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REVIEW: Freezin is a pretty hot return to live performances at His Majesty's Theatre

By Kirsty Brown

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His Majesty's Theatre has opened its doors this week for the first time since March 2020...and it was a double celebration.

Not only was Aberdeen Student Show the first show to grace Aberdeen's stage in 18 months, but 2021 also marks 100 years of Aberdeen Student Show raising money for local charities.

This year's show was Freezin, an Aberdonian twist on the Disney hit, and offered a laugh a minute without any mention of the pandemic.

It tells the tale of Elsie (Becky Hossick) and Annie (Robyn Smith), who become Aberdeen's royalty after the city secures independence from a Brexit-trodden UK and are thrown into a life nae quine fae the fish factory has ever been prepared for.

Other fantastic characters to look out for include Granny (Alanna Buchan) and Granda (Connor Forsyth), Craigie Loanings (Alex Brown) and Marshal Squire (Mikey Innes) and if local humour is your thing don't miss the opportunity to acquaint yourself with the likes of Willie Botchit, Abbie Dean, Philippa Fish, Tom Bowler and Bonnie Chord.

The granite city's students raised the roof with hit songs, uplifting choreography and so many Doric puns that the audience completely forget for a few hours that there was ever a national lockdown.

They say that laughter is the best medicine, and the cast of Aberdeen Student Show definitely received the memo with this performance which could rival even the most professional pantomime for grown ups.

Freezin is in His Majesty's Theatre until Saturday, September 18, and more information and tickets are available from Aberdeen Performing Arts box office.

The cast of Freezin.
The cast of Freezin.

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