Dance sensations Flawless, returning favourite Clare Gray and new Scottish talent join the cast of The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan at the Festival Theatre, sponsored by Taylors Snacks
- Britain’s Got Talent finalists Flawless bring their jaw-dropping dance routines to the Festival Theatre stage
- Two young Edinburgh performers return to their home turf to take on the roles of Wendy and Tink
- Taylors Snacks is the proud sponsor of this year’s panto which returns to Festival Theatre for the second year, while a major redevelopment is underway at the traditional home of the King’s Theatre
7 September, Edinburgh: Street dance collective Flawless and two Scottish rising stars are set to join the cast of The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan at the Festival Theatre (25 Nov – 31 Dec) which is sponsored by Taylors Snacks. These new cast members star alongside fan favourites Allan Stewart, Grant Stott, Jordan Young and the returning Clare Gray in the capital city’s number one pantomime.
Renowned for their exceptional technical abilities and slick, charismatic style, Flawless became household names in 2009 when they reached the final of Britain’s Got Talent. They have since appeared in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, the opening ceremony for the London Paralympic Games, collaborated with English National Ballet and worked with some of the biggest names in music. Flawless will be adding more swashbuckling fun to Peter Pan as the Pirate Crew.
Edinburgh-born Robyn Whyte, cast as Wendy, returns to the Festival Theatre after making her professional debut there in 2016, as a child in the ensemble of in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Robyn is newly graduated from Urdang Academy and has appeared in BBC’s The Greatest Dancer.
Leith actress Rebecca Stenhouse appears as Tinkerbell, following up her previous visit to the Festival Theatre in the UK tour of Legally Blonde. Rebecca trained at Edinburgh’s MGA Academy of Performing Arts and also appeared in Grease, Columbus the Musical and Rock of Ages.
Fiona Gibson, Chief Executive of Capital Theatres, said:
“We’re thrilled to welcome Flawless to our panto family and can’t wait to see their incredible dance routines in The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan this year. It is also really special to have Kieran, Robyn and Rebecca returning to their home city to take on leading roles in the production – and fulfilling their childhood dreams in the process. They will join our beloved pantomime legends Allan, Grant, Jordan and Clare at the Festival Theatre, which plays host to the panto for the second year as the King’s Theatre’s exciting redevelopment is ongoing
We are also delighted to have Taylors Snacks on board as our sponsor. Their focus on family fun makes them an ideal partnership for us and we look forward to working together to offer our audiences a brilliant and ‘flavoursome’ experience.”
The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan is produced by the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Crossroads Pantomimes.
In September 2022, the traditional home of pantomime in Edinburgh, the King's Theatre, closed for a £35.6 million capital redevelopment to improve facilities and preserve the heritage of the beautiful building for years to come. While the King's undergoes this transformation, the city’s beloved panto has found a new home at Capital Theatres' other large venue, the Festival Theatre.
James Taylor, Managing Director of Taylors Snacks, said:
“At Taylors snacks, we’re all about fun, family and festivities – oh yes we are! Which is why we’re getting right BEHIND YOU and Capital Theatres as headline sponsors of this year’s Edinburgh Panto. The Panto draws crowds from across Scotland and beyond – giving us a great chance to rub shoulders with different generations, as they embark on a journey to Neverland.
Great snacks and the theatre go hand in hand – oh yes they do! We’re planning all sorts of exciting giveaways and sampling with our world-famous festive crisps and popcorn – and can’t wait to be part of all the fun.”
Capital Theatres is excited to have Scottish family business Taylors Snacks on board as the sponsor for this year’s pantomime. Produced near the fourth-generation Taylor farm in Perthshire, Taylors Snacks boasts award-winning crisps and a growing product range including popcorn and lentil waves. It has a continued dedication towards making high-quality and delicious thick-cut crisps with a signature texture which are cooked gently to create a unique flavour.