PACE Theatre Company have announced its annual Christmas pantomime will be The Snow Queen.
A festive treat for adults and children alike, this icy tale of a queen who is up to snow good will run from Wednesday 27th November to Tuesday 31st December 2019, featuring hilarious characters, fantastic original music and a supporting chorus of young actors.
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Chris Alexander (Martha and White, Catherine Wheels) will reprise his role as dame, Widow Swanky, having proved a hit with audiences since his debut performance in 2017’s PACE panto (Jack and the Beanstalk and Snow White). He’ll appear alongside a stellar ensemble cast including: Duncan Brown (Mammy Goose, Tron; Chick Whittington, macrobert), Sarah McCardie (River City; Cinderella, Motherwell Theatre), Shannon Swan (Glasgow Girls; Outlander) and Kara Swinney (Sunshine on Leith, tour).
Andy McGregor is the is the writer and director. Andy is a playwright, director and composer who has been making a name for himself creating work for family audiences, and in particular Christmas shows for venues such as the Citizens Theatre and Macrobert Arts Centre.
The Snow Queen will be produced and musically directed by Alan Orr, whose comic performances were at the heart of PACE pantos for many years, while regular collaborator Fraser Lappin will bring his inimitable flair to the set and costume design.
Alan Orr said, “We’re incredibly proud that the PACE panto has become such an institution for Renfrewshire audiences at Christmas. It’s the perfect opportunity for families and friends to get together and celebrate the festivities.
“We’ve gathered together a fantastic team to create this year’s panto, and we’re confident that there will be something for everyone to enjoy!”
The cast will be completed by 4 teams of young actors handpicked from PACE’s core youth theatre groups, enhancing the production with their boundless energy.
This year’s schedule will also feature the Company’s first relaxed performance; ideal for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including those with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. During the performance the lights in the theatre will be dimmed so that it’s not too dark, there will be a more relaxed approach to noise and movement from the audience, and we will make small changes to the lights and sound (such as taking out strobes lights) so that the performance is more accessible for anyone with sensory sensitivities.
With a reputation for producing some of the best family pantomimes in Scotland, regularly playing to audiences of more than 10,000, PACE promises a show you will never forget.
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