This year's panto from the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh has been announced: pantomime favourites Allan Stewart and Grant Stott will star in what is billed as a 'spectacular and unmissable' production of Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. The show runs from Saturday 28 November 2009 to Sunday 17 January 2010.
 
Panto stalwart Allan Stewart returns to the theatre this year as Mrs Crusoe, while radio and television presenter Grant Stott plays the evil Pirate. Back by popular demand, Johnny Mac leads the adventure as Robinson Crusoe along with the talents Scottish regulars Jo Freer as the Mermaid and the hilarious Charlie Cairoli as The Captain, who is back in the Edinburgh panto for the first time in six years. After an extensive search and many auditions new-comer Moyo Omoniyi will play Girl Friday.

The action-packed adventure is staged by Qdos Entertainment - the world’s largest pantomime producer, and written and directed by Paul Elliott, who has staged the last seven years at the King’s. Producers promise thrilling sword fights, hilarious comedy, a shipwreck, a sea monster, a beautiful mermaid, flamboyant costumes and stunning sets - a magical combination for a trip to the theatre this Christmas. Following last year’s record-breaking production of Aladdin, tickets are already selling fast and the theatreis recommending bookingw early to avoid disappointment.

For more information, visit www.eft.co.uk or call 0131 529 6000.