‘The hale o’ Doonfoot is celebrating the reported sighting of a unicorn in the Alloway forest. But wicked spell weaver Gowdie Banadook wants to steal the unicorns power and sets about spoiling the fun for everyone by cursing Ayrshire with an everlasting winter. Jamie and her family are sent by the Arran fairy on a quest to save Ayrshire and to find the only creature that can break the curse – the legendary unicorn!’
The Gaiety Pantomime is back!
Jamie & The Unicorn is a fantastic pantomime written for Gaiety audiences and set right here in Ayrshire! We guarantee it will make your Christmas festivities sparkle!
Filled with magic, mayhem and many a good old local shout out, our unique and specially created panto guarantees laughter with friends and family fun for all ages!
Be entertained as hilarious characters are brought to life including Dame Jinty McGuffie, Daft Duncan, the Arran Fairy, Prince Hal of Tarbolton and wee Snorty Breeks!
Be wowed by some of the country’s finest talent who have written, directed and created set designs, costumes, choreography and effects to blow you away.
So join us in ‘bringing back togetherness’ this year and gather your loved ones for the heartwarming experience we all deserve as part of Ayr’s Christmas celebrations.
Book now with confidence for an unforgettable experience at The Gaiety’s ‘Jamie & The Unicorn’ and discover why it truly is – A Legend of A Panto!
PS – We are so certain you’ll have a wonderful time that we are offering no quibble refunds so why not book today knowing that we are there for you if things change
The not so small and yet super important print!
Written by the team who brought you the fantastic Jack and The Beanstalk, this year’s legend of a panto has been designed in one act for extra Covid safety.
The performance will last up to 75mins with some shows having capped attendance numbers to provide a little extra room. Plus all other ‘See It Safely’ safety measures.
We aim to accommodate group rates and individual requests where possible. Get in touch and let us know how we can make your evening even more special.
Legends of the Panto!
Starring Olivier Award nominated actress Kirsty Findlay, Scot Squad’s Chris Forbes, Gavin Jon Wright of Lip Service, Dear Green Place and Taggart plus Andrew Keay, Kirsty Malone, Kristopher Bosch, Kara Swinney and Ayrshire’s own Ali Cleland.
Jamie And The Unicorn is directed by Ken Alexander who has an established reputation as one of the best panto directors working within the UK and is written by both Ken Alexander and Fraser Boyle, the team who brought to you the fantastic Jack and The Beanstalk in 2019.
New music has been written especially for the show by David Higham (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) with choreography by Chris Stuart-Wilson (National Theatre of Scotland/Perth Theatre/Dundee Rep).
Lighting design is by Wayne Dowdeswell (Royal Shakespeare Company), Sound design by Fraser Milroy, and the set is being designed and built specially for The Gaiety stage by Nigel Hook (winner of 2017 Tony Award for best set design for The Play That Goes Wrong, The Duchess Theatre, London).
With fantastic costumes designed by Alisa Kalyanova, and special effects too, Jamie and The Unicorn is sure to be a legend of a panto!
The Gaiety have designed our 2021 pantomime to be as Covid safe as possible to ensure that the show will go on! Customers can opt to attend a 50% capped audience performance at this one act show with no interval and be reassured that all measures including advanced fresh air ventilation, hand sanitising and cleaning are in place. It is a legal requirement in Scotland for face masks to be worn. To assist flow of traffic queue management procedures will be in operation as well as a new contactless ticket service.
The Gaiety have been granted the use of Society Of London Theatre and UK Theatre’s ‘See It Safely’ mark, administered in Scotland by Federation of Scottish Theatre. The mark certifies that we are complying with the latest Scottish Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff and audiences.