Shazam Theatre Company (SCIO) is a registered Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Charity Number: SC045356. 

May 27, 2018

While the name may seem familiar, many people don't know much about the musical Me and My Girl.

Here's a few of our favourite facts to whet your appetite!

  • Did you know that Me and My Girl is a sequel (of sorts!) The lead character Bill Snibson first appeared in a musical called Twenty to One. Not as well known as the classic tale of Me and My Girl, Twenty to One was a hit straight away with over 400 performances on the west end, and many hundreds more on tour!

  • Of course, the 400+ performances of Twenty to One on the West End is nothing compared to the whopping 1646 performances the original production of Me and My Girl staged in the West End.

  • Further to that, the 1646 performances during it’s original run may seem insignificant compared to the 3303 performances the 1985 revival boasts!

  • The character of Bill Snibson was first played by Lupino Lane in Twenty to One. He then went on to direct, produce and star in the West-End debut of Me and My Girl, and later star in...

May 4, 2018

Many people have heard of the musical Me and My Girl, but don’t know a whole lot about it.

Well, this theatre classic includes many songs you’re bound to know!

The Lambeth Walk

Named after Lambeth Walk, a street in London famous for its street markets, this song featured in the musical from the very beginning. The iconic dance we all associate with it now was made famous by Lupino Lane who played Bill Snibson in the show.

The Sun Has Got His Hat On

Me any My Girl has undergone many re-writes during it’s time and The Sun Has Got His Hat On first appeared in the musical in 1985, although it originally dates from the same era as the show, first being performed in 1932 and proving a favourite for dances all around the country.

Leaning on a Lamp-post

The best known rendition of this song has to be by George Formby, who originally performed it in the comedy film Feather Your Nest in 1937. Proving an iconic song of the 1930s, it made it’s way into Me and My Girl during the 1985 re-write of the show.

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March 22, 2018

For the first time in Shazam history, all four of our theatre groups are on the box office at the same time! Take a look at the delectable menu of theatrical feasts below, with a range of genres and styles to suit audiences of all ages and preferences. Make sure to click on the show names and book your tickets today and take in some culture with our spring and summer season of entertainment!

In order of performance, our theatre groups are proud to present

Popstars: The 90s Musicalby our Senior Musical Theatre is the hottest party in town. Dance the night away to classic 90s tunes by Cher, The Spice Girls, Backstreet Boys and more! Written by the team behind the international smash-hit 'Back to the 80's', this show is sure to have you dancing in the aisles. Presented nightly at Aberdeen Arts Centre from 5th-7th April.

Blank by our Junior Youth Theatre is a hard-hitting contemporary play about young people who have been affected by the criminal justice system. Presented as part of the Natio...

March 16, 2018

Do you recon you could pass our 90's Music Emoji Quiz?

Put your knowledge to the test here

February 17, 2018

How much do you really know about famous pop icons of the 90's? We've compiled a list of some our our favourite facts. Keep an eye out for part two coming soon...!

  • The Spice Girls is possibly the most iconic girl-group ever. Don’t agree? Well, what other girl groups have been called “heros” by Nelson Mandela? And while we all know them as Sporty, Scary, Ginger, Posh and Baby, the members didn’t choose their own nicknames. Top of the Pops magazine made up those nicknames and they just stuck! We all know that Posh Spice went on to marry David Beckham and become the style icon we all know today, Victoria Beckham, but can anyone remember her maiden name… Victoria Adams.

  • Wet Wet Wet hail from Glasgow, originally being formed in Clydebank High School with frontman Marti Pellow’s real name actually being Mark McLachlan. Nelson Mandela must have really been into his 90s pop, since Wet Wet Wet performed at his 70th birthday celebration. The band are tied with Sir Elton John for the mos...

February 2, 2018

How much do you really know about famous pop icons of the 90's? We've compiled a list of some our our favourite facts. Keep an eye out for part two coming soon...!

  • Pop Goddess Cher’s full name is Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre. The singing duo Sonny and Cher, which consisted of her and her ex-husband Sonny Bono, were originally known as Ceasar and Cleo. Finally, can you believe she was born in 1946 - I just hope I look that good when I’m 72! 

  • We all know Billy Ray Cyrus for that one-hit-wonder Achy Breaky Heart, but did you know he’s released 44 singles! Since the 1990s, his record of 17 weeks at the top of the US album chart is yet to be beaten! Of course, many of us already know this, but talent must run in the family, since his daughter is non other than wrecking-ball-riding, Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus.

  • While Shania Twain can’t boast the longest run at number 1 in the Album charts, she can sleep easy knowing that her album Come on Over is the best-selling country al...

January 29, 2018

Looking for a fresh challenge in 2018, Raymond Ross, the father of one of our young people, has decided to tackle the Kiltwalk to help raise funds for us, and thanks to the support of the Hunter Foundation, we receive 140% of all donations.

We are so thrilled that Raymond has decided to support our cause and we wanted to take a moment to wish Raymond all the best for his training and much success for the big day in June!

You can sponsor Raymond here

January 27, 2018

Shazam Theatre Company's Senior Musical Theatre group are excited to present the North-East premier of Popstars: The 90's Musical at Aberdeen Arts Centre this April.

Relive the 90's with classic hits such as "Who Let the Dogs Out", "Wannabe", "Believe", "... Baby One More Time", "Achy Breaky Heart", "Man... I Feel Like A Woman" and many, many more.

This feel-good comedy musical puts boy and girl band head-to-head in a race to win the Next Gen Talent Show. Sing along, dance in the aisles and have a great night out with us at the hottest party in town!

Performances are at 7:30pm nightly from 5th-7th of April at Aberdeen Arts Centre.

Click here to purchase tickets

July 7, 2017

School is out for summer, and while our classes have broken for a little while, we promise that nothing is slowing down here at Shazam HQ. Planning is well underway for next term and we need your input to make sure we are delivering the best service possible.

Whether you are a young person, a parent/guardian, an audience member or just a supporter, we'd love it if you could take two minutes to give us your thoughts on the work we do!

Fill out our end of year survey

May 15, 2017

"Come away" and join us on a magical journey to Neverland... or at least take the journey to the Tivoli Theatre from 22nd-24th June 2017 to see our Junior Musical Theatre group's production of Peter Pan.

The cast are hard at work rehearsing, the set is being built and Shazam HQ and the tickets are selling faster than ever!

Grab yours now at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com or buy through any cast member!

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