what’s on autumn
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
01592 583302 CARNEGIE HALL
01383 602302 ROTHES HALLS
We have been on an incredible journey since forming the Arts and Theatres Trust Fife (AttFife) in October 2008. Since all our programming came under the umbrella of the Trust, we have been taking a close look at what you, our audience, want of us.
We are committed to programming high quality and accessible work which is artist lead and audience focussed. This new style programme shows you the rich and diverse mix of our work which features a broad range of exciting events and also showcases the abundant seam of community talent within Fife. Throughout this brochure you will see that we are co-producing work with a range of National and Scottish based companies. Work to suit all ages and interests. Our approach to co-producing with companies such as the National Theatre of Scotland will see “99…100” culminate in a three week site-specific theatrical event in November 2010, made by – and for – the people of Fife. I hope you will find much to enjoy across our venues during the Autumn season and I genuinely want to hear your comments through our new feedback site www.youtellus.co.uk Hazel Wotherspoon, Head of Programming and Creative Development
Adam Smith Theatre 01592 583302 Carnegie Hall 01383 602302 Rothes Halls 01592 611101 www.attfife.org.uk
Sat 7 August, 2.00pm £6 (£5) 4 for £20.00
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Kids On Stage 2010 present
Dodd’s Dodgy Dodgem! Written & Directed by Monica Holland and Louisa Bell Music & Lyrics by Susan Meiklejohn
Fri 13 August 7.30pm/Sat 14 August 2.00pm Fri 27 August, 7.30pm £12 (£10) £6.50 (£5.50) 4 for £22.00 ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Adam Smith Music Theatre for Young People (12 – 17 years) present
Phantom of the Country Opera
The Lorna Reid Quartet Celebrate the Jazz Divas
Book by Sean Grennan & Kathy Santen; Music by Michael Duff; Lyrics by Cheri Coons This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger
Doddy Monroe and his family own the dodgems that have been coming to the Links Market for years. But a new family, the Cornettos, have arrived and they want things to change. Will Doddy and his family give up their family traditions? Will we ever find out what the Cornettos are really up to?!! Sixty 6 – 11 year olds can’t wait to tell you the rest of the story.
Very funny country & western send-up of The Phantom of the Opera set in the County Palace in Nashville, where former operatic ingénue, Christina, sings back-up to the ‘Reigning Queen of Country Music’ and finds a mentor in Aaron, mysterious janitor.
Whether singing 1920s blues or songs from the cool era of swing, Lorna Reid is an alluring and engaging vocalist who brings her distinct style to songs of the great divas from Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald to Julie London and Norah Jones. Featuring tracks from her internationally, acclaimed album Gypsy In My Soul, Lorna is joined on stage by some of Scotland’s finest jazz musicians. www.lornareid.com “...love the CD” Stephen Duffy, The Jazz House, BBC Radio Scotland
Adam Smith Theatre 01592 583302 Carnegie Hall 01383 602302 Rothes Halls 01592 611101 www.attfife.org.uk
Sat 28 August, 7.00pm £10 (£8)
Thu 2 September, 7.30pm Mon 30 August – Wed 1 September, 7.30pm £12 (£10) £18.50 ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Dogstar Theatre Company present
Dunfermline The Lady Boys Jacobite Country Strathspey and of Bangkok Reel Society 20th Fantasy & Feathers Fiddlers’ Rally by Henry Adam
Under the baton of Ron Smith Written & Directed by Monica Holland and Louisa Bell Music & Lyrics by Susan Meiklejohn
This toe-tapping fiddle spectacular has seventy musicians performing from all over Scotland. Special guest tonight is singer/songwriter Bruce Davies, a regular performer with the Society.
It’s non-stop entertainment all the way. From Lady Gaga to the Saturdays… from Sarah Brightman to Bryan Adams... from a fantasy in outer space to the intensity of sensuous Latin rhythms… from West End musical to Hollywood blockbuster… the hits keep on coming as only Lady Boys of Bangkok can deliver. Also singled out for special attention is their favourite Thai TV show – BANGKOX GOT TALENT. But other than saying they are inviting some “celebrity guests” they are keeping the details very close to their ample bosoms. With over four hundred gorgeous costumes this is the nation’s favourite cabaret party show. You won’t believe your eyes!
Take your seats for a comedy of Highland chancers and bampots from one of Scotland’s leading theatre companies. Haggis McSporran left the Highlands to become the king of comedy. Now he’s coming home for an interview on Jacobite Radio with his old pal Craitur Face Macleod. For Macleod this is a proper celebrity interview with a proper celebrity, and a chance to catch up with the man he first met many years ago.
Adam Smith Theatre 01592 583302 Carnegie Hall 01383 602302 Rothes Halls 01592 611101 www.attfife.org.uk
Sat 4 September, 8.00pm £10(£8)
Friday 10 September, 1.00pm Sun 5 September, 12 noon – 4.00pm £4.50 (£3.50) Admission Free ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Vox Motus in a co-production with Arts and Theatres Trust Fife and supported by Platform present
Oops a Daisy Kingdom FM A professional dance show The Not-So-Fatal Death Wedding Fayre for 0-4 year olds of Grandpa Fredo
An extraordinary new comedy direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010! A frozen body found in a woodshed wreaks havoc in the local community forcing them to confront questions of science, faith and immortality. Inspired by an incredible true story, multi-award winning company Vox Motus present a pitch dark comedy featuring a host of eccentric characters, original live music and stunning design. “...faultless, fast-paced, brilliant sense of style... a cutting-edge comic-strip show for theatre” The Scotsman on Fringe Festival sell-out success Slick. “A technical and emotional triumph.” The Stage on Bright Black www.voxmotus.co.uk
Kingdom FM presents their Autumn Wedding Fayre, bringing together over forty of Fife’s leading businesses to help you plan every aspect of your day. Wedding venues, photographers, hand-made stationery, jewellery, musicians, cakes and floral displays – all together to help make your dreams come true. Don’t forget the fashion show at 3.00pm where you’ll see beautiful bridal gowns, kilts and Mother of the Bride outfits.
A Daisy-tastic whirlwind is about to arrive! Dainty and delightful dancers accompanied by a live musician create an upside down inside out world full of Daisies! Oops a Daisy is a live fresh theatre experience full of movement and music and is a fun, spontaneous and exciting experience for both children and parents. Oops a Daisy has been created as part of the Starcatchers project. Starcatchers Artist in Residence, Sacha Kyle will be creating work for 0-4's in Carnegie Hall and Lochgelly as part of a year-long residency. For more information on the project visit our website www.starcatchers.org.uk
Wed 8 September, 7.30pm £10 (£8)
Thur 9 September, 7.30pm £12.50 / £10 / Student / Child £5
Thur 9 September, 7.30pm £20
Pokey LaFarge and Scottish Chamber Dennis Locorriere The South City Three Orchestra + Tomorrow Road John Taylor presents
If you enjoy a mix of roots, bluegrass, folk and old timey music, Pokey LaFarge is the man for you. Pokey’s is a unique brand of songcraft, sharp personality, whiz-bang guitar pickin’ and natty line in showmanship. His songs are influenced by all that he admires from bygone days, yet turn out to be a wonderfully fresh and quirky kind of pop that combines Delta-meets-Appalachia writing with a big, big beat. Reviewing his Edinburgh Fringe outing for The Herald, Rob Adams said: “Pokey is a throwback to the days of medicine shows and guitar-picking troubadours – a dapper bantamweight in a pork pie hat who has acquired the voice of a man three times his age and four times his size”. I6
MENDELSSOHN Hebrides Overture JS BACH (arr GOODMAN) Ricercar from The Musical Offering CPE BACH Flute Concerto in A MENDELSSOHN ‘Youth’ Symphony No 8 in D Roy Goodman, Principal Guest Conductor of both the English Chamber Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand, delivers an enthralling programme. Music by Mendelssohn, who played a key role in the 19th century rediscovery of Bach, frames works by Bach senior and junior. SCO Principal Alison Mitchell takes the solo in CPE Bach’s dramatic Flute Concerto.
Those of us whose musical memories peak during the 1970s will remember Dennis Locorriere’s distinctive voice as lead singer of Dr. Hook. Since then, Dennis has enjoyed a successful solo career and he released a third album Post Cool earlier this year which is packed with melodic songs that confirm he is no slouch in the song-writing department. In addition his songs have been recorded by a wide variety of other artists including Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Southside Johnny, Crystal Gayle, BJ Thomas, Olivia Newton-John and Helen Reddy. On stage with his band, this show will give you the best of his solo work plus classic songs from the Dr. Hook era. This is one of only 4 Scottish dates, so book now!
Fri 10 September, 7.30pm £14 (£12)
Fri 10 September, 7.30pm £12.50 (£11.50)
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
NLP Theatre Company presents
Sat 11 September, 2.00pm £4 (£3) 4 for £12.00
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Booster Cushion Theatre present
Singin’ I’m No A Billy Old McDonald and He’s A Tim the 3 Pigs Plus by Des Dillon
MacFloyd make a welcome return to Carnegie Hall to play a varied mix of Floyd classics which include material from Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall and The Division Bell albums. The show will also feature the Animals album in its entirety. You are in for a real treat of 70s psychedelia, lasers and special effects. The band’s talented eight piece line up includes two female singers, a saxophonist who also plays synth and guitar, and up to three different lead vocalists and guitarists who deliver Pink Floyd’s music with amazing accuracy.
Celtic mad Tim and Rangers daft Billy find themselves banged up in the same police cell on the day of an Old Firm match. Can Harry the ever watchful turnkey keep them apart? Don’t miss this hilarious comedy which goes down a storm with fans all over Scotland.
Our farmer tells a comical version of the three pigs tale with the help of the audience, a wild bunch of animals, squeaking and a large concertina book. For 4 year olds +
Sun 12 September, 11.00am – 5.00pm FREE ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Sun 12 September, 7.30pm £5
Mon 13 – Fri 17 & Mon 20 – Tue 21 September CARNEGIE HALL
Ninian’s Doors Open Day St Parish Church across AttFife Summer Gospel
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+ other venues throughout Fife
Fife’s BEST Book Festival EVER!
This is a great opportunity to meet the people that work at our venues, see the beautiful and historic theatres, explore backstage and see what’s on offer right on your doorstep. There will be plenty going on including The Avison String Ensemble who will be playing in the Adam Smith foyer from 3.30pm. We look forward to meeting YOU! www.doorsopendays.org.uk
Enjoy an evening of Song and Praise with Gospel Choir ‘Keep Smiling’ from the Czech Republic, The Kingdom Singers from Dunfermline and children from Lynburn Primary School Children’s Choir.
Fife Libraries and Museums have organised a fantastic book festival for children which includes events for schools and families. Celebrate national Roald Dahl day, meet the authors, enjoy film and book days. Find out all you need to know at www.firedirect.org.uk/childrensbookfestival
Sat 25 & Sun 26 September, 12 noon & 3pm Thu 23 – Sat 25 Sept, 7.30pm £10.50 Family (4) £38.00 £10 (£8) CARNEGIE HALL ADAM SMITH THEATRE Groups 10+ £7.50
Kirkcaldy Amateur Dramatic Society present
Wed 29 September, 7.30pm £10 (£8)
Borderline Theatre present
The Singing Kettle The Chooky Brae The Wyrd Sisters Calamity Castle presents
by D C Jackson Designed by Becky Minto Directed by Kenny Miller
by Terry Pratchett
KADS take you to Discworld where Terry Prachett has taken Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then turned it up till the knob comes off. It’s all there – a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril. And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches. Hang on – the ride may be a little bumpy...
Cilla, Artie, Gary and Kevin are dressed to impress after being invited by the Laird of Calamity Castle to help get the castle ready for its Grand Annual Ceilidh. There’ll be plenty of audience participation, songs and laughter making for a superb singalong, action-packed adventure... full of mishaps! Book now as seats are snapped up fast. Remember to dress up in tartan for some crazy highland fun and games at Calamity Castle
Immerse yourself in top quality drama as we bring you the final chapter of The Stewarton Trilogy. As funny as The Wall, as moving as The Ducky, The Chooky Brae completes Norma, Rab and Barry’s stories about growing up in small town Scotland and tells Irene and Gordon’s story – a story about duty, devotion and enduring love. “I took my husband along to the show, who tends to be reluctant to come to the theatre with me, and we both really enjoyed it. Laughed lots and watery eyes at times also, lived up to my expectations!”
Tue 28 September – Sat 2 October 7.30pm nightly Sat Mat 2.30pm Adults £10 (£9) child £5 ROTHES HALLS Matinee: Adults £9 (£8) child £4
GAMA, in association with Warner/Chappell Music Ltd presents
Thur 30 September, 8.30pm £7.50, £6.50 Advance, £8.50 Doors ADAM SMITH THEATRE STUDIO
Adam Smith Comedy Club present
Half a Sixpence Mark Nelson & Kai Humphries
This brand new version of Half a Sixpence has some of the old favourites like Flash, Bang, Wallop, If The Rain’s Got To Fall and Half a Sixpence. Follow the story of young Arthur Kipps who moves to Folkestone, leaving his childhood sweetheart, Ann, a token, half of a sixpence, to remind her of him. Years later he meets Ann again but has become engaged to Helen, whose brother has “invested” Arthur’s newly bequeathed inheritance. How will the story end? You’ll have to buy a ticket to find out! I 10
An all-star evening of with two of the UK’s finest rising comedy stars… Hilarious Geordie Kai was a 2009 finalist in the prestigious SO YOU THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? contest, and his high-octane delivery of supremely funny and infectiously surreal material has seen him shooting up the comedy ranks. Mark won the inaugural SCOTTISH COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR Award and will perform his debut solo Edinburgh fringe show Offending the Senses – an hour of hard-hitting, pure-and-unadulterated and uncompromisingly funny stand-up.
Fri 1 October, 8.00pm £15 (£13)
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Kirkcaldy Comedy Festival present
Danny Bhoy: By Royal Disappointment
Danny Bhoy continues to delight audiences around the world with his unique and personal brand of storytelling. He is one of the most perceptive and travelled comedians working in the world today – don’t miss this chance to see him live in Kirkcaldy! Book Now! “The Bhoy remains in a class of his own!” Herald www.kirkcaldycomedyfestival.com
Fri 1 October, 7.30pm £12.50
Sat 2 October CARNEGIE HALL
Lee Nelson’s Well Good Tour From Simon Brodkin
You can’t beat a good laugh so book in now for some ‘proper mad’ fun as irrepressible South London geezer Lee ‘Nelsy’ Nelson entertains. Simon Brodkin’s character – the legend behind Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show (BBC3) – brings some funnies to people in the country who don't have a TV. Qwalit-eeey! “The funniest new act I’ve seen in years” Harry Hill
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Fife Charities Band Association
65th Fife Open Brass Band Contest
Brass Bands from all over Scotland travel to Kirkcaldy to compete at the 65th annual FCBA Contest. Each band will be performing a major own choice work, as well as a march and hymn tune. The day will be rounded off with a concert performance from the regional youth band, Fife Youth:Next Generation, before the results of the competition are announced. Full details of start times and prices will be available on the association website, www.fcba.org.uk, in the run up to the event.
Sat 2 October, 7.30pm £10 (£8)
Come along and experience one of Scotland’s most exciting and dynamic fiddle bands. Hailing from Shetland, they are a veritable furnace of four fired-up fiddlers – Chris Stout, Kevin Henderson, Maurice Henderson and Andrew Gifford – additionally powered by a rhythm engine-room of guitar, piano and bass, while the band also features arguably the nation’s most exciting and diverse clarsach player Catriona McKay. Fiddlers’ Bid’s latest album All Dressed in Yellow recently won ‘Best Album of the Year’ at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards and ‘Instrumental Album of the Year’ on the folk music website ‘Spiral Earth’. “...they play with the precision of a Swiss watch, and enough energy to power a small town” The Scotsman
Wed 6 October & Wed 3 November, 7.30pm £6 CARNEGIE HALL
Royal Scottish Geographical Society Talks
The RSGS offer monthly talks on the theme of making connections between people, places and the planet.
Thursday 7 October & Thursday 4 Nov, 7.30pm £10 (£8) CARNEGIE HALL
The Band Of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland Concert Series
A series of military band concerts encompassing a wide variety of music from traditional marches and memorable classics to the popular big band era and contemporary works. These concerts are guaranteed to impress and entertain and will of course showcase the world renowned Royal Marines Corps Of Drums. Season Ticket £30/£25 to include performances on 3 Feb & 17 Mar
Fri 8 October, 7.30pm £10.50 (£8.50)
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Early Bird offer All seats £8.50 if paid by 25 Sept
Cumbernauld Theatre Company
The Bookie A New Scottish Musical written by Douglas Maxwell with music by Aly McRae
Welcome to Quarry – The Las Vegas of Scotland! Or at least it might be... Right now it’s a Saturday night Scottish sea-side town, a dirty weekend for stag-dos, hen nights and dangerous divorcees. Local betting shop bookie Stevie McGee doesn’t know it but his life is about to miraculously change. Leo Queen’s back in town. A self made man with a hundred scores to settle, he’s putting his money where his mouth is by building a brand spanking new casino. An electric new Scottish musical, with all the glitz and glamour of Vegas – Scottish Style. The kilts are on, the chips are down and when the going gets tough, the tough get drunk. Suitable 15+
Mon 11, 10.30am I Tue 12, 1.30pm Wed 13 October, 10.30am CARNEGIE HALL
Wed 13 – Fri 15 October, 7.30pm £25
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Tickets £4.50/£3.50. Schools seats £3/teachers free. Suitable for S1 + S2
Catherine Wheels presents
Hannah and Hanna Hannah is sixteen. She loves karaoke and her boyfriend Bullfrog. She hates her hometown of Margate and the Kosovan asylum seekers who have come to live there. Hanna is also sixteen. She loves karaoke and Margate and is one of the asylum seekers. Hannah and Hanna is one of the finest plays written for young audiences in the past ten years and is as relevant now as when it was first performed in 2001 when it won The Herald ‘Angel’ Award at the Fringe Festival. The play is set when asylum seekers from Kosovo fled from their war torn country in the late 90s but the universality of the story means that the asylum seekers could be from any country in the world. It is a dark story which offers young people an opportunity to imagine and to reflect on how they would react in a similar situation and is also a tale of hope for a more understanding and tolerant society.
Tell Me On A Sunday CLAIRE SWEENEY STARS IN ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER AND DON BLACK'S MASTERPIECE OF MUSICAL THEATRE This is a rare opportunity to see the definitive version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's classic musical Tell Me On A Sunday. With a wonderful original score, featuring the chart topping song Take That Look off Your Face, it is now remodelled for Claire Sweeney with an exclusive new song, I Still Believe in Love. Tell Me On A Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York. Brimming with optimism, she seeks success and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether she's been looking for love in all the wrong places. “Combines elements of celebrity fall-out and Sex & The City. There is no-one writing stuff as good as this in modern musical theatre.” Daily Express (2003 West End production)
Weds 13 to Sat 16 October, 7.30pm each night Matinee on Thurs 14 at 2.30pm £10 (£8) Schools Tickets from £7.00
Frantic Assembly and the National Theatre of Scotland present
Beautiful Burnout by Bryony Lavery Featuring the music of Underworld
Fri 15 October, 7.30pm £17 (£15)
The Cavern Beatles
Keep your guard up. Protect yourself at all times. Protect your boy. Keep him safe. Keep him close. That is all that matters. Cameron is going places. He’s going to see lights. He’s going to make the world take notice and kneel at his feet. He’s fighting for his club, his Mum, his place in the world. Beautiful Burnout is about the soul-sapping three minute bursts where men become gods and gods become mere men. It is the second when the guard drops and the eyes blink and miss the incoming hammer blow. Beautiful Burnout is a thrilling new piece of highly physical theatre immersing the audience in the explosive world of boxing. Marking the first co-production between award-winning companies Frantic Assembly (Stockholm, Othello) and the National Theatre of Scotland (Black Watch, The Bacchae) this remarkable new work will assault your senses and challenge your preconceptions about the most controversial sport of our time. Beautiful Burnout contains strong language and scenes of a violent nature so an age guide of 14+ is recommended.
Tribute bands at their best are not just about looking and sounding like their famous counterparts, they are about capturing the essence and spirit of the real article. In this respect, The Cavern Beatles are way ahead. As musicians, the band have researched their parts meticulously, from chord shapes to drum fills, to ensure the music is represented as accurately as possible. They are all born and brought up in Liverpool and this gives them their seemingly effortless accuracy in their interpretation of the Fab Four’s catalogue.
Photo by Ela Wlodarczyk
Sat 16 October, 7.30pm £17 (£15)
Sun 17 October, 3.00pm £4.50 / £3.50 4 for £14.00
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Fri 22 October, 7.30pm £15 (£12)
Licketyspit in association with Brunton Theatre presents
Gerry Cross Magic Spaghetti Finbar Furey The Mersey
Join in this musical journey through the life and times of one of our greatest 60s icons – Gerry Marsden. Gerry and The Pacemakers topped the UK and US charts for much of the 60s. Listen as Gerry takes you from his early beginnings in Liverpool through the heady days of the 60s and up to the present day. Hear all his classic hits – You’ll Never Walk Alone, I Like It and Ferry Cross the Mersey – mixed with stories, jokes and anecdotes from his years at the top.
Strega Nona is renowned for her handy magic remedies but raises eyebrows with her wild and wondrous recipes. Big Tony only eats spaghetti. Cunningly he spies Strega Nona activating her magic spaghetti pot and is determined to master its magic. One day she goes out and Big Tony seizes his chance to invite the town to a feast. Big Tony is a hero! Until he discovers he can’t stop the pot...! A comedy for children and families from 3 – 93 with music and cooking from makers of Hare & Tortoise, Heelie-go-Leerie and Molly Whuppie.
John Peel gave Finbar his big break back in 1972 when he voted Finbar and his brother Eddie, Act of the Year. An all Ireland Uillean Pipe Champion and whistle player, Finbar also plays guitar and five-string banjo. Now touring solo, tonight’s performance will feature songs from his new album Smile as well as classics from his days with The Fureys. It has been five years since Finbar last toured the UK so this is a rare opportunity to catch one of the greats of the Irish music scene.
Sat 23 October, 7.30pm Fri 22 & Sat 23 October, 7.30pm £16 (£15) £6.50 (£5.50) 4 for £22.00 ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Adam Smith Music Theatre for Young People (12 – 17 years)
Rent School Edition
Sat 23 October, 7.30pm £12 (£10)
Dan Antopolski Turn Of The Century
Book, music & lyrics by Jonathan Larson This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.
Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer-prize winning Broadway musical based loosely on Puccini’s Opera La Boheme. AIDS and its physical and emotional complications pervade the lives of seven friends living the disappearing Bohemian lifestyle in New York’s East village.
Hard on the heels of a tour of Australia, Charlie is back in Fife and ready to entertain you with his enthralling songs. His music ranges from inspirational to country, from ballad to anthem and he is as entertaining on stage as he is melodic. A nicer guy you couldn’t wish to meet and despite being one of the all-time biggest selling artists in Irish music today, he’s kept his feet firmly on the ground.
Who’s the comic with an ear for dialogue and a bod for sin? Triple Perrier Award Nominee, veteran Fringe sell-out and Winner of the 2009 Dave Award for Funniest Joke of the Fringe, Dan Antopolski presents his seventh solo stand-up show. Jokes? Yes sir. Raps? Almost certainly. Fun? You bet your mum it will be fun. “One of the funniest and hardest-working comedians out there… Some of the best gags I’ve heard” ★★★★ Scotsman 2009 www.danantopolski.com
Tues 26 & Wed 27 October, 7.30pm £12.50 (£10.50)
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Thursday 28 October, 7.30pm £20 (£18.50)
Treadwell and PMG present Wilde Enterprises (Blackeyed Theatre, Icarus Theatre Collective and Original Theatre Company) with South Hill Park, Eastbourne Theatres and Anvil Arts
The Madness of George III by Alan Bennett starring Simon Ward and Susan Penhaligon directed by Alistair Whatley
The year 1786. George III is King. King of England. He has a loving wife, a nation of subjects, a loyal parliament, and the world kneels at his feet… The King’s behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic, and word has it he’s addressed an oak tree as the King of Prussia! Doctors are called in, parliament falters, and the Prince Regent manoeuvres himself into power. Gripping drama, dangerous politics and irreverent comedy collide in a rollercoaster ride where the health of the nation is at the mercy of the mental health of one man.
This dynamic non-stop show combines classic songs, top flight choreography and world class musicians with some of the group’s newer material from recent releases as well as the stunning new track Do You Dream of Me. This UK tour in 2010 features many of the biggest hits in particular from the Bell Arista era of the group’s success presented through a high energy ‘Disco Fantasia’. Some of the group’s biggest hits include classics such as Saturday Night at the Movies, There Goes My First Love, Under The Boardwalk, You’re More Than A Number in My Little Red Book, Kissing In The Back Row and many more. www.theofficialdrifters.com
Friday 29 October, 6.30pm £10 (includes pan-Arabic buffet and refreshments)
Sat 30 October, 7.30pm £10 (£9)
Crossford An Evening of Scottish Arabic Culture Music Group Fife Arabic Society present
A journey through the Arabic world, experiencing cuisine, culture, entertainment, fashion, guest speakers and displays. www.fifearabicsociety.org.uk email@example.com 07760 353918
An evening of traditional Scottish music with guests The Kingdom Fiddlers and compered by Alistair McDonald. Box Office also available 01383 721840
Mon 1 November, 8.00pm £17.50
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Off The Kerb Productions
Sean Lock – Lockipedia
Lockipedia. Is a brand new stand-up show from comedian Sean Lock. Lockipedia. Is a very unreliable, misleading but highly entertaining information resource. Lockipedia. Is what Sean ‘knows’ about stuff. Lockipedia. Can only be accessed live. Lockipedia. Is funny. Star of BBC2’s QI and team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats. “One of the finest and most original comedians around.” The Independent
Carnegie Hall’s Festival For Children It’s never too early to dip your toes into live theatre! Children £10 to attend all five events or £3 per event. Adults free – maximum 2 adults per child.
Mon 1 November, 10.30am / 1.30pm £3 CARNEGIE HALL
Wed 3 November, 10.30am / 1.30pm £3 CARNEGIE HALL Catherine Wheels Theatre Company in association with Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh present
Thur 4 November, 10.30am / 1.30pm £3 CARNEGIE HALL Imaginate in association with Arts and Theatres Trust Fife present
Luvhart Created and Directed by Sacha Kyle Performed by David Walshe and Aurelie Langois Musician: Joel Sanderson For children aged 2-4 and their carers
Paperbelle’s world is colourful, comfy and cosy. Paperbelle would love to show it off to you but there has been a bit of a problem. Nothing does what it’s supposed to anymore. The colour keeps trying to run off, the paper trees are refusing to grow. Paperbelle’s world is constantly changing and either she has to stop it all from happening or she has to learn to enjoy it… From the makers of Moussa’s Castle and Peep, this is an enchanting and charming new show designed especially for children aged 2-5 and their families.
A performance especially for 2-4 year olds. Come with us into the sparkling world of White where everything is bright and new. It gleams and dazzles and shines in the night. But someone has to keep it that way and there’s a problem. All anyone can think about in this white world is red… and yellow… and green… and blue… A playful and highly visual new show for very young children and a perfect first time theatre experience. Catherine Wheels is an awardwinning and internationally acclaimed children’s theatre company. “One of Scotland’s top theatre groups for children.” The Scotsman www.catherinewheels.co.uk
Luvhart is magical tale about two very special wind up figurines living inside a magical cuckoo clock. Presented as a visually quirky and whimsical journey through the changing seasons, this is a humourous piece of physical theatre accompanied by live cello exploring what it feels like to be lonely and the importance of friendship. Luvhart has been created as part of the Starcatchers project. Starcatchers Artist in Residence, Sacha Kyle will be creating work for 0-4's in Carnegie Hall and Lochgelly as part of a year -long residency. For more information on the project visit our website www.starcatchers.org.uk
Carnegie Hall’s Festival For Children Children £10 to attend all five events or £3 per event. Adults free – maximum 2 adults per child.
Fri 5 & Sat 6 November, 10.30am £3 CARNEGIE HALL Lemonjelly Productions in Stillmotion in association with Starcatchers present
We Dance, wee groove Think ceilidh meets Franz Ferdinand, mixed in with a bit of Ivor Cutler and Big Country, and if that leaves your head in a spin there is plenty more ahead. Setting the scenes with vibrant projections and inspiring dance moves, our friendly and creative team of dancers will guide you through the musical journey that is We Dance, wee groove. A unique experience to watch, listen, play and explore the four corners of the dance floor with the best dance partner there is, your wee groover. For children aged 6 months – 4 yrs and their grown ups! ‘We Dance wee groove is crammed with all kinds of motivational/developmental stuff that tots thrive on, what makes it a winner is the feel good factor it uncorks across an hour.’ The Herald
Friday 5 November, 1.30pm £3
A beautiful display of sparkle and colour and not a bang to be heard... fireworks for the very young!!!
Tue 2 November, 11.30am £8 ADAM SMITH THEATRE STUDIO
Lemonjelly Productions in association with The Tron present
Poem In October by Robert Forrest
A mug, a muffin & a morning matinee. Inspired by the poetry of Dylan Thomas, this powerful play explores the story of a man haunted by the ghosts of a lost love, a lost youth, a lost life and the ghost of the poet who inspired him the most. Ticket price includes coffee/tea & a muffin – or any other sweet treat you fancy!
Sat 6 November, 7.30pm £10.00 (£8.00) (£4.00 Child)
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Fife Strathspey and Reel Society in the company of Lord and Lady Elgin
Wed 10 Nov – Thur 11 November, 7.00pm CARNEGIE HALL
Doug Scott Himalaya Alpine Style
Tap musical theatre contemporary
Hip-Hop A wonderful evening of traditional music and songs for all the family, with musicians from all over Scotland and guest soprano from Dundee, Collette Ruddy. Fife’s own Betty Cook acts as compere and also introduces Dunnikier Primary School Choir. A warm welcome awaits – come along and have a ‘reel’ good time. Ticket also available from 07733 007750
In this lecture, Doug gets into the heart and soul of mountaineering and will be joined by Gelong Karma Jiga, a senior Buddhist monk and project director of Rokpa Dundee. Doug and Jiga have worked together for the past five years to raise funds for both Community Action Nepal and The Rokpa Trust. Karma Jiga will introduce Doug’s work and will also give a brief overview of the charitable work of the Rokpa Trust throughout the world and in Scotland.
Fiddlers’ Rally in aid of Fife Young Carers
Mon 8 November, 7.00pm £12 (£10)
The Dance Academy’s debut showcase at Carnegie Hall promises a combination of Tap, Jazz, Street, Hip-Hop, Lyrical Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre styles – literally something for everyone! Once in a while a dance school production comes along that creates an impact. This school’s creatively diverse mix of choreographers Louise McLaughlan (Director) and Lynne Evans guarantees a fresh, polished memorable performance!
Thur 11 November ROTHES HALLS £10 (£5) Exhibition 1pm – 10 pm Concert 8.00pm
Arts in Autism Exhibition and Concert
Fri 12 November, 8.00pm Thu 11 – Fri 12 November, 7.15pm CARNEGIE HALL ADAM SMITH THEATRE Sat 13 November, 2.15 pm £12.00 Early bird tickets £10 if booked before 19 Oct £12.00 Early bird tickets £10 if booked before 19 Oct
Fife Opera Double Bill
A wealthy man lies dead surrounded by his grieving family but the tears vanish when they discover he has left everything to a local monastery. Puccini’s one act comedy opera contains one of the best known arias in opera, ‘Oh My Beloved Father’. About 1% of the population has Autism Spectrum Disorder equating to some 660 children and 2,600 adults in Fife. This exhibition and concert highlights the importance of Arts in Autism which can give people in with ASD an outlet to express themselves, building their confidence and increasing recognition of their work.
Gianni Schicci (Puccini) Jokes. Life. And Jokes About Life Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
Cavalleria Rusticana is set at the Easter service in rural Sicily. This tragic piece includes the great ‘Easter Hymn’ chorus. £1.00 Early Bird reduction for bookings before 3 September. Tel. 01333 320597 for tickets.
Alun Cochrane is a no-nonsense comedian who specialises in funny nonsense! Much of his comedy begins simply as something he’s seen in his own life which blossoms into a highly amusing anecdote or a strange flight of fancy. Recent appearances on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Mock the Week confirm his status as one of the ‘must see’ up and coming comedians. “filled with prime laugh-out-loud stupid moments.” ★★★★★ LIST www.aluncochrane.co.uk
Friday 12 November, 8.00pm £20 (£18)
Julian Clary Lord of the Mince
Having already thrilled audiences at over a hundred sell out shows across the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Julian has graciously agreed to extend his Lord of the Mince tour to bring even more joy to the people of Britain this autumn – “I can't stop now – I’m 50. The shame of it! This will be an intimate evening – a celebration, no less, of my twenty-five years in the camp spotlight: how I got there and why I refuse to leave. Come and see me before they put me in a home for tired old knackers.” “Lots of camp smut and double entendres ... Side-splittingly hilarious.” ★★★★ Daily Mirror “Effortlessly amusing... Clary’s genius is to find sexual suggestion where the rest of us wouldn’t think of looking.” Guardian
Sat 13 November, 7.30pm £17.50 (£16.00)
Rudolf Nureyev Russian State Ballet Academy present
Featuring a timeless score from Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake is an absolute classic full of evocative music and beautiful dance. The choreography allows the very best dancers to show just how impressive they can be. Considered by many to be one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, this performance centres on the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil curse. A must for ballet fans of all ages.
Sun 14 November, 7.30pm £22.50
Julian Lloyd Webber Travels with my Cello
Julian Lloyd Webber takes us on a unique musical journey through his amazing career. In words, live performance and video, he explores his collaborations with an extraordinary array of musicians from Ehud Menuhin, Joaquin Rodrigo and Georg Solti to Stephane Grappelli, Elton John and Cleo Laine. With Pam Cowhand at the piano, Julian will play a selection of his favourite pieces interspersed with anecdotes about his musical life.
Thur 18 & Fri 19 November, 7.30pm £5 ROTHES HALLS
Leslie Amateur Dramatic Club present
Thu 18 November, 7.30pm £12.50
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Fri 19 & Sat 20 November, 7.00pm £10 ROTHES HALLS
Andy Kirkpatrick: Jenny Malcolm Dance School Off the Wall Show 2010
a comedy by Jack Popplewell
Detective Superintendent Harry Baxter is plagued by a head cold and two busybodies, a corpse that vanishes and officious office cleaner Mrs Piper, who found it. Trying to glean facts from the overly chatty Mrs P requires all of Baxter’s never large store of tact and patience. Motives for Murder abound... Another classic from the hugely talented members of Leslie Amateur Dramatic Club.
The UK’S only ‘stand-up mountaineer’, Andy Kirkpatrick is a natural performer with talents to rival the top comedy acts in the UK. His inimitable style coupled with his love for all things extreme make for a unique evening of entertainment, with stunning images and footage accompanying his tales of terror from the steep. In ‘Off The Wall’, he charts the last two years of his life with a collection of stories, including climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite with injured serviceman Major Phil Packer, a dramatic rescue from the North Face of the Eiger, a near drowning at Cape Wrath and a trip to Number 10. Strong language 16+ “Entertaining, funny and a bit mental.” ZOO MAGAZINE
Welcome to another show with the talented and dynamic dancers from the Jenny Malcolm Dance School. This year they will be performing to songs from the King of Pop, Michael Jackson and routines from musicals like Dreamgirls, Cabaret and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to name a few, with some really fantastic costumes. There will be over a 100 pupils involved from just 3 years of age right up to 20 years.
Sat 20 November, 8.00pm £14 (£12) CARNEGIE HALL STUDIO
Sat 20 November, 8.00pm Sat 20 November, 8.00pm 8.50 / £7.50 Advance ADAM SMITH THEATRE STUDIO £10 (£8) £9.50 Doors
Chris Stout & Daniel Sloss Hattie Hayridge, Catriona MacKay My Generation Parrot and more Gilded balloon Comedy Club
Award-winning stand-up comic Hattie is one of the true veterans of the original wave of alternative comedians. She’s universally recognised for her role as Holly the computer in Red Dwarf and most recently starred as Lizzie Gillespie in Jonathan Creek. Also appearing this evening is founder member of Scotland’s ground-breaking comedy collective, The Funny Farm, namely Parrot. For hard-hitting, quick-fire comedy, Parrot’s your man. “Hattie reminds me of those James Bond sexy villains. Right when it looks like she’s about to kiss you, Hattie drops a tarantula down your pants.” Mike Wilmot, Time Out
Fresh from starring on BBC TV, Fife’s very own comic prodigy and typical half-man-half-Xbox, hormone-ridden teenager brings his new stand-up show to the Adam Smith after a smash-hit season at the Edinburgh Fringe. “Star of the future… Charming, self-deprecating and genuinely funny.” Time Out
Chris and Catriona not only play as a duo but also as part of Fiddlers Bid and the Chris Stout Quartet. They are two of Scotland’s most exciting and talented players – Chris on fiddle and viola and Catriona on harp. They released a new album together this summer entitled White Nights which they say will be “a musical celebration of Northerness, in particular the light that comes with either the long Shetland summer evenings (the Simmer Dim) or the dramatic light of the islands winters”. Chris and Catriona – Two quite incredible, innovative, dynamic and breath-taking musicians in one amazing and very affordable package. www.chrisstout.co.uk www.catrionamckay.co.uk
Mon 22 – Sat 27 November, 7.15pm Tue 7 – Fri 31 December Sat Mat – 2.30pm ADAM SMITH THEATRE Tickets from £5 Tickets from £11.00 Tuesday 7 December @ 7pm Five Pound Fife – all tickets £5 Kirkcaldy Amateur Operatic Society present
Calamity Jane adapted by Ronald Hanmer and Phil Park from the stage play by Charles K Freeman after Warner Bros film written by James O’Hanlon, lyrics by Paul Francis Webster, music by Sammy Fain This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd
From Wednesday 8 December onwards Adults £10 Children/Conc £8 Family Ticket (Max 2 adults) £30. Group discounts available. Wee Stories and Arts and Theatres Trust Fife present
Jock and the Beanstalk by Iain Johnstone and Andy Cannon
Calam dresses like a man, totes a gun and drives a stagecoach. Well meaning, but disaster-prone, she causes mayhem in the local saloon when she fetches a music-hall star from Chicago to perform in Deadwood. This very funny musical Western has some great famous numbers, including Black Hills of Dakota, Secret Love, Windy City and Deadwood Stage. For early booking: Telephone Mrs C Endeacott 01337 831553
“A re-telling of an old story that bristles with inventiveness, humour and moments of pure magic.” Edinburgh Evening News There are many Jacks but there is only one Jock… Jock is not your traditional hero, but an overgrown, lazy lump of a ‘man-boy’ still living at home with his long suffering mother who has finally reached the end of her tether and shown him the door. Cue a hilarious journey involving a wizard troll, a bad tempered giant and one dafty’s battle with his own digestive system. Jock and the Beanstalk is the previously untold tale of one big numpty, his highland cow and piles upon piles of dung. A filthy, funny, clarty show for everyone aged 5+ and their families. Sponsored by
Tickets available from the Box Office from 2 November.
Wed 8 December – Sat 8 January Tickets from £9.00
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Fri 10 and Sat 11 December, 7.00pm £35 ROTHES HALLS
Kingdom FM Party Nights with Ian and Diane
A Sparkling Family Pantomime This year we are heading off to the East for a sumptuous and exciting exotic adventure, featuring all the ingredients our audiences have come to know and love, as well as a few extra surprises. Book now for this brand new adaptation of the rags-to-riches story from the Adam Smith production team.
Enjoy the Heineken welcome drinks reception, a delicious Christmas meal, great live music from The Right Stuff and fun and games at Fife’s biggest Christmas Parties with the Kingdom FM Breakfast team of Ian and Diane. Early booking essential. Tables are for 10 people. Groups of less than 10 may be required to share a table. A non-refundable deposit of £15.00 per person is required at the time of booking. www.kingdomfm.co.uk
Saturday 11 December, 7.30pm £7/Child up to 12 years £2
Thur 16 – Mon 20 December ROTHES HALLS
Music for Christmas
Glenrothes Choral Society present a selection of Christmas carols and songs old and new, plus Vivaldi’s Gloria
Tickets from £11.50. Group & Family discounts available. Early booking offer if purchased before Sunday 29th August – ALL TICKETS ONLY £10.00
Dunfermline and Strathspey Society
Fiddlers’ Rally The Singing Kettle With guest artist Bruce Davies
Santa’s Fun Factory
Cilla, Artie, Gary and Kevin have joined Santa at his Fun Factory to prepare for his deliveries on Christmas Eve! With loads of “Kettle Openings” bursting with surprises, a sack-full of non-stop singalong favourites and cracking Christmas songs it’s sure to get everyone in the Festive mood. Some lucky children will join in the excitement on stage and there’s even a visit from the “boss man” himself in a white beard and a red suit! A Christmas Medley rounds off a fantastic festive treat. Remember to “dress up for fun in a Santa Hat!
Saturday 15 January, 7.00pm £10 (£8)
Kick start 2011 with a seat at this very popular concert. Experience the sound of massed fiddles in full flight playing traditional Scottish music. Tonight’s special guest is Glenrothes’ own Bruce Davies. Bruce has performed with the Society before and is looking forward to being part of this year’s rally. This is a charity event to raise money to support the important work of Youth 1st which benefits over 5000 young people across Fife.
Open from 10.00am – 5.00pm, Monday to Saturday and accessible by the stairs or lift. Fifespace is an exciting Gallery area in Rothes Halls’ Upper Foyer hosting a changing programme of exhibitions every six weeks including textiles, paintings and photographs. Proposals for new exhibitions are welcome. Please contact Gillian Parsons on 08451 555555 ext 402224.
Glenrothes Art Club Annual Exhibition Monday 30 August – Thursday 7 October Now in it’s 55th year of activity, Glenrothes Art Club continues to provide excellent opportunities for local people to participate in the visual arts. With a membership of over 80, ranging in age from 16 years to 80+ years, the club is thriving, however this local organisation are always on the lookout for new recruits, everyone from absolute beginners to amateur exhibiting artists are welcome to join! The highlight of the art club’s year is the annual exhibition, which has been held in Rothes Halls for many years. The exhibition is a valuable way for the club to promote its work in the community and for individual artists to gain recognition.
Sharmanka Travelling Circus 25 November – 31 December
Glenrothes Now by Alexander Guy 11 October – 20 November ‘Glenrothes Now’ is an exhibition of oil paintings presenting a true, honest, candid, down to earth, visual souvenir of modern and contemporary life in Glenrothes. Townscapes featuring the local vicinity and ‘still lifes’ of familiar and popular shopping and grocery goods bought in Glenrothes will visually combine to form a clear, positive statement embracing life in Glenrothes.
‘Sharmanka’ means ‘Hurdy Gurdy’ in Russian and these fascinating sculptures are the creation of sculptor-mechanic Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director Tatyana Jakovskaya. Once an hour, this magnificent menagerie of recycled metal will spring to life to perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, weaving funny and tragic stories about human life.
Alexander intends that his exhibition will be uplifting, positive and generous, reflecting the spirit of the town and its people.
how to book By far the easiest way to book your tickets is online at our secure website www.attfife.org.uk where you’ll also find full terms and conditions regarding ticket sales. You can phone us or call in person at any of our venues to book tickets for any of our events. Adam Smith Theatre Bennochy Road Kirkcaldy KY1 1ET 01592 583302 Carnegie Hall East Port Dunfermline KY12 7JA 01383 602302 Rothes Halls Kingdom Centre Glenrothes KY7 5NX 01592 611101 The Lochgelly Centre is currently closed for refurbishment and due to re-open in 2011. A full and varied programme of events continues to run throughout a number of venues in Lochgelly. Contact Maria at Lochgelly Library for more information. Tel 01592 583303.
disability-friendly All our buildings are disabled-friendly with ramps, adapted toilets and induction loops. All guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in our theatres and cafés.
eating and drinking We have a café in every venue and all of them are family friendly with high chairs and bottle warming available. We encourage breast feeding and have baby changing facilities in every venue. Our menus cover everything from children’s snacks to coffee and homebaking to lunches, all freshly prepared on the premises. Theatre Café at Adam Smith 10.00 – 2.30, Mon – Sat Tiffany’s at Carnegie Hall 10.00 – 3.30, Mon – Sat Rothes Halls’ Café 9.00 – 3.30, Mon – Sat
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Supported by Fife Council
National Theatre of Scotland Learn in co-production with Arts and Theatres Trust Fife present
99…100 99…100 is a major new community and education project involving hundreds of people from Fife. Using a combination of music, movement, drama, puppetry, photography, art and design, 99…100 explores and tells the stories of Fife.
99… 100’s nine-month programme of creative work includes a series of surprise events across the region. Watch out for some famous faces. The project culminates in three weeks of thrilling theatre events in November 2010, made by – and for – the people of Fife. To find out more visit www.nationaltheatrescotland.com Find us on Facebook. Sponsored by ScottishPower
Presented as part of Celebrating Fife 2010 with funding support from Fife Council
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With support from the Russell Trust