Allan Stewart, the darling of the panto audeience, master, and more often mistress, of the cheeky innuendo, says that his Big Big Variety Show this March will be his last.

The performer has staged his variety show at the King’s since 2014 to packed out audiences and five star reviews.

Now, even as he turns 70, he is not winding things down a bit, but will take to the stage one last time with his chums Andy Gray and Grant Stott in this show and then in the panto before the King’s closes for refurbishment. He also says he has something new and exciting for us to enjoy next year.

The panto trio in 2017 along with the then Rt Hon Lord Provost Donald Wilson at a celebration he held at the City Chambers. PHOTO © The Edinburgh Reporter

They are the panto trio who wow audiences of around 90,000 at the King’s each winter, but in March you can expect some more adult humour in the Big Big Variety Show.

Mari Wilson the pop star with the fabulous beehive hairstyle will join the line up, playing her hits including ‘Just What I Always Wanted’ with the Andy Pickering Orchestra. Mick Miller recently appeared on Last Laugh in Vegas and the comedy legend will return to the King’s as part of the show.

Mari Wilson

Allan Stewart said: “We’ve had a great run and the audiences demand more and more, but I have a new and exciting project next year, and of course the King’s will close for redevelopment soon.”

Stewart will perform his son David Stewart’s song What a Man Gotta Do which is the Jonas Brothers’ new hit single.

Allan said: “Watching David’s worldwide success with this song has been more exciting than anything I have done in my career.”

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