Johnny Mac Joins the Cast of Glasgow King's SLEEPING BEAUTY
Alongside the previously announced First Lady of Scottish pantomime, Elaine C Smith who will star as The Fairy in the spectacular Christmas show, comedian Johnny Mac will join her as Sleeping Beauty's hapless sidekick Muddles, and Juliet Cadzow and Paul-James Corrigan as the wicked fairy, Carabosse, and her put-upon son Slimeball.
Whether telling jokes, doing impersonations, performing sketches or acting, Johnny Mac has built a solid reputation as one of Scotland's biggest pantomime stars having appeared numerous times in the city, last year starring alongside Marti Pellow. This year will be Johnny's King's Theatre panto debut.
Kilmarnock-born Johnny has enjoyed a lengthy career in entertainment and comedy, regularly appearing in stand-up, summer seasons, holiday parks and cruise ships entertaining thousands of people each year. In addition to making audiences laugh Johnny has also presented for The Ideal Home Show Scotland and Faces of the Future, worked for Real Radio Scotland and appeared in Still Game. No stranger to pantomime, Johnny has been making Scotland laugh every Christmas for over 16 years, and this year will be no exception.
Scottish film and television actor Juliet Cadzow, who has played Suzie Fraser in River City as a series regular since 2016 will play the wicked fairy, Carabosse. Juliet has an impressive 40-year roster of screen credits, but is known to a certain generation as Edie McCredie in CBeebies' Balamory. She played the Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the King's in 2015.
Paul-James Corrigan is recognised as Stevie Burns in River City and Adam in Gary Tank Commander, a character he also played live at the SSE Hydro. Paul is no stranger to pantomime and this is also his King's debut.
The King's pantomime will be produced by pantomime giant Qdos Entertainment, who will stage 35 pantomimes across the UK this year.
The company's managing director Michael Harrison said: "The return of Elaine C Smith to pantomime at the King's is a major coup and to be able to announce that she is joined by the comedy genius of Johnny Mac and the talent of Juliet and Paul makes me more excited than ever about our first Qdos Entertainment pantomime at the King's."
James Haworth, general manager at the King's, said: "Wow, we really are in for a treat with Jonny Mac, Juliet Cadzow and Paul-James Corrigan joining the cast of Sleeping Beauty.
"I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome Johnny to the King's and of course welcome back Juliet and Paul - I know our audience will have a great time with these guys and Elaine C Smith on the stage."
Tickets for Sleeping Beauty are already on sale and can be booked at www.atgtickets.com/glasgow. Tickets start at just £12, with great value savings available for schools and groups.