Yesterday Mrs Sketcher and I took our three year old twins to the panto for the first time, with mixed results…
The pantomime at King’s Theatre is a Christmas tradition for many in Edinburgh. Just like the brussels, cranberry sauce and turkey, Andy Gray, Allan Stewart and Grant Stott are all back this year, to entertain the crowds this time as Aladdin.
It was the first time for the Sketcher twins and to celebrate we booked a box on the left of the stage, which worked out well as we could easily take our wee girl out each time Grant’s Abanazar baddie came on to thunderclaps and booming drum beats!
By the end she and her brother were both enjoying the show, the lights and special effects were great, as were the jokes that made Mrs Sketcher and I chuckle. I’d definitely take the twins back next year, but perhaps not mention Mr Stott will be back too 🙂
Below is a previous sketch of the King’s Theatre exterior, a beautiful building which dates back to 1905. The sketch is available as a print from just £18, which you can buy from the link below.