Kirkcaldy panto is a beauty of a show!

Billy Mack, or is it Mme Lou Lou Toilette?
Billy Mack, or is it Mme Lou Lou Toilette?
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It’s that time of year again ... oh yes it is.

Adam Smith Theatre’s annual pantomime will soon be coming to town and theatre-goers can look forward to seeing a star from the Scottish silver screen on stage.

Pamela Byrne

Pamela Byrne

River City actress Pamela Byrne is joining the cast of the annual pantomime for the first time, taking on the role of Fifi the very forgetful fairy in ON at Fife’s production of Sleeping Beauty, which runs from December 7 to January 12, 2013.

Byrne was well-known as River City’s resident hairdresser Hayley McCrone and appeared in the soap for three years before leaving this summer.

Joining her on stage is pantomime favourite Billy Mack. A familliar face in Kirkcaldy over the Christmas season, he takes on the role of Dame Lou Lou Toilette, the larger than life Parisian cafe owner.

Fife residents may also recognise another face from the silver screen - waiter Hugo Toilette will be played by actor James Rottger, better known as Mickey Millar from BBC comedy Gary Tank Commander.

And taking on the role of the beautiful Sleeping Beauty, aka, Princess Amelie, will be young actress Lauren Grant.

The show this year has been brought to life by director Jonathan Stone and writer Alan McHugh, who was co-writer of the hugely successful ‘I Dreamed a Dream – The Susan Boyle Musical’.

Hazel Wotherspoon, head of Programming and Creative Development at ON at Fife, says the team are very excited to announce this year’s pantomime cast. She said: “We have a fantastic cast of professional actors, some of whom you are sure to recognise from TV, or from previous pantomimes, including River City’s Pamela Byrne, and everyone’s favourite dame, Billy Mack, back for a seventh year. We are also thrilled to have Jonathon Stone return to direct.”

She contined: “With a magical set as always, and twists and turns to keep everyone on their toes, The Adam Smith Theatre will thrill children and grown ups alike. We look forward to seeing you there!”

Local residents are being urged to book now, as performances are expected to sell out fast. Tickets, priced at £14 for adults and £11 for children and concessions are available at the Adam Smith Theatre Box Office in person or by calling 01592 583302 or online at www.onfife.com.