Timeline
1941
First Pantomime:
Jack & The Beanstalk
1943
First show with local theme:
Soliday and the Wicked Bird
Louise Bennett seen on Pantomime stage
 
1945
LTM sponsors:
Elementary Schools Drama festival
1949
Introduction to Anancy as title character:
Bluebeard & Brer Anancy
1951
LTM launches Secondary Schools Drama festival in collaboration with the British Council
1954
Return to "Anancy" Pantomimes:
Anancy and the Magic Mirror
and the start of 3 consecutive shows with Anancy as the title character:
Anancy and Pandora;
Anancy and Beeny Bud
1960
West Indian themed Pantomime:
Carib Gold - set in British Guiana
1961
The Little Theatre opens its doors September 20, at 4 Tom Redcam Drive, Kingston 10
1962
Imported Pantomime:Finian's Rainbow
- story of the Irish emigrant's experience
Banana Boy is re-staged for Jamaica's Independence celebrations in August
1963
Debut of
Queenie's Daughter
the only pantomime to be revived 2 times - (1966 & 1973)
1965
25th Anniversary: Morgan's Dream of Old Port Royal
1967
Revival of: Anancy and Pandora and the start of 4 consecutive shows with Anancy as the title character:
Anancy and Doumbey; Moonshine Anancy; Rockstone Anancy
   
1969
Moonshine Anancy
viewed by Princess Alice (aunt of Queen Elizabeth II) during
a Royal visit; Introduction of
Barbara Gloudon as author
 
1972
LTM establishes the Jamaica Theatre School
1975
Miss Lou retires after her appearance in The Witch
 
1978
Greta Fowler dies on November 30
 
1980
Ranny Williams dies. His last Pantomime is The Hon. All Purpus and the Dancing Princesses
 
1981
Pirate Princess
breaks box office records with 121 shows seen by 100,733 persons.
1985
The Pantomime Company is formed and presents
Trash
1986
Pirate Princess
is performed in London by an English company
1990
Fifty Fifty celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Pantomime. It features many songs from past Pantomimes. The Pantomime Company performs it in Florida, New York and Toronto
1991
Man Deh Yah is seen in Florida and New York and is re-mounted as part of the CARIFESTA celebrations in Trinidad
1992
Reggae Son travels to New York and Miami; as does Anansi Come Back in 1993. The first time Anansi is spelt African style, a decision by author Barbara Gloudon
 
1994
Anansi Come Back is performed in England - London and Leeds
 
1997
The Pantomime Company performs Augus Mawnin during the summer in response to the national recognition of Emancipation Day
2000
Jack and the Macca Tree is the 60th Pantomime performed. An exhibition and celebratory Concert precedes the opening
 
2003
Miss Annie is performed in Toronto Canada
 
   
2005
25th Anniversary of Ranny William's passing commemorated by the LTM
2006 July 26 Hon. Louise Bennett Coverley - "Miss Lou", dies in Toronto. August 6 body lies in state at National Arena. August 8 - official funeral Coke Methodist Church, interment at National Heroes Park. She is laid to rest beside her husband Eric "Chalk-Talk" Coverley. Pantomime Company pays tribute in song during service.
 
2007
February 14: Co-founder of the LTM Henry Fowler dies in England.
2010
February 3: Pantomime Director, Artistic Advisor, Mentor Prof Rex Nettleford dies. He had contributed to the 2009/10 Pantomime
Pirate Jack
   
2010
70th Anniversay of the Pantomime celebrated with "Blingalinga" 2010 Script for Augus' Mawnin included in "Emancipation Moments" an anthology of Contemporary Caribbean Plays published UWI Open Campus