PREPARATIONS for the Peterhead panto are well and truly underway, and this year’s show promises to be something a little bit different.
Assuming the role of directors for the first time, local duo Chris Cameron and Alasdair Corbett promise a panto like no other as they treat classic tale ‘Sleeping Beauty’ to a North-east makeover.
Inspired by their recent involvement in Aberdeen’s student show, which is traditionally performed in the local dialect, Chris and Alasdair are hard at work writing their very own version of the much loved story, which will pay tribute to ‘Peeterheid Spik’. The boys, along with chums Gillian Park and Jenna Rafferty, impressed panto committee members with their idea for a panto with a difference and have been drafting and redrafting the script for the past several months.
“We really liked the idea of doing a panto in the local dialect,” says Chris. “We really want to get the community behind us and put on a brilliant show.”
Both boys have been involved with the panto for a number of years, with Alasdair first appearing in ‘Dick Wittington’ in 2005, and are delighted to have the opportunity to take creative control.
“I love doing comedy,” says Alasdair, “but I’ve also really enjoyed playing the baddie. We already have the production team sorted.”
Auditions will be held in August and the boys already have an idea of the type of people they are looking for to fill the principal roles, but they aren’t giving anything away. Alasdair (21) said: “All will be revealed nearer the time!”