On the eve of this year’s panto opening, it has been announced that Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be the King’s Theatre Edinburgh panto for 2019/20, opening on Saturday, 30 November 2019 and running until Sunday, 19 January 2020.
Join the cast in the big top of panto dreams as the King’s Theatre Edinburgh transforms into a sensational circus world where anything is possible.
Three is the magic number as Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott will reunite in a reimagining of the classic bedtime story in a circus-set adventure packed full of the thrills, spills, dazzling stunts and jaw-dropping special effects Edinburgh audiences have come to expect every festive season.
With magic, music, mayhem, plenty of porridge and the much-loved trio back together, run away to the circus next Christmas and book your tickets to Goldilocks, the pantomime that’s just right.
Following the come-back special of Beauty and the Beast to the King’s Edinburgh panto stable in 2018/19, the return of Goldilocks in no less significant.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears first came into being as a pantomime in a version penned by W.S. Gilbert (Gilbert & Sullivan) and performed at the Lyceum Theatre London in 1867.
The story was first set in a circus in 1925 in Howard & Wyndham’s Goldilocks and the Three Bears at the King’s Theatre Edinburgh, starring Eve Lynn and Tom D. Newell. The production focussed on the rivalry between two circus owners – one evil and one good – and as they say in show business, ‘if it ain’t broke’…. Last seen as the Kings’ panto in 2007 starring Allan Stewart, Grant Stott, James Mackenzie and Tweedy, it’s a very warm welcome back for the classic Goldilocks.
Friends get first priority on booking for the King’s panto. Join as a Friend for £36 a year to book from Tuesday 8 to Mon 14 January or book a Group (8+) from Tue 15 Jan to Fri 15 Feb. Everyone can book from Monday, 18 February.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears goes on sale to Friends on Tuesday 8 January, Groups (8+) on Tuesday 15 January 2019, and on General Sale from Monday 18 February 2019. Tickets can be booked on 0131 529 6000, 0131 529 6005 (8+) or online at. Please note that during the advance Friends and Groups priority booking periods tickets for groups of 8+ can only be made by form.