Aberdeen students’ show is a ‘fine piece’ of work

His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.
His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.

The cast and crew of this year’’s Aberdeen Students’ Charities Campaign’s annual show, Wullie Wonkie and the Fine Piece Factory, have 67,000 reasons to make the production one of the best.

For they are determined to smash the record-breaking £67,000 raised for local charities by last year’s smash-hit musical Spital Shop of Horrors.

The show is a Doric spin on the Roald Dahl classic and opened at His Majesty’s Theatre yesterday (Wednesday) and runs until Saturday.

Wullie Wonkie tells the story of the brand-new fine piece factory built directly across the road from Aberdeen’’s Marischal College.

All over the city, residents scramble to get hold of one of the few granite tickets that will allow them into the building and give them the chance to win a lifetime supply of fine pieces.

Local group Create Aberdeen dropped in on rehearsals and were treated to their own private performance of one of the show’’s numbers.

The group provide activities and support for adults with additional support needs, including drama, art, music and dance.

They met the students, chatted about the production and were treated to a number from the show. Some even managed to join in and learn some of the dance routine.

They welcomed the inside tips, for Create Aberdeen are also putting on their own show next month, an upcoming performance of A Teuchter Carol at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree from Thursday to Saturday, May 29 to 31.

Like the student shows, A Teuchter Carol is a locally-based performance where even the staff and volunteers get involved and perform.

Tickets for both productions are available online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by calling 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.