Regional photographer makes 360 digital tour of Edinburgh’s King’s Theatre

Money Theatres, which operates the 115-year-aged institution, have teamed up with community photographer Tom Duffin

Money Theatres, which operates the 115-year-aged institution, have teamed up with community photographer Tom Duffin to build a driving-the-scenes virtual tour of their famous constructing.





© The King’s Theatre can be toured in 360 levels from leading to bottom.


The tour, which permits viewers to navigate the theatre from best to base and in 360 degrees, provides an unprecedented warts and all search at the city’s top pantomime venue.

Supplemented by some witty narration by panto veteran Grant Stott, the tour is interspersed with imagery and audio from bygone performances, which includes a clip of Rikki Fulton and Jack Milroy, also known as Francie and Josie, when the legendary pair graced the King’s stage at Xmas 1983 for Sleeping Attractiveness.



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© Panto veteran Grant Stott narrates the proceedings.


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In a different clip, we can listen to the voices of Anita Harris and Una McLean, who set on a memorable overall performance at the location in 1989 for Babes in the Wooden.

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Images of a four-tiered King’s auditorium, the sound and sight of Stanley Baxter in the King’s panto, and a trip to the dressing rooms are amongst the other surprises that await.

The accessibility all spots tour will also just take guests to backstage locations of the theatre under no circumstances observed by the viewers, making it possible for you to stand on stage seeking out to a entire auditorium, go down to the orchestra pit or up to the fly-flooring and historic paint frame, or wander via to the stars dressing rooms.

There is the prospect to donate all through the tour which is a donation to the Funds Theatre’s emergency charm.

Kate Smith, Director of Progress at Funds Theatres reported: “We know that thousands of individuals are missing their annual trip to the King’s and we are not able to switch their panto experience this calendar year.

“But in conversation with Tom we realised we could open up up the theatre in a way which has in no way been performed right before and offer you our audiences and the neighborhood group the option to have a really prosperous and different theatre encounter this Xmas.”

Photographer Tom Duffin, who runs 3D Scotland and provided his companies to the King’s for no cost, mentioned: “Our relatives have been going to panto there for 4 generations, so the challenge was to create anything that was a cross-generational combine of nostalgia, tummy laughs and astonishing new discovery. What was a excellent included gain was the real enthusiasm it disclosed from the King’s workers who revelled in telling their tales from guiding, down below and way, way above the stage.

“Together with the heartfelft messages from previous forged associates it uncovered a deep undercurrent of like and enthusiasm for The King’s which is so much extra than just about the developing.

“It was a authentic satisfaction to rummage in The King’s considerably less travelled spaces, to make a worthwhile 3D archive and to provide a small of that love and enthusiasm – the magic of panto – on to screens around you.”

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