as this year’s Lyceum show, but it proves a success in its own right. Amusing, energetic, and wearing its considerable profundity lightly, it should appeal to the widest possible audience.

December 10, 2021 | By | Reply More
Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

★★★★☆  Comforting

Familiar routines, eye-catching gimmicks and cheeky swagger are naturally present in Sleeping Beauty, this year’s pantomime at the King’s. And if something is unsurprisingly missing, it does pretty well in making up for it.

December 2, 2021 | By | Reply More
Listings: Mon 29 Nov – Sun 5 Dec 2021

Listings: Mon 29 Nov – Sun 5 Dec 2021

What’s on Edinburgh’s stages this week… Christmas is almost upon us, with the first of the pantomimes and Christmas shows setting out their stalls this week. Not quite as many as usual this year, and just the two amateur events in town. With Sleeping Beauty already bringing in the panto laugh at the King’s, the […]

December 1, 2021 | By | Reply More
King’s Panto cast

King’s Panto cast

Sleeping Beauty cast confirmed for King’s

Edinburgh’s panto triumvirate may be no more, but there will be a Gray on stage at the King’s this year, when panto giants Grant Stott and Allan Stewart are joined by Clare Gray in Sleeping Beauty.

August 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
Remembering Andy Gray

Remembering Andy Gray

Memories of the comic genius who was Andy Gray

The news of Andy Gray’s death over the weekend has prompted an outpouring of sorrow, all the more heartfelt because the memories of those who knew him are so joyful.

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Rapunzel – A Hairy Tale Adventure

Rapunzel – A Hairy Tale Adventure

★★★☆☆Festive fun:

The National Theatre of Scotland’s Rapunzel is full of enjoyment and impressive performances. Although it never quite stakes its claim as a compelling work in its own right, there is plenty to satisfy those missing their annual helping of seasonal entertainment.

December 22, 2020 | By | Reply More
Rapunzel: The Pantomime

Rapunzel: The Pantomime

★★★★★  Towering achievement

The Brunton’s panto is a little different this year – Oh yes it is! Covid means the Brunton’s 2020 offering was filmed, with smaller audiences able to watch Rapunzel in the venue’s cinema. As it turned out, tier changes meant that plan was abandoned, but a web link ensures kids of all ages don’t have to miss out.

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