In 1980, His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen closed for refurbishment meaning that there would be no pantomime that year in Aberdeen. A group formed and performed Peter Pan in the Inverurie Town hall and productions have been staged each year since.
In 2001 Trap 4 Limited took over the running of the Inverurie Pantomime. In 2008 the production Trap 4 was purchased by the current producer, Keith Donaldson, and returned the Panto to its roots of traditional pantomime at the heart of the community. Since taking over in 2008 the panto has raised well over £30,000 for local good causes.
The Inverurie Panto goes from strength to strength each year getting bigger and better. Following the success of Cinderella, Dick Whittington, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Jack and the Beanstalk promises to be the biggest and best pantomime to date. This semi-professional production places a large emphasis on production values ensuring the shows feature spectacular effects, state of the art lighting, custom design sets and fantastic mix of music, dance and local humour. Jack and the Beanstalk opens on 6th December and runs until Christmas Eve.