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  • Writer's pictureJenna Cockburn

REVIEW: The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan | Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

"Flamboyant fun. Jaw-achingly funny. Peter Panto is no stinker but it will leave you hooked, lined...and wanting more!"

Last night, the wonderful Capital Theatres invited me along to their Festival Theatre to see their seasonal spectacle, The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan.

Confession: This was my first time at a panto in nearly 25 years! And after baring witness to the hilarity and festive fun on stage at 'Peter Panto', I'm shook and hooked once again!

Providing the chaos and showcasing their comedy chops are panto legends Allan Stewart, Grant Stott, and Jordan Young. Each commanding the stage when it was their time to shine.

With a fantastic supporting cast including Clare Gray, Kieran Lynch, and Britain's Got Talent's Flawless, complete with glitzy costumes and an impressive set that exceeds panto expectations, The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan is flamboyant fun, jaw achingly funny that will leave you hooked, lined...and wanting more!

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan runs at the Festival Theatre until Sunday 31st December.


📸 Production Images by Douglas Robertson

🎥 Reel by Jenna's Jamboree


MAY McSMEE: Allan Stewart



STARKEY: Clare Gray

WENDY: Robyn Whyte

PETER PAN: Kieran Lynch



Capital Theatres presents world-class shows to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages.

Their three venues; Festival Theatre (1,915 seats), King’s Theatre (1,300 seats) and The Studio (155 seats) host over 700 performances each year with a broad and inclusive programme featuring the very best in drama, dance, musical theatre, live music, comedy and pantomime.

In the last year alone, they have staged a series of co-productions including James IV - Queen of the Fight, Sunshine on Leith and festive early years commissions, including, The Enormous Christmas Turnip, and The Gift and The Unexpected Gift with Barrowland Ballet, an inclusive piece for young people with complex needs. Their new artist development strand is being piloted called Open@The Studio.

Much of their programme is exclusive to their venues in Scotland, providing the only opportunity for audiences to see the biggest shows touring north of the border, the best in international contemporary dance and the latest productions from leading local and national companies.

Capital Theatres support access to the arts for everyone and have an extensive creative engagement programme of talks, workshops and events to introduce and develop engagement and interest in the heritage of their buildings and all areas of live performance.

Capital Theatres are a registered Scottish charity (SC018605) and their theatres and their programme are supported by the City of Edinburgh Council.


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