We're delighted to announce River City bad boy Jordan Young will be joining Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott in this year’s unmissable King’s Theatre pantomime, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, opening on Saturday 30 November 2019 and running until Sunday 19 January 2020. Further casting for Scotland’s biggest panto will be announced in the coming months.
A featured regular on BBC Scotland’s River City for over six years, Jordan has entertained soap fans as rogue Alex McAllister, for which he won the award for Best Scottish Actor at the Scottish Variety Awards in 2016. He also recently filmed a fifth series playing PC Jack McLaren in BBC Scotland’s improvised comedy Scot Squad. He’s also appeared in Doctors, Legit, Still Game, Only an Excuse, Shetland, Rab C Nesbitt, Mongrels, Garrow’s Law, Bob Servant, New Town and The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle; Rebus, Doors Open and Law & Order: UK as well as the feature films Filth, For Those in Peril and Driving Lessons.
No stranger to the stage, Jordan’s previous theatre work includes performing for The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, the Old Vic, the National Theatre of Scotland, the Traverse Theatre, King’s Theatre Glasgow, Catherine Wheels, Vox Motus, Òran Mór, Citizens Theatre, Random Accomplice, the Brunton, Borderline, Rapture, Rowan Tree, Macrobert and the Edinburgh International Festival.
For the last 12 years Jordan has starred in pantomime at His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen, regularly performing alongside Elaine C Smith, but most recently with Lee Mead and Jimmy Osmond, opposite their local dame (and Qdos Entertainment pantomime writer) Alan McHugh. Goldilocks and the Three Bears marks Jordan’s first time performing alongside the King’s trio of Allan, Andy and Grant and will be appearing as Joey the Clown.
Speaking on his casting, Jordan Young said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining the boys at the King’s Edinburgh after 12 brilliant years in Aberdeen. I’ve long admired them and the amazing panto history of the King’s so I can’t wait to get started.”
Michael Harrison, Managing Director of Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer and the team behind the annual King’s production, said: “Jordan is going to be a fantastic addition to our production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Like Allan, Andy and Grant, Jordan is a class act and a hilarious comedy performer who will complement them perfectly.”
Duncan Hendry, Chief Executive of Capital Theatres added: ‘I was Chief Executive at His Majesty’s Aberdeen when Jordan started his very successful run of pantos with Alan McHugh. He has a terrific stage presence, has great comic timing and I’m sure Edinburgh audiences will love him.’
This year’s circus-inspired King's Panto spectacular will be packed full of hilarious comedy routines, laughter, dazzling special effects and hair-rising displays.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears will blend the worlds of circus and pantomime featuring magic, music, mayhem and plenty of (Scottish) porridge.
With tickets already selling fast, audiences are advised to book early so they don’t miss this year’s must-see show, the panto that's just right!