Magical musical evening raises £2,000 for charity

The cast of the sensational Oh What A Night, which raised almost �2,000 for Cancer Research.
The cast of the sensational Oh What A Night, which raised almost �2,000 for Cancer Research.

A packed house was treated to a magical musical evening at Peterhead Community Theatre recently when performers young and old took to the stage for ‘Oh What A Night’.

The evening was the brainchild of local musical star Alasdair Corbett who, along with some familiar faces, produced one of the best nights of entertainment I have ever witnessed in the Blue Toon.

And it looks as though Cancer Research UK will benefit to the tune of almost £2,000 thanks to the sell-out show and the generosity of the Peterhead public.

The night kicked-off with a rendition of Oh What A Night by the entire company before seasoned performer Angela Ireland sang upbeat number When Love Takes Over.

Next up, in my personal opinion, was star of the night Catriona Molver who did a mash-up of Born This Way by Lady Gaga and Express Yourself by Madonna.

What a voice! She would certainly be a contender for any final line-up in today’s reality pop shows should she ever wish to sign up.

Leanne Smith gave an impressive freestyle dance to ‘Clown’ by Emile Sande, then Ryan Peacock, despite initial microphone problems, gave a Rat Pack spectacular peformance of Mack The Knife.

Chelcie Grant sang Dusty Springfield’s You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me and then show producer himself, Alasdair, teamed up with Rhona Johnston for ‘Me & My Scaffie’ from the recent Aberdeen Students show Mary Torphins .

Inverurie panto star Steph Bruce - another stage stalwart - then did what she did best with Fine, Fine Line, a show tune from Avenue Q. Polished and perfect, Steph proved why she could easily grace any West End stage.

Rhianne Ried then sang Fabulous Baby, then Wild Horses was the number chosen by Courtney Murphy.

Compere for the evening was local GP and another seasoned stage star Iain Small, who took us on a flight with Trans Buchan Airways, courtesy of Scotland The What.

Again, the audience were in stitches as he played the captain talking to his passengers on a flight from Ellon to Huntly. You just had to laugh!

Alasdair returned to the stage with Gillian Park this time for ‘Suddenly Seymour’ from Little Shop of Horrors, before Georgia Murray brought Act One to an end with a superb jazz dance to ‘Feeling Good’.

There was only a short period for the audience to catch their breath before Act Two got underway with more of the same. Sheena Booth MBE from Peterhead’s Cancer Research shop joined Amelia and Margaret Noble for a sketch all about collecting her gong from the Palace. It was hilarious and a brilliant addition to the show.

Sophie Hamilton, Steph Longmuir and Victoria Cowan then tap danced to Gone in the Morning, while Callum Anderson playedTango Til You Drop on the saxophone.

Katie Daniel gave a freestyle dance to ‘Radioactive’, with the company ending the show with ‘Seasons of Love’.

Great night, great show....let’s do it again soon guys!