Peterhead Panto Group celebrates its 35th year

Peterhead Panto Group's production team (from top left): Miranda Buchan, Jason McGee, Esther Clark, Paula Stephen, Christine Small, Alasdair Corbett, Marie Peacock and Jenna Rafferty
Peterhead Panto Group's production team (from top left): Miranda Buchan, Jason McGee, Esther Clark, Paula Stephen, Christine Small, Alasdair Corbett, Marie Peacock and Jenna Rafferty

Panto lovers in the Blue Toon are in for treat this winter as the Peterhead Panto Group celebrates its 35th anniversary this year with their version of Snow White.

Co-written by directors Alasdair Corbett and Jason McGee, the play with follow the traditional plot of the classic tale, but with a “Doric spin on it”.

Writing began in February, with the pair writing their own lyrics for their adaptation.

Corbett said the group is a proud, locally focussed project.

“We are strongly supported by the community.”

Auditions for will take place on the 19th of August in the Peterhead Community Theatre at 6.30pm. From the, rehearsals will run through until the curtains rise on the 5th of December.

There will be 10 shows running across the week, with the final show being on the 12th at the Peterhead Community Theatre.

With a production of team of as much as 30 people, Corbett said it is “locally based, with volunteers from the town being involved”.

Tickets are expected to be high demand, as last year’s production of ‘The Snow Queen’ sold out; resulting in extra performances being added.

Corbett was overwhelmed by the reaction the group has received over the years,

“We are grateful to the community, we couldn’t do it without their support.”

Anyone interested in taking part that may have missed the registration should contact Corbett on alicorbett2@hotmail.com.