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.
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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.
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.”