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The Scotsman 8 December 2022

Edinburgh panto lovers have needed patience this year. While the King’s is being refurbished, the annual mirth-fest led by Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Jordan Young is taking up residence in the Festival Theatre. The switch of venue has meant a change of date and it is only on 17 December that Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs kicks off its five-week run.

Young can’t wait, but the delay has given him two rare opportunities. The first is to see his two daughters in their school nativities, something he has never been able to do. “Daddy, do you ever worry about forgetting your lines?” said the youngest the other night. [READ MORE]

By Mark Fisher

MARK FISHER is a freelance theatre critic and feature writer based in Edinburgh and has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s. He is a theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List magazine and a frequent contributor to the Scotsman and other publications. He is the co-editor of the play anthology Made in Scotland (1995), and the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (2012) and How to Write About Theatre (2015) – all Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. He is also the editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls and What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book (both Mark Fisher Ltd).