Actor and comedy writer Andy Gray is to return to Edinburgh's King’s Theatre to star alongside Allan Stewart and Grant Stott in this year's production of Jack and the Beanstalk.

The City Lights star will play the role of King Crumble, Allan Stewart will be donning his frock to take on the mantle of Dame Trot, with regular baddie Grant Stott in the role of Fleshcreep.

Jack and the Beanstalk is staged by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s largest pantomime producer, which will stage 22 productions throughout the UK this Christmas.

Michael Harrison, Managing Director of Qdos Pantomimes said: “For many years the King's fielded an invincible panto double act in the shape of Allan Stewart and Andy Gray and we are delighted that Andy, once again, is appearing here at The King’s Theatre. We’re thrilled that he is back with the old gang.”

More than 32,000 tickets have already been sold for Jack and the Beanstalk eight months ahead of its opening night. The show runs at the King’s Theatre from 4 December 2010 to 23 January 2011. Tickets can be booked on 0131 529 6000 or www.kingstheatre.org.uk.