What do an amateur gymnast, an escape artist, a seagull tamer and a clairvoyant have in common?
They want to put on the greatest show Aberdeen has ever seen.
And after last night’s performance at His Majesty’s Theatre, The Glaikit Showman has definitely given every other show a run for its money.
Local loon Pete Medden is down on his luck after losing his job of scooping up reindeer mess at the Aberdeen Christmas Village.
He’s scolded by his manager that this city “can’t afford another typhoid outbreak” and sends him packing.
After coming across flyers for the Moscow State Circus, Pete wonders why the shows always come from abroad and no one ever hears about an Aberdeen Circus.
While waiting for his appointment at the job centre, he discovers people across the city have a number of unusual talents.
It is then that the idea for his show is truly born – something he describes as: “It’s like Britain’s Got Talent, but with much less talent.”
The Aberdeen Student Show returns once again to the Granite City, bringing a show chock-full of infectious energy, Doric, funny original songs and local humour.
Although based on the hit musical The Greatest Showman, the show never forgets its roots.
Its script is peppered with jokes about TECA, The Bon-Accord Baths, Codonas and, of course, seagulls.
A special mention goes out to the witty and vibrant performance of the “Lil Minks”, four talented singers – one who has won the fictitious Evening Express Miss Balnagask 2018 contest – whose song “Minks” had the audience in fits of laughter.
The performance marks the Aberdeen Student Show’s 98th year since its inception in 1921.
The show will run over four days at His Majesty’s Theatre until Saturday.