Preview: Stewart’s King’s Variety Bundle

Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Andy Gray. Pic: Comp
Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Andy Gray. Pic: Comp
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THERE’S no escaping The King’s panto trio these days, it seems.

No sooner has the Leven Street theatre been cleared of the annual festive fun than it’s time to welcome back resident dame Allan Stewart and sidekicks Andy Gray and Grant Stott for Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show.

Following on from last year’s offering, Stewart, minus the frock, is back to prove that good old-fashioned musical hall variety is alive and well and still has the ability to more than pack a punch.

The show sees the return of spoof Scottish folk trio the McRobert Brothers - Stewart, Gray and Stott - with more hits from the Highlands.

Brothers Boaby, wee Boaby and big Boaby - see what they did there - will no doubt have some stories to tell after hitting the big time when their song I’ve Got A Big Boaby (For A Brother)’ went ‘tin’ in their village. That’s the level.

The comedy continues with British-Armenian comic Kev Orkian, a man likened to Dudley Moore for his cool, diminutive stand-up style.

Orkian was discovered on the TV show Britain’s Got Talent in 2010, the same year he made his Fringe debut at Underbelly.

Also on the bill at The King’s this week are comedienne Jo Caulfield and Sarah Chandler and her all-girl saxophone band Saxation.

Expect a unique mix of vintage glamour and bluesy jazz classics from them.

Promising a night of big laughs, big songs and big fun, Stewart himself will be backed by Allan Stewart’s classic big band.

Of course, the question on everyone’s lips will be whether there will be a chance to enjoy once more, Grant Stott’s signature song... That’s Fife.

You’ll have to head to The King’s to find out.

Allan Stewart’s Big Big Variety Show, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, tomorrow–Saturday, 7.30pm (matinees 2.30pm), £25, 0131-529 6000