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River City star swaps Shieldinch for famous Glasgow panto stage

Darren Brownlie, who will play the Man in the Mirror in this year's King's panto <i>(Image: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan)</i>
Darren Brownlie, who will play the Man in the Mirror in this year's King's panto (Image: Tommy Ga-Ken Wan)

RIVER City star Darren Brownlie is joining the cast of this year’s King’s Theatre pantomime.

Glasgow Times: River City star Darren Brownlie
Glasgow Times: River City star Darren Brownlie

River City star Darren Brownlie (Image: King's Theatre)

The Paisley actor, who plays Mikey in the BBC Scotland drama series, will be the Man in the Mirror in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which opens on December 2.

Stage and screen stars Blythe Jandoo, Liz Ewing and Christopher Jordan-Marshall will also take to the stage, joining much-loved panto legends Elaine C Smith as Nurse Mary and Johnny Mac as Muddles.

Glasgow Times: Johnny Mac will play Muddles
Glasgow Times: Johnny Mac will play Muddles

Johnny Mac will play Muddles (Image: King's Theatre)

Blythe, who will play Snow White, and Darren were a hit in last year’s show, Beauty and the Beast, while Christopher was last seen at the King’s in Cinderella. He is making a regal return as the Prince.

Glasgow Times: Blythe Jandoo will play Snow White
Glasgow Times: Blythe Jandoo will play Snow White

Blythe Jandoo will play Snow White (Image: King's Theatre)

This will be Liz’s debut panto at the King’s, where she will play the Wicked Queen. Liz recently starred alongside Martin Compston in The Nest.

Glasgow Times: Liz Ewing will star as the Wicked Queen
Glasgow Times: Liz Ewing will star as the Wicked Queen

Liz Ewing will star as the Wicked Queen (Image: King's Theatre)

The King’s Theatre pantomime has been produced by Crossroads Pantomimes, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, since 2017.

Glasgow Times: Elaine C Smith, panto legend, is back at the King's
Glasgow Times: Elaine C Smith, panto legend, is back at the King's

Elaine C Smith, panto legend, is back at the King's (Image: King's Theatre)

This year, the venue has welcomed Cala Homes (West) as the headline sponsor of the show. The housebuilder recently moved its HQ in to Sauchiehall Street.

Liana Canavan, the company’s sales and marketing director, said: “The King’s panto really is an institution in the city, cherished by young and old, and a much-loved treat held dear by many families around Glasgow and the west each year. It’s a true honour to partner with them and support this beloved tradition for 2023.”

Glasgow Times: Suzanne McLellan and Liana Canavan announce the new partnership
Glasgow Times: Suzanne McLellan and Liana Canavan announce the new partnership

Suzanne McLellan and Liana Canavan announce the new partnership (Image: King's Theatre)

Suzanne McLellan, head of sales and development at the King’s said: "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the perfect festive treat for all the family. We look forward to working in partnership with the team at Cala Homes (West) to help us create an unforgettable panto experience for audiences.”