Runway Theatre Company are delighted to announce a very special new 'first' for our latest pantomime, Robin Hood and The Babes in the Wood which will be playing at the Eastwood Park Theatre. For the first time ever, our pantomime will be filmed and broadcast on STV's city channels STV Glasgow & STV Edinburgh over the Christmas and New Year holidays as well as being available on demand on the STV Player.
This will be the first theatrical production to be broadcast on STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh and Runway's pantomime was chosen due to the reputation we have for high quality, original and traditional Scottish pantomimes that we have been performing for almost 50 years.
Commenting on the commission Angus Simpson, producer of STV Glasgow said
“Traditional family pantomime is in our DNA here in Scotland, and STV Glasgow and STV Edinburgh are delighted to be bringing one of the favourites to our viewers on Christmas Eve. Runway Theatre company have a proven track record over 49 years of involving local performers in top level productions – invariably selling out - and we know our audience will love their work.”
Robert Fyfe, Chairman of Runway Theatre Company said.
"Taking part in our annual pantomime is a highlight for our cast and crew, but they are all especially excited at the prospect of this year's show being televised. We are delighted that our panto run has sold out, and thrilled that we will be able to present this year's production to a wider audience."
The cameras will come and join us for the Friday night performance which will then be edited into a 2 hour programme and broadcast. Runway have been working with STV and Eastwood Park Theatre to ensure that the recording goes as well as possible and we'd like to assure our Friday night audiences that the cameras will be discretely situated and should not cause any disruption or changes to our performance.
We're very humbled to have been chosen by STV’s city channels for this special broadcast and we hope that our audiences will tune in and relive their fun pantomime experiences all over again in the comfort of their own homes
The show will be broadcast on; 24 December - 6pm, 25 December - 12pm, 26 December- 4pm, 31 December - 3.15pm and 1 January - 10am.
Marketing Manager Runway Theatre Company
Eleanor Marshall, PR Manager, STV