‘Flying Pigs’ at Inverurie Town Hall

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A CHARITY preview of “Flying Pig Production’s” new show is being given in Inverurie Town Hall on Sunday, September 11, at 7.30pm before the show begins its run at Aberdeen’s His Majesty’s Theatre in October.

The single show in Inverurie is in aid of the Friends of Insch Hospital and Community, who plan to finance a new health facility in Insch to replace the village’s ageing hospital which was built in 1921 as a memorial to the fallen of World War 1.

“The Silence of the Bams” comes from the same team that produced “Desperate Fishwives”. In addition to a live show in 2007 this was also the title of a BBC Radio Scotland series that ran from then until last year. BBC Scotland also ran a TV pilot of the show in 2010.

Vice-Chairperson of the Friends, Dr Halldis Mackie, said, “We are delighted that this renowned sketch comedy team are letting us have a preview show in one of the best revue venues in Aberdeenshire. It’s a superb opportunity for the Friends, and it’s good news for the folk of Inverurie.

“This is one of a series of events planned over the next twelve months to raise funds towards our ambitious plans to replace the hospital in Insch. It’s fantastic to have such support from a troup who are continuing to promote Doric humour in the great tradition of Scotland the What.”

John Hardie of Flying Pig Productions is the son of Buff Hardie, one of the trio behind Scotland the What. John directed the Aberdeen Student Show during the nineties, and was asked by other Show alumni to direct their new Flying Pigs productions, which started with “Last Tango in Powis” in 1998.

Tickets are available exclusively at selected retail outlets in the ‘shire, specifically Stephen’s DIY in Insch, and Mitchell’s and Strachan’s Newsagents in Inverurie. Tickets are £12 (Stalls) and £15 (Balcony), and seating is unreserved.