Panto comes early to the King’s

Canned Laughter, with Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart
Canned Laughter, with Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart
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THE Capital’s favourite panto triple-act return out of season next week, in Canned Laughter, a brand new comedy, specially written for them by Ed Curtis and Allan Stewart.

Canned Laughter is the story of funny men Alec, Angus and Rory. It’s the 1970s and they are one of Scotland’s top comedy acts. Are they about to hit the big time?

Having topped the bill at the biggest theatres in the country, it looks like they’re getting a TV show. Riding high, nothing is going to stop them. Or is it?

Fast forward to today and the three find themselves together again for the first time in decades. What happened to break the group up? Will they be able to put their past differences behind them? And why do they still care who gets the biggest laugh?

Starring Stewart along with Andy Gray and Grant Stott, the play is also directed by Curtis, who for the last three years has also directed the Kings Theatre panto.

Producer Neil Laidlaw, says, “When Ed came to me with the idea of Allan, Andy and Grant being in a play together I jumped at the chance.

“I’ve seen them on stage together many times before and I know that the chemistry the three of them have is going to create a hilarious night at the theatre”

Stewart adds, “The joy of working with Andy and Grant is the fun we have backstage translates to the stage and audiences can see we love our work.”

Gray agrees, “What fun we’ll have and we’ll share that fun with our audiences.”

Stott says, “To take the relationship formed over years doing panto into a play just seems like a dream to me.”

Canned Laughter, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, Tuesday-Saturday, 7.30pm (matinees 2.30pm), £15-£30.50, 0131-529 6000