"We all used to assemble over the four weeks, and it was quite arduous, because we would rehearse during the day and also in the evening. But once you got into the culture of Student Show you had to go back and do more and more."
Willie Reid, Scriptwriter and Performer, 1975-1977
Early in ’i new year, the show’s administrators get ti work organising rehearsals, wi’ script readings held first ti gie abody a chunce ti practice their lines afore full rehearsals get unner wye.
In early years rehearsals wis deen in Marischal College’s gymnasium, and syne later, the affa funcy Mitchell Hall.
Nooadays, rehearsals tak place in the fower weeks leading up ti the show’s opening nicht. The second twa wiks involve a sair trachle o’ 10am starts wi’ lowsin’ time nae till 10pm.
Early in the new year, the show’s administrators get to work organising rehearsals, with script readings held first to give everyone a chance to practice their lines before full rehearsals get underway.
In early years rehearsals took place in Marischal College’s gymnasium, and then, later, the imposing Mitchell Hall.
These days, rehearsals take place in the four weeks leading up to the show’s opening night. The second two weeks involve a gruelling schedule of 10am starts and 10pm finishes.
In this video, Paddy Rice, one of the stars of 1958's 'April Showers', and Joy Crockart and Ken McRae, two seasoned performers from a number of 1970s productions, share their memories of rehearsing for the Student Show.
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