John Barrowman Will Return to the Stage in Dick McWhittington

By Andrew Gans
02 May 2013

Stage and screen star John Barrowman will return to SECC's Clyde Auditorium this winter to play the title role in the pantomime adventure Dick McWhittington.



The Scottish pantomime will play the Glasgow venue Dec. 14, 2013-Jan. 5, 2014.

Barrowman will be joined by The Krankies, who will play Councillor Krankie and Jimmy Krankie.

Produced by QDos Pantomimes, Dick McWhittington, according to press notes, "will be packed with comedy, amazing 3D effects, fabulous costumes and lots of audience participation."

Dick McWhittington replaces the previously announced Robin Hood. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the show.

John Barrowman is best known for creating the role of Captain Jack Harkness in the first series of Russell T. Davies' revamped "Doctor Who" for BBC TV, from which his own spin-off series, "Torchwood," was created. He has also appeared in series 3 and 4 of "Doctor Who." The singing actor has also been seen as a judge on BBC1's reality TV casting shows "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?," "Any Dream Will Do" and "I'd Do Anything" and was a celebrity skater on the ITV show "Dancing on Ice."

Prior to La Cage aux Folles, he was last seen on the West End musical theatre stage doing a stint in Chicago as Billy Flynn in 2004, and prior to that was seen at the National as Billy Crocker in Anything Goes (a role he had previously taken over in the previous West End revival at the Prince Edward Theatre, opposite Elaine Paige, in 1989). He also appeared as Dumaine in Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost during his National Theatre season, and subsequently made his West End straight play acting debut in A Few Good Men at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in 2005. Among his other numerous West End credits are Matador, Miss Saigon, Beauty and the Beast, The Fix (Olivier-nominated for Best Actor in a Musical), Hair and Sunset Boulevard. On Broadway, he has appeared in Sunset Boulevard and Putting it Together.

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