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Gaiety Theatre set to bring Christmas spectacular episodes to view online

This years planned 'Sleeping Beauty' pantomime spectacular may be cancelled due to COVID-19, but that's not stopping The Gaiety Theatre's team who have been working on something really special for everyone to enjoy from home.

Fresh from the dizzy heights of success with Jack and The Beanstalk, writing duo Ken Alexander and Fraser Boyle bring to life the magical tale of 'The Scunner That Stole Christmas'.

The five-star creative team from The Gaiety once again bring you a supercharged seasonal show that's bursting with quality, beautiful costumes, energy and wonderfully witty jokes all in the comfort of your home.

Gavin Jon Wright (Jack & The Beanstalk) said:

“Christmas can be rescued, but we need your help to do it. To have fun, to take part and celebrate with a one-off Gaiety Christmas special for 2020. We want the whole of Ayrshire to get involved, celebrate and help The Gaiety save Christmas”

In five stand-alone episodes, 'The Scunner That Stole Christmas' cast and crew will search every corner of Ayrshire for members of our community to help spread the Christmas spirit and find the fundamental ingredients of a panto – joy, adventure and togetherness.

What's it all about?

The Kingdom of Ayrshire and Arran has been cursed by Dourina the Soorfaced Sorceress (Ali Cleland) – she’s stolen the Pantomime Recipe Book and cancelled Christmas. Only joy, togetherness and adventure can conquer Dourina's evil plan and save the day – but with Princess Neat (Bethany Tennick) and Prince Tidy (Matthew Tomlinson) keeping their distance; how can Christmas ever be saved? Can Fairy Handwash (Kirsty Malone) remember the magic recipe and find the ingredients she needs in our community to save the Kingdom? Can Dame Hylda Rerrterr, (Chris Forbes) behave on Tour? And will Jock the Joker (Gavin Jon Wright) ever crack a one-liner we approve of?

All episodes will be available to watch for free, on demand, on The Gaiety website once they have been released. Watch as each episode airs or wait and binge watch them all! There won’t be tickets for this year’s event, nevertheless the bills need to be paid – and thanks to a generous donor, any donation you make will be double so you really can make a difference.

Join Gavin and play your part by donating today via the Gaiety website and help The Gaiety save Christmas. Donate by clicking here.


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