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With her keen determination, a bit of cellotape and a fake beard, Cinderella and her best pal, an auld sheep named Muttons, plan to storm that royal ball and show the pantosphere exactly what she is capable of. Written by Johnny McKnight with an all-female cast. Directed by Kenny Miller.
Showing at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, from 27th November 2019 until 5th January 2020.
Follow the mischievous Pinocchio on his journey from wooden puppet to real boy. Full of magic and adventure, this production embraces the vivid inventiveness of the original tale and will enchant the whole family this Christmas. Directed by Dominic Hill.
A Citizens' Theatre production, showing at the Tramway, Glasgow, from 7th December 2019 until 4th January 2020.
The Great British pantomime, staged in a traditional English pub! This unique twist on the Cinderella story sees all the characters you know, love and hate colliding in a local boozer, where the audience are welcomed to the heart of the action to witness pints spilled, mates pulled and hearts poured out on the karaoke. Produced by James Seabright. Written by Luke Barnes and Not Too Tame Theatre company, and directed by Jimmy Fairhurst.
Showing at The Vaults, London, from 22nd November 2019 until 12th January 2020.
Full of joyful music, songs, puppets, laughs – and rhymes, rhymes, rhymes – Oi Frog & Friends is an action-packed musical adventure which is sure to prove the perfect introduction to theatre for families with children aged 3+. Adapted from the bestselling books by Kes Gray and Jim Field, and created for the stage by Emma Earle, Zoe Squire, Luke Bateman and Richy Hughes. A Kenny Wax Family Entertainment Production. Directed by Emma Earle.
Touring across the UK from 7th October until 3rd November and then tranferring to the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, from 29th November until 5th January.
Will Rapunzel follow her dreams and leave with the bumbling Prince? Will Stirling Stella be ready to accept a plucky young heroine who has never seen Love Island or Cash In the Attic? Will Rapunzel opt for a bob, a perm or go retro with a Rachel cut at the hairdressers? Find out in this year's hilarious Panto! Written and directed by Johnny McKnight.
Showing at the Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, from 22nd November until 31st December.
The highly-anticipated world premiere stage show opens this November, in partnership with internationally acclaimed Selladoor Worldwide, continuing Dundee Rep’s collaboration with award-winning writing partnership Noisemaker following the hugely successful The Snow Queen, A Christmas Carol, and brand new musical, Hi My Name is Ben which premiered in the US this Spring. Directed by Andrew Panton.
Showing at Dundee Rep Theatre from 23rd November until 5th January, and then touring the UK until 14th March 2020.
A fairy-light filled treat with original music and songs for ages 4 - 7 and their families. Originally titled The Ugly Duckling Christmas Special, this production was commissioned by and developed with Hull Truck Theatre for a co-production with The Herd Theatre in 2018, supported by Arts Council England. Directed by Ruby Thompson.
Showing at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, from 17th December 2019 until 5th January 2020.
After her 7 long voyages, all Sinbad wants for Christmas is peace, a pal and a party in her home town of Perthepolis. Perth’s favourite dame Barrie Hunter and crew welcome all mateys aboard for high seas high-jinks at the Perth Theatre panto! Directed by Barrie Hunter.
Showing at Perth Theatre from 29th November 2019 until 4th January 2020.
Will good defeat evil? Only one way to find out. Take a trip to see Aladdin this year at the Alhambra. Will the wicked Abanazar be stopped? Get set to experience a Whole New World at the Alhambra this December. Dame-extraordinaire Billy Mack returns!
Showing at the Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline, from 10th until 28th December.
In one ghostly, Christmas night, miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge receives a series of unexpected supernatural visitors who are determined to show him the error of his ways. Scrooge learns to pity himself and to love his neighbour – but is that enough? A fantastic, festive tale of redemption and compassion packed with feel-good festive music and song, dancing and joy. Directed by Elizabeth Newman.
Showing at Pitlochry Festival Theatre from 21st November until 23rd December.
Can Jack defeat the giant, win the heart of his one true love and solve their economic woes? The giant family pantomime is back. Produced by Imagine Theatre.
Showing at Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy, from 7th December 2019 until 4th January 2020.
Join them for a fun-filled, interactive adventure for ages 5 and under this Christmas. There will be lots of laughs and songs to join in with, in this festive show for wee ones and their grown-ups. Directed by Julie Ellen.
Showing at the Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, from 26th November until 24th December.
Director Andy Arnold creates a delightful new show for wee ones in the cosy surroundings of the Changing House. With live music and audience participation, Ali the Magic Elf is a gentle festive treat not to be missed. Conceived and directed by Andy Arnold.
Showing at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, from 29th November until 31st December.
Discover a world beyond your imagination: a place powered by the magic of elves. All you need to do to get there, is believe.
The world class team behind GlasGLOW and itison is turning Kelvingrove into Elfingrove, with a spellbinding night time tour of Glasgow’s best-loved museum, where the magic of Christmas is brought to life.
Running from the 5th December until 5th January at the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow.
Get ready for the ultimate egg-stravaganza as the biggest panto story ever takes to the Byre stage in 2019. The whole of Fantasia is in danger as evil forces combine to destroy all the “happy ever afters” in the pantosphere and only one woman can put a stop to it – keeper of all stories, Mother Goose (aka Alan Steele!). Written and directed by Gordon Barr.
Showing at The Byre Theatre, St Andrews, from 28th November 2019 until 4th January 2020.
Get ready for the climb of your life this Christmas, as The Gaiety Theatre proudly presents their spectacular family pantomime by Ken Alexander and Fraser Boyle, in association with The Coo Shed. With cow-ntless costume changes, incredible live moosic, glittering scenery and family-friendly fun they’ve got plenty to keep you amoosed this Christmas!
Showing at The Gaiety Theatre, Ayr, from 23rd November 2019 until 5th January 2020.
A madcap adventure for all the family as dear old Mother Goose, a hardworking, no nonsense mum from Easterhouse, is taken on a wild ride! Ideal for everyone aged 5 years and over.
Showing at Platform, Glasgow, from 10th until 23rd December.
The Brunton are teaming up again with experienced Scottish theatre maker, John Binnie, to produce a fabulous new family friendly version of the traditional pantomime Cinderella.
Showing at the Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, from 26th November 2019 until 4th January 2020.
Floating Brick Theatre present their live stage version of It’s a Wonderful Life! Directed by Tamas Fazakas.
George Bailey has always dreamed of escaping his small hometown of Bedford Falls and travelling the world; however, he always puts others first. When a series of events threatens to take everything away from George, it becomes too much to bear and he considers ending it all. His guardian angel, Clarence shows him what his town would look like without him, and just how many lives he’s touched.
Showing at The Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh, from 15th until 21st December.
With Chris Alexander returning as Dame along with a whole host of hilarious characters, fantastic original music, and the liveliest, most energetic chorus of young actors - this is one night out that none of the family will want to miss. Directed by Andy McGregor.
Showing at Paisley Arts Centre, from 27th November until 31st December 2019.
An absolute treat for all ages and the perfect way to kick start the festive season. Hopscotch Theatre bring a Scottish twist to this classic festive tale. Mother McGoose dreams of regaining her former beauty and when her pet goose, Lucy, suddenly starts laying golden eggs, she hatches a plan to achieve her dreams.
Touring Scottish schools from 6th November 2019 until January 2020.
Will Cinderella achieve her happy ever after or will the Ugly Sisters thwart her dreams of happiness? Join us at the ball to find out!
Produced by Imagine Theatre.
The show runs at The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock, from 23rd November until 29th December 2019.
We're delighted to announce that so many productions with clients were nominated recently for the 2019 CATS:
Ulster American (Robert Jack); My Left Right Foot (Richard Conlon); Lost at Sea (Jennifer Black & Gerry Mulgrew); The Dark Carnival (Elicia Daly, Ann Louise Ross, Laurie Scott)
Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort of) (Christina Gordon).
Winners were announced at the Tramway on Sunday 9th June with Ulster American scooping Best Production and Best New Play, along with Lost at Sea taking Best Ensemble and Best Director (Ian Brown). My Left Right Foot was awarded Best Music and Sound. Congratulations to all those involved!
Delighted to announce that Ulster American, with client Robert Jack, has scooped up the prestigious Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award after its run at the Edinburgh Festival 2018, as well as taking a Fringe First Award during week one of the festival.
My Left Right Foot, with client Richard Conlon, also took home a Fringe First Award in week two of the festival, and a Herald Angel Award.
This year's awards took place at Perth Theatre on Sunday 10th June. We are delighted to announce that client, Robert Jack, won the award for Best Male Performance for his role as Berenger in the hit production Rhinoceros at the Royal Lyceum Theatre.
Rhinoceros had huge success with nominations in several categories, taking away awards for Best Production, Best Music & Sound, and Best Director - Murat Daltaban.
The Belle's Strategem took the award for Best Ensemble, with clients Richard Conlon and Helen Mackay. August: Osage County, with clients Beth Marshall and Ann Louise Ross, and Rhinoceros, with client Robert Jack, were also nominated.
Monarch of the Glen, with clients James Rottger, Ali Watt, and Benny Young, won the award for Best New Play, whilst Flight, with clients Maryam Hamidi and Robert Jack, managed to secure nominations in Best Design, Best Technical Presentation, and Best Production, taking away the award for Best Design.
The Citz' Christmas production, Cinderella, was nominated for both Best Production for Children and Young People and Best Technical Presentation, with clients Peter Collins and Caroline Deyga.
For details of all this year's winners follow the link below.
Delighted to announce that Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, with clients Caroline Deyga & Kirsty Findlay, has won Best New Comedy at the Olivier Awards 2017!
A co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland and Live Theatre, that has toured both the UK and internationally, including a sold-out run at the National.
The production will transfer to the West End this May (see further below for details).
The winners of the 23rd annual Leon Sinden Awards were announced on Saturday 14th October at Pitlochry Festival Theatre and we're delighted to announce that client, Rebecca Elise, has won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Liz Imbrie in High Society.
We are delighted to announce that Billy Mack has won Best Male Performance for his role as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman. Clients, Robert Jack (Much Ado About Nothing) and Gerry Mulgrew (Krapp's Last Tape), were also nominated.
Death of a Salesman, starring clients, Billy Mack and Ann Louise Ross, also won Best Ensemble and Best Production.
Click on the link below to see all this year's winners.
Delighted to announce that after a fantastic run of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour with our clients, Caroline Deyga & Kirsty Findlay, the production has been nominated for The Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical 2016.
Now in its 63rd year, The Evening Standard Theatre Awards celebrates the outstanding achievement and performance in London's theatreland.
Further details of the other nominees can be found following the link below.
Delighted to announce that Waiting For Godot with client Benny Young has won Best Ensemble & Best Production at this year's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland.
Other winners & nominees included -
Great Expectations with Ann Louise Ross (Nominated for Best Ensemble)
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour with Caroline Deyga (Winner of Best Music & Sound, nominated for Best Ensemble & Best Production)
Lanark: A Life in Three Acts with Helen Mackay, Gerry Mulgrew & Camrie Palmer (Winner of Best Design & Best Technical Production, nominated for Best Production)
Lost at Sea with Ashley Smith (Nominated for Best Production for Children and Young People)
Little Red and the Wolf with Billy Mack and Ann Louise Ross (Nominated for Best Production for Children and Young People)
Please click the link below for further details.
We're delighted that client Benny Young was nominated in the inaugural Sunday Herald Cultural Awards in the category for Best Actor (Theatre). The other nominees included Maureen Beattie and Paul Higgins, with Alan Cumming taking home the award.
Delighted to announce that The Royal Lyceum's production of Caucasian Chalk Circle with our clients Deborah Arnott & Buchan Lennon won four awards including Best Ensemble, Best Production & Best Director!
Our client Meg Fraser was also nominated in the Best Female Performance category.
Benny has won The Stage Award for Acting Excellence for his role of Tom in Owen McCafferty's Unfaithful. Directed by Rachel O'Riordan at the Traverse Theatre, part of the Edinburgh Fringe 2014.