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Welcome to this exhibition celebrating 100 years since students at the University of Aberdeen first began staging an annual musical theatre performance to raise money for charity - known as the Student Show.

Performers from the Show have gone on to have glittering careers in music, comedy and theatre, and today the Show is the longest-running student production of its kind in the UK.

This online exhibition features collections from the University of Aberdeen archives, alongside contributions from Show's former writers and performers, to tell some of the stories of Show from across its 100 years.

Navigate the different sections of the exhibition using the sidebar.

Curated by: Eric Crockart, Joe Johnston, Paul Logie and Emma Raymond.

With thanks to: Lauren Hossack, Shane Strachan, Michelle Bruce, Paddy Rice, John Duffus, Dawn Leslie, Jo Gilbert, Greg Gordon, Andrew Brebner, Mike Jamieson, Craig Pike, Joy Crockart, Sheila Sinclair, Laura Main, John Hardie, Becky Hossick, Amy Lamb, Bob Irvine, Kate Sutherland, Holly Bruce, Emma Quinn and the whole UoA Museums and Special Collections team.


University of Aberdeen Museums and Special Collections