Adult take on popular panto

The cast of Sinderella.
The cast of Sinderella.

A ST ANDREWS actor and businessman will be treading the boards in pantomime next week.

Lawrie McNicol, who runs the gorgeous food outlet in Bell Street, is sinking his teeth into the tole of an ugly sister in comedian Jim Davidson’s production of ‘Sinderella.’

The panto, which opens at the famous Glasgow Pavilion Theatre on Monday, May 21, is an adult-themed take on the well-loved story and will run until June 9.

Lawrie, who will be sharing the stage with fellow ugly sister Ian Gouk, told the Citizen: ‘‘It will be very risque, with plenty of double entendres, but we hope it will give audiences a break from the trials and tribulations of modern life.

‘‘Jim Davidson is directing and also has the central role of Buttons, Deona Robertson plays Sinderella and also appearing are comedian Billy Armour and Nicola Park, from Rab C. Nesbitt, who will be the Good Fairy.

’’Jim’s dad is Glaswegian which is why he wanted to put on the show in Glasgow, and I was approached in March to play one of the ugly sisters and was delighted to accept.’’

Lawrie has been a regular performer at the Pavilion Theatre for the past 22 years, playing a mixture of comedy and pantimine roles.