Lacking in Christmas spirit? Then it may be time to grab last minute tickets for Glasgow’s panto season.
Shows at the Pavilion and King’s Theatre are now in full swing, with the SECC’s showstopper — starring David Hasselhoff — set to open this weekend.
At city centre venue the Pavilion, this year’s pantomime is an all-singing, all-dancing Santa Claus is Coming to Town.
As reported in The Extra, southsider Michele Gallagher stars alongside River City regular Stephen Purdon as excited children Hev and Kev, left with Nanny Nae Nonsense to celebrate both Christmas and their birthday while mum and dad jet off for a Lapland cruise.
The show runs until January 17 — tickets from www.paviliontheatre.co.uk.
At the King’s, it’s a classic tale about the fairest of all, complete with an all-star cast.
Gregor Fisher stars as Hector the Henchman in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, completing a line up that includes Balamory star Juliet Cadzow as the Wicked Queen, DJ Des Clarke as Muddles, emerging vocalist Allan Jay as the dashing Prince and 18-year-old Jenny Hayley-Douglas — a semi-finalist in BBC’s Over the Rainbow — as the beautiful Snow White.
James Haworth, general manager at the King’s, said: “With an experienced cast and a strong creative team, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is in safe hands to make its second ever appearance in the history of the King’s panto.
“We promise to deliver another year of family fun-filled entertainment, stunning sets, glittering costumes and side-splitting comedy.”
The King’s show runs until January 10 — see www.atgtickets.com/glasgow for more info.
And Saturday (December 12) marks opening night for Peter Pan at the Clyde Auditorium — another outing for panto favourites The Krankies, joined this year by international star David Hasselhoff and Glasgow’s own Michelle McManus.
Sound ‘fandabidozi’? Then head to www.secc.co.uk/peterpan before the show closes on January 3.