Panto pals add extra fairytale magic to student show at HMT

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Cheesy lines, outlandish characters and Doric charm – audiences can’t be faulted for thinking of the Aberdeen Student Show as a spring panto.

And the cast can’t help but see the comparison when around a quarter of them have starred in some of the North-east’s finest community pantomimes.

Of the 45-strong Mary Torphins cast, more than 10 have starred in local pantos in Peterhead, Fraserburgh and Inverurie, as well as the Aberdeen Arts Centre festive treat.

They have played the roles of fairytale princesses, adventurous heroes, dastardly villains and silly sidekicks to name but a few.

And they’ll be putting their panto acting expertise to good use in the student show Mary Torphins – a parody of the much-loved Disney classic Mary Poppins – which is being staged at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen from Wednesday to Saturday, April 18 to 21.

Show administrator Sophie Tickets for Mary Torphins are available online at, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre