King's Unveil Darius In Glasgow Panto BattleDate: 28 May 2010
West End actor and singer-songwriter Darius Campbell (formerly Danesh) will play Prince Charming in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Glasgow's King's Theatre this Christmas.
The show will run from Friday 03 December 2010 to Sunday 09 January 2011. Campbell is understood to have been cast due to his high media profile having been crowned the winner of ITV1’s Popstar to Operastar earlier this year. The production is competing with a rival pantomime in the city starring entertainer John Barrowman and comedy duo The Krankies.
Campbell said: "2010 continues to be an exciting and busy year that has taken me from London to Paris and Capetown. It's great to end the year in the motherland in my home town of Glasgow."
A King’s spokesperson said: “We are very excited about Darius joining us this Christmas for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It is a huge coup for us as a venue and we are delighted to be able to offer the people of Glasgow the opportunity of seeing one of their best loved performers back home in a much loved theatre”.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is being mounted by First Family Entertainment – the pantomime arm of the venue's owner, Ambassador Theatre Group. The production will be competing with Aladdin, the 2010/2011 offering from producers Qdos at the city's Clyde Auditorium. This is believed to be the first time two large-scale commercial pantomimes have gone head to head in Scotland's largest city. Aladdin will play from 10 December 2010 to 9 January 2011.
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