Youngsters will transform a north-east village into a pirate playground next week when they take their act on the road.
Peterhead’s Theatre Modo tutors hundreds of children every year in towns across Aberdeenshire, teaching them circus skills in after-school workshops and during the summer holidays.
Now, to conclude this year’s summer programme of training, a group of youngsters will head to Portsoy on Wednesday to show off what they have learned so far – and to encourage others to get involved.
The pirate-themed street show, which is free to attend and starts at 12.30pm, will take place at the village’s scout hut at Loch Soy Park.
The buccaneers will entertain during the half-hour performance by telling the story of two rival pirate gangs who are on the search for hidden treasure.
“The only trouble is they only have half a map and even less of a clue,” a spokeswoman said.
“The audience are invited to follow their exploits as they find maps, lose plots and scrap and scrape their way to the treasure.”
From 11am, however, youngsters are invited to attend at the park for free circus training.
Among the skills they will learn will be juggling.
Theatre Modo has been regularly praised by communities across the north-east which have hosted its workshops.
And earlier this year, Fraserburgh voted in the Your Voice Your Choice scheme to hand the group £5,000 to run a 12-week workshop in the town to train children for its upcoming Aden-een event.
The annual firework and performance show transforms Aden Park in Mintlaw every November and has become one of the most well attended shows in Aberdeenshire.
This year’s event, taking place on November 3, will be the ninth time the parade has happened.