Southsider Michele in panto

Michele Gallagher with Stephen Purden at the Pavilion panto
Michele Gallagher with Stephen Purden at the Pavilion panto

Southside lass Michele Gallagher has copped a top spot in this year’s Pavilion panto, Santa Claus is Coming to Town.

Michele, who was born and raised on on The Extra’s own home turf, saw each house move taking her closer to Queens Park which she now overlooks.

She attended St Brides Primary on Calder Street before moving to Holyrood Secondary on Dixon Ave.

Realising that dance and drama was her forte she enrolled in the Lillian McNeill School of Dance before attending the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama now known as The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Michelle took time out from her rehearsals to speak with The Extra saying: “I’ve been in lots of Panto adventures over the years from Cinderella to Scrooge but I’ve never been lucky enough to make an appearance in a Pavilion Panto, until now …

“I’m so excited about playing the part of Hev in Santa Claus is Coming to Town, performing with such an amazing cast, in front of the brilliant Pavilion audiences.

“I’ve had a really busy summer as a Real Hoosewife Fae Glesga and I’m looking forward to coming back in January with more tales from the gallus girls.

“Until then, I’ll see you all at Christmas for our magical show, which promises to be full of surprises, fun and festive frolics!”

The panto runs from November 25 until January 17. call the box office on: 0141 332 1846 or for party bookings: 0141 333 1791. Alternatively tickets can be booked online at: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/paviliontheatre