An Aberdeen theatre group is hoping to drum up some new recruits to ensure its annual panto goes ahead this year.
The Culter Theatre Club is looking for directors, producers, musical directors and choreographers for the Snow White show at the end of the year.
It fears the panto, which is attended by more than 1,200 people every year, may not go ahead if people are not found to fill the necessary roles.
Kerwin Robertson, chairman of the Culter Theatre Club, said it is always difficult to get people to help out, however, it has been harder than ever this year and he says he fears for the future of the annual panto.
He added: “For all the people you see on stage, there are just as many backstage and behind the scenes, each one playing a vital role in each production.
“Every year we get a lot of people auditioning to be on stage, far too many to give everyone a role, however, we only get a few people coming forward that want to help backstage.
“With the natural progression of people through the club we always find ourselves with plenty of cast but not enough people willing to direct, produce, choreograph and all the other roles the club needs to continue putting on the productions of the quality we are so famous for.
“It is now getting to a stage where we are finding it very hard to put on productions.”
The club on the outskirts of the city is now appealing for new members to come along and help with the running of the panto which takes place at the Culter Village Hall.
Kerwin said: “We urgently need some brilliant directors, producers, choreographers, musical directors and all those other vital roles if we are to continue to function as a club.”
Councillor Tauqeer Malik, who represents the area, said he was disappointed to hear that the panto was struggling to find people.
He added: “It is very important that the group keeps the panto going for the village. The club has done a lot for the village over the years so we need to support it as much as possible.”