Mirror, Mirror on the Wall... Snow White is the Fairest Panto of them all!
We're delighted to announce that Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Jordan Young will return to star in the fairest panto of them all, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh
While the King’s Theatre is undergoing its Capital Redevelopment, the Festival Theatre will be the home of the fairest pantomime of them all next Christmas. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will run from Saturday 17 Dec 2022 to Sunday 22 Jan 2023 and will star pantomime favourites Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Jordan Young.
Fiona Gibson, Chief Executive of Capital Theatres said:
“We’re excited to be hosting Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Festival Theatre while the panto’s usual beloved home, the King’s Theatre, undergoes its transformational redevelopment. The story promises some super-sized fun on the Festival’s larger stage and of course we’re delighted to welcome back Allan, Grant and Jordan – mainstays of our Capital Theatres family and firm audience favourites.”
Chief Executive of Crossroads Pantomimes, Michael Harrison said:
“I am delighted the talented trio will be back in Edinburgh to perform in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs next year. Every year they bring their wit, talent and charisma to the stage and it’s an absolute joy to work with them. I am already looking forward to this year and we will be announcing further casting in due course.”
Allan Stewart has enjoyed an extensive career in stand-up, music and musical theatre for a number of decades. On stage Allan has appeared in numerous Royal Variety Performances and performed to critical acclaim in the Olivier Award winning musical Jolson the Musical. A mainstay of pantomime, Allan has appeared at the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh every year since 1998 and holds the venue’s record for playing Dame more times than any other actor.
Grant Stott is a BBC Radio Scotland presenter and panto veteran and this will mark his 28th pantomime, and the 22nd consecutive season for Capital Theatres. Grant can be heard on The Afternoon Show and Grant Stott’s Vinyl Collective (both BBC Radio Scotland) and is currently starring in BBC’s River City.
Jordan Young is best-known for playing bad boy Alex Murdoch in River City, a role for which he won a Best Scottish Actor award. He’s also known as PC Jack McLaren in BBC Scotland’s BAFTA-winning improvised comedy series Scot Squad.
In Summer 2022 the King's Theatre closes for a £25 million capital redevelopment to improve facilities both onstage and off, as well as preserving the heritage of the beautiful building and ensuring it's a fitting venue for the panto for years to come. While the King's undergoes this transformation the beloved panto will move to Capital Theatres' other large venue, the Festival Theatre, where it will play for its Christmas 2022 and 2023 run, before returning to the new and improved King's for the Christmas of 2024.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is produced by the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Crossroads Pantomimes, and will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of comedy, sensational song and dance numbers, fabulous costumes and stunning scenery. Throw in a magical mirror, seven friendly dwarfs, a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and plenty of audience participation and you have the perfect recipe to outwit the Wicked Queen and let love prevail in this glittering festive treat for all ages.
Further casting for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be announced later in 2022.