Handsome and GretelThis Christmas, Theatre Presto proudly presents the Family Pantomime:

Handsome and Gretel

In the deep depths of winter, Handsome and Gretel are abandoned, in the woods. Lost, cold, hungry and full of despair, they discover a house made of sweets… but their troubles have only just begun…

Especially written for all ages.

Puck’s Midsummer MadnessBased on Shakespeare’s A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream In the summer of 2019 Theatre Presto presented:

Puck’s Midsummer Madness

Warm, dreamy, romantic, summer evenings. The Fairy King, Oberon, has plans for his Queen, Titania…  until Puck puts a spanner in the works!

Nutcracker poster 2018For Christmas 2018, Theatre Presto presented:

The Nutcracker

It’s the Christmas Party of all Parties.
Everyone is welcome.
There will be singing, dancing, games and even a magician.
Uncle Drosselmeyer presents Clara with a very special Nutcracker doll and her adventures begin…

The show toured throughout Scotland
30th November – 31st December 2018

Read the “Northern Times” review

McAlister 2018In the summer of 2018 Theatre Presto commemorated 100 years since the end of the First World War with:

McAlister in Wonderland

Calum McAlister in a young Scottish cadet, stuck in the trenches during the First World War, when suddenly a Puffin runs past. McAlister follows the creature and escapes the traumatic horrors of the war by entering his own imagination.
This is an hour-long show, full of our usual, good, old fashion family fun, that has been inspired by Lewis Carroll and accompanied with ‘sing-along’ songs from the 1914 to 1918 war.

Peter Pan Flies Solo (So Low)For Christmas 2017, Theatre Presto presented the Pantomime:

Peter Pan Flies Solo (So Low)

Based on Peter Pan
By J. M. Barrie
Written by Preston Clare

Imagination, for Peter, is real. All you need is faith, and trust, and a little bit of pixie dust and we’re off to Neverland.
Second to the right and straight on till morning
Just one problem… you might have to walk!

Presented by arrangementIn aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and Samuel French Limited.

Five Have a Jolly Good TimeIn the summer of 2017, Theatre Presto presented:

Five Have a Jolly Good Time

Based on the ‘Famous Five’ books by Enid Blyton. The first book in the series was written 75 years ago, in 1942. Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy the dog were always having adventures. At the time, the children were between 10 and 12 years of age. Now, 75 years later, they are aged between 85 and 87, but, what are they getting up to now?!!!

‘Five Have a Jolly Good Time’ is Theatre Presto’s irreverent tribute to our favourite childhood books.

Written and devised by Preston Clare.

Dick Whittington PosterFor Christmas 2016, Theatre Presto presented:

icky-Dicky Whittington and her Cat

Nicky-Dicky leaves her home town of Acharacle and heads for the bright lights of Edinburgh where, she hears that, even the pavement is made of ‘shortbread’! Taking her trusted cat with her, their adventures begin…

Written and devised by Preston Clare.

Oor Boaby PosterIn the summer of 2016, Theatre Presto presented:

Oor Boaby…. Brooned Aff Abroad

Amalgamating a certain Scottish comic strip and the book ‘Around the World in 80 days’, Oor Boaby, takes his bucket and sets off on his travels, through song and dance… BUT will he be back home by tea time?

Jackie and the BeanstalkJackie and the Beans Talk” toured Scotland during the 2015 Christmas season.

It followed Jack’s adventures in a completely new take on the original story.





Written and devised by Preston Clare.

Whinge and Hackett

Whinge and Hackett

This brand new show written and directed by Preston Clare toured Scotland in the summer of 2015.

Aladdin's Poster


This popular Christmas panto was given a few twists in a brand new production written and directed by Preston Clare.

It toured Scotland in December 2014.

McAlister in Wonderland

Commemorating 100 years since the start of the First World War and Inspired by Lewis Carole, Theatre Presto, proudly presents:

McAlister in Wonderland

McAlister is a young cadet stuck in the trenches of The First World War, when suddenly a Puffin runs past. McAlister follows the creature and escapes the traumatic horrors of the War by entering his own imaginary Wonderland.

Written and devised, with songs from the First World War, by company director Preston Clare.

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Little Red Riding Hood posterFor this Christmas 2013, Theatre Presto proudly presented:

Little Red Riding Hood

Your favourite childhood nursery rhyme characters brought together for this hour long extravaganza. Written and devised by company director Preston Clare.

“Oh Grandma-ma, What Big Eyes and Ears you have”

“All the better to See and Hear the Pantomime, My Dear”

Highlights from Little Red Riding Hood

The Very Misunderstood Mister Punch

In the summer of 2013, Theatre Presto presented:

The Very Misunderstood Mister Punch

A whodunit with a difference

Written and especially devised by company director Preston Clare.

Mr Punch lived a happy and contented life. Unwittingly battering his poor defenceless wife Judy, inadvertently tormenting the baby, and unknowingly terrorising the whole neighbourhood. Until one day he was found murdered. Let the story unfold in front of your very eyes, as the Policeman conducts the most mind boggling case since ‘Who Shot Cock Robin!’

“That’s the Way To Do It!”

Highlights from The Very Misunderstood Mr Punch


Written and especially devised by company director Preston Clare.

In this Christmas pantomime, the performers demonstrated their versatility by playing multiple roles, singing and dancing, combining songs from the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s but with a modern twist.

Buttons, Cinderella, her two Sisters and the Fairy Godmother conjured up a 60 minute, fun packed show with stunning costumes that would turn any Prince’s eye, followed by a sing-along of favourite Christmas Carols.

The show toured in December 2012.

Highlights from Cinderella

End of Pier Variety ShowEnd of Pier Variety Show

This extravaganza, written and especially devised by company director Preston Clare, was inspired by the annual summer trip “Doon the watter” on the paddle steamer, or the family outing to the seaside.

Although for the elderly, infirm, or people with learning difficulties, Theatre Presto like to encourage the families to join in the shenanigans.

The show went on tour during the Summer of 2012.

Highlights from the End of Pier Variety Show

Snow White Christmas Panto 2011Christmas Panto 2011

Theatre Presto presented a brand new pantomime during the 2011 Christmas season: Snow White.

Snow White, the Wicked Queen and Lordie the dwarf took audiences through a 45 minute show followed by a sing a long of favourite Christmas Carols.

The show ran from the 1st to the 24th of December 2011.

Highlights from Snow White

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