Fit’s fit, and Fa’s fa
The Flying Pigs first came together in 1997, when we were the last folk standing at the Aberdeen Student Show last night party. Within the year we performed our first show, ‘Last Tango in Powis’ at the Lemon Tree Studio Theatre, which attracted a sell out audience of close friends and dutiful relatives.
We had another shottie the following year, with ‘Where Seagulls Dare’ which some folk who didn’t know us came to see, and which most folk thought was a bittie better. Since then we’ve been trying to get a bittie better every time, and for the last 17 years we’ve been entertaining ever growing audiences throughout the North East and beyond.e
We headlined Aberdeen Arts Center’s first ever Comedy Festival in October 2001 and sold out there again in 2002. Then we moved to His Majesty’s Theatre, first with ‘The Seagull Has Landed’, then ‘Desperate Fishwives”, ‘How to Look Good Glaikit‘ , ‘The Silence of the Bams” and ‘Finzean in the Rain’ . We returned to HMT in June 2016 for a two week run with ‘Dreich Encounter’ .
Over the years we’ve shared a dressing room with Bucks Fizz, shared a stage with Bobby Davro, and, memorably, shared a fish supper with Robbie Shepherd. In 2007 we recorded the first of 3 series of ‘Desperate Fishwives’ for Radio Scotland, and a half hour TV pilot for BBC Scotland was filmed on location in Aberdeen and surrounding nether-regions in April 2010 and broadcast in the following December. In April 2008 we had the privilege of performing at the Civic Reception to honour “Scotland the What?” as they received the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen.
Or click on any of the names to the left for a wee biography of each member of the team, as well as our alumni – some members of the extended Flying Pig family.