LA Media was delighted to be asked back for the fourth time to produce the Glasgow King’s Theatre Pantomime television advert for their latest production of ‘Sleeping Beauty’. We always love making this advert and it is a real highlight of our production calendar. This year they have an all-star cast of celebrities to take on the colourful mantels of these beloved childhood characters.
Image by LA Media ‘Filming outside the King’s Theatre’
Sleeping Beauty is starring the legendary Scottish actress Elaine C Smith as The Fairy, joined by comedian and panto star Johnny Mac who joins her as Sleeping Beauty’s hapless sidekick Muddles, and Juliet Cadzow (River City, Balamory) and Paul-James Corrigan (River City, Gary Tank Commander) as the wicked fairy, Carabosse, and her put-upon son Slimeball.
Image by LA Media ‘On stage filming Elaine C Smith’
The theme of this advert was ‘ The Return of Elaine C Smith’ to the King’s Theatre Glasgow. We had to shoot everything without revealing Elaine until the very last shot. This meant using creative angles and subtle hints, such as her character’s wand, to allude to who was returning!
Image by LA Media ‘The team posing for a quick selfie’
The mysterious fairy was to arrive at the theatre and rescue the cursed Sleeping Beauty from her eternal slumber on the stairs of the theatre! Luckily for everyone, Elaine came and with a wave of her wand set things right and it was a happy ending for cast, crew, and production!
Image by LA Media ‘Filming on stage at the King’s Theatre Glasgow’
Client: Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG)
Production: LA Media
Camera: Shu Lorimer
Sound: Bob Mac Dougal
Runner: Andrew Glenn