Edinburgh's King's Theatre stars Jordan Young, Grant Stott and Allan Stewart launch marathon fundraiser

River City star Jordan Young is challenging himself to run a half marathon next month to raise vital funds for an Edinburgh theatre.

By Rhoda Morrison
Friday, 1st April 2022, 11:53 am

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The actor, who also stars in Scot Squad, will be taking on the challenge as part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival to raise money for the King’s Theatre.

He’ll be joined by staff from Capital Theatres, who will all be running different distances, from one kilometre to the full 26.2 marathon miles.

Star of King’s Panto Jordan Young with the help of unofficial coaches and Panto co-stars Grant Stott and Allan Stewart launch Capital Theatres’ latest fundraising initiative for the King’s Theatre redevelopment. Jordan and Capital Theatres staff will be running the Edinburgh Marathon as part of a crowdfunder to raise money for the redevelopment. Picture: Greg Macvean

Any money raised will go towards funding the transformative redevelopment of the King’s Theatre, which aims to preserve the history and heritage of the building.

It will also make the building more accessible for audiences and artists and improve public spaces, while a cafe and creative engagement studio will also be added inside.

To launch the marathon fundraiser, Jordan joined fellow panto stars Grant Stott and Allan Stewart, with whom he is due to star in this year’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at the Festival Theatre while the King’s is closed for refurbishment.

A spokesman from Capital Theatres said: “Thanks to support from the Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council, the National Lottery Heritage Fund, our incredibly supportive patrons and donors, companies and trusts, as well as Capital Theatres’ own contribution, we have just over £1 million to raise for the capital project costs before we close the King’s. Our marathon runners’ efforts will make an invaluable contribution to our Crowdfunder.”

Star of King’s Panto Jordan Young with the help of unofficial coaches and Panto co-stars Grant Stott and Allan Stewart launch Capital Theatres’ latest fundraising initiative for the King’s Theatre redevelopment. Jordan and Capital Theatres staff will be running the Edinburgh Marathon as part of a crowdfunder to raise money for the redevelopment. Picture: Greg Macvean

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