Well folks, it’s approaching Christmas and panto time is coming in front of us all again (or is that behind us?) and standing out there like lights on a Christmas tree for everyone to see is the very traditional family fun of The King’s Theatre Christmas Pantomime
This year our festive treat is “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs “ and Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott aided by Frances Mayli McCann as Snow White put on another high quality show that has become as much part of an Edinburgh Christmas period to families over the years as Santa Claus himself. Allan, Andy and Grant seem to have refined their individual panto roles over the years to almost an artform.
Filled with contemporary references and traditional panto jokes and scenarios, this is a show for the whole family with more than enough to entertain the children, but also a little extra fun there for the adults too.
Once upon a time this show would have been called classic variety theatre, and it is great to see this format back on stage for at least part of the year as Scottish audiences have always loved their variety shows.
Everything is set as usual against high quality costumes and sets (with a few surprises).
Also interesting to note is how once you take today’s children away from their Iphones, Ipads and computer games, they still react to a pantomime in the same way that generations of children before them always have…and probably always will do.
This show was simply just a great night’s entertainment out for myself and my little boy and each of us watched a show that cleverly entertained at more than one age group level. Just classic family theatre entertainment at a high production level standard, and we all need as much of that as we can get.
Review by Donald & Earl