Fake folkies and Armenia’s greatest boogie-woogie pianist stand out in the sixth instalment of Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show.
Beauty & the Beast comes to the King’s for the first time since 1946 in a pantomime that continues a classic run of hits and is sticking around well into January next year.
Allan Stewart has one against proved himself to be everyone’s favourite entertainer. His Big Big Variety Show is a joyous night of entertainment that should leave you smiling for days.
This year’s King’s pantomime – Cinderella – is a more plot-driven and less reliant on effects than many of recent years. It also lacks some of the more interactive elements of panto, but for sheer fun and laughter it scores very highly indeed.
Double the Laughs: Powerhouse double act Andy Gray and Grant Stott bring all their comic knowhow to bear on Double Feature from Gilded Balloon at the Rose Theatre.
It’s Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show at the King’s this week. Or maybe it’s the Big Big BIG Variety Show. It’s hard to keep these things straight…but it’s fair to say it’s big.
Radio Forth DJ and King’s panto villain, Grant Stott, is planning to bring a new two-man show to this summer’s Edinburgh fringe with fellow panto pal Andy Gray.
The celebrated trio of Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Andy Gray are front and centre in this year’s King’s Theatre pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk – a production that is low on storyline but high on childlike fun and a headlong, effervescent energy.
Broad, cheeky and deceptively carefully crafted, Grant Stott’s solo show Tales From Behind the Mic is a great success.
The established pantomime trio of Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott are here given a chance not only to display their well known comic talents, but also show their more dramatic side – a chance they grab with great eagerness.
Professional pantomime is not the place to go for new theatrical techniques or stunning insights into the human condition.
Instead, what should be expected is a sequence of familiar routines done as well as they can possibly be. This is what is achieved by this year’s King’s effort, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, featuring the established team of Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott.
✭✭✭✭✩ Immoral compass:
Foul-mouthed and funny, Willie and Sebastian is far removed from what might be expected of the established double act of Andy Gray and Grant Stott. Nevertheless it provides an entertaining hour, with Gray in particular close to his very best.