Goldilocks announced as King's panto for 2019

On the eve of this year’s panto opening, we’re delighted to announce Goldilocks and the Three Bears as the King’s Theatre Edinburgh panto for 2019/20, opening on Saturday 30 November 2019 and running until Sunday 19 January 2020.

Join us in the big top of panto dreams as the King’s Theatre Edinburgh transforms into a sensational circus world where anything is possible.

Three is the magic number as Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott will reunite in a reimagining of the classic bedtime story in a circus-set adventure packed full of the thrills, spills, dazzling stunts and jaw-dropping special effects Edinburgh audiences have come to expect every festive season. With magic, music, mayhem, plenty of porridge and the much-loved trio back together, run away to the circus next Christmas and book your tickets to Goldilocks, the pantomime that’s just right!

Following the come-back special of Beauty and the Beast to the King’s Edinburgh panto stable in 2018/19, the return of Goldilocks in no less significant. Goldilocks and the Three Bears first came into being as a pantomime in a version penned by W.S. Gilbert (Gilbert & Sullivan) and performed at the Lyceum Theatre London in 1867. The story was first set in a circus in 1925 in Howard & Wyndham’s Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the King’s Theatre Edinburgh, starring Eve Lynn and Tom D. Newell.  The production focussed on the rivalry between two circus owners - one evil and one good - and as they say in show business, ‘if it ain’t broke’…. Last seen as the Kings’ panto in 2007 starring Allan Stewart, Grant Stott, James Mackenzie and Tweedy, it’s a very warm welcome back for the classic Goldilocks.

Friends get first priority on booking for the King’s panto. Join as a Friend for £36 a year to book from Tue 8 to Mon 14 Jan or book a Group (8+) from Tue 15 Jan to Fri 15 Feb. Everyone can book from Mon 18 Feb!

Tue 8 – Mon 14 Jan               Friends can book for 7 or fewer tickets online, on phone or in person from an allocation of seats. For group bookings of 8+ Friends can submit their booking form by post, email, or in person to the Festival Theatre.

Tue 15 Jan – Fri 15 Feb         Any groups (8+) can submit their booking form by post, email, or in person to the Festival Theatre.

Mon 18 Feb                            Everyone can book!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears goes on sale to Friends on Tuesday 8 January, Groups (8+) on Tuesday 15 January 2019, and on General Sale from Monday 18 February 2019. Tickets can be booked on 0131 529 6000, 0131 529 6005 (8+) or online at . Please note that during the advance Friends and Groups priority booking periods tickets for groups of 8+ can only be made by form.