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Pavilion of Dreams

Keeping the dream alive at the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow hasn't been easy over the decades. Like circus folk, manager Iain Gordon and his family and staff have always been all hands to the pump to keep one of the last old-style variety theatres open for business.

This film offers a unique peek behind the scenes as Iain and a well-known cast prepare for this year's Christmas panto, The Wizard of Never Woz, a roller coaster ride of rehearsals, singing, dancing and finally opening night. Along the way, the programme features comments and interviews from stars that have also graced the stage over the years; from Ken Dodd, Lena Martell, Sydney Devine to the phenomenon that is Mrs Brown's Boys.

Release date:

1 hour

Last on

Thu 3 Jan 2013 21:00
BBC One Scotland


Role Contributor
DirectorGeorge Cathro
Executive ProducerJane Quigley