One of the best thing about Edinburgh’s “big two” pantos is that they’re completely different (oh yes they are).
Whilst the King’s Theatre will echo to boos, hisses and shouts of “he’s behind you” in their raucous and fun-packed production of Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates, the Lyceum will be filled with the charm and magic of a storybook come to life with this year’s production, Peter Pan.
The Lyceum Christmas shows have a tradition of bringing classic children’s tales to the stage and always feature wonderfully-imagined sets, beautiful costumes and spellbinding stagecraft and special effects that delight audiences young and old alike.
This year’s production promises to deliver on all these counts, with a new production by director Jemima Levick and a cast featuring Scott Fletcher (who captures Peter’s impish mischievousness perfectly) and Stuart Bowman as a marvellously villainous Captain Hook.
Production photos indicate that the sets are beautifully-designed and that the flying scenes look to deliver a real visual treat for audiences, bringing the magic to life effectively and gracefully.
The Lyceum’s Christmas show is always popular and usually sells out quickly. The website is constantly updated with availability for all performances, but if you want to add some of Peter Pan’s magic to your Christmas activities, I suggest you book quickly.
Peter Pan opens on Nov 27th with four shows each weekend until it commences its full run from 10th December to 3rd January.
Edinburgh Spotlight will be attending with small child in tow soon and will feature a review from their perspective – stay tuned for that!