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to our bumper Autumn season packed with treats across our four theatres. Music fans have much to enjoy with Elkie Brooks, Barbara Dickson, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and must-see Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. We have a phenomenal drama season which includes a National Theatre Live Broadcast of Othello and after the success of Teechers, Blackeyed Theatre return with Dracula. Also, put a date in your diary for In Time O’Strife, a National Theatre of Scotland and ON at Fife co-production at Pathhead Hall in Kirkcaldy. If your spirits need a lift we’ve some cracking comedy dramas in the naughty 51 Shades of Maggie and The Vagina Monologues (with an all new cast). Also guaranteed to put a smile on your face is Ardal O’Hanlon plus our hilarious Fife Comedy Circuit.
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There’s children’s shows to suit all age groups, including Totfest, and Visible Fictions’ Friends Electric – look for our Little ON for our full family programme. Let us put a sparkle in your Christmas with our ON at Fife productions! The ever popular family Pantomime at Adam Smith Theatre is The Little Mermaid, starring Billy Mack whilst a brand new adaptation of Pinocchio awaits you at Carnegie Hall. With so much to choose from, you’re sure to find lots to enjoy!
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Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy KY1 1ET Box Office open Mon – Sat, 10am – 5.30pm & later on show nights A lively theatre in the heart of Kirkcaldy welcoming touring drama, comedy and music, Adam Smith is also at the heart of the community, staging family shows for all ages, and home to many local arts groups and classes. With all that and a fantastic café, come in, take a seat, and enjoy! Also home to a digital Cinema with films at a bargain price, £5.50 (conc. £4.50), look out for our ON Screen brochure or website for full cinema listings, featuring blockbusters, independents and family films.
Don’t miss the first ev er Kirkcaldy Film Festiv al 20–22 Sep t!
TUES 27 – THURS 29 AUGUST & TUES 3 – THURS 5 SEPTEMBER 7.30pm I £25, conc. £23
The Lady Boys of Bangkok Glamorous Amorous! Join the festivities in this brand new show for 2013! They’re back, dripping with diamante and sizzling on stage with new songs and side splitting comedy! TUES 10 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £12.50, conc. £10.50, schools & students £5 All tickets £10 if booked by 13 August
London Classic Theatre
Betrayal by Harold Pinter For seven years, Emma has been having an affair with Jerry, a literary agent, and her husband Robert’s best friend. Betrayal begins after the end of the affair, and pursues an intricate, gripping journey back to its very beginning. In a brilliant device, time is turned upside down as the play charts significant events in reverse. A ruthless exploration of the complexity of the human heart, Betrayal is Pinter’s most accessible work, enthralling and provocatively layered. WED 11 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £17.50
Derek Acorah The Eternal Spirits Tour Spend an evening with one of the most famous Spiritualist Mediums of his generation. Voted Britain’s Favourite Medium by prestigious Soul & Spirit Magazine. An evening with Derek Acorah is experimental/investigational. There are no guaranteed or certain results and the show is for the purposes of amusement/entertainment. PAGE 4
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 THURS 12 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10 I Studio
The Occasional Cabaret
The Taking of Zena Charbonne A psychological thriller. Zena Charbonne, wife of Environment Minister, Sir Michael Charbonne, hasn’t wanted for much in life – but she hasn’t achieved much either. Then on a wet Thursday afternoon in February, she is kidnapped. In the embrace of personal oblivion, Zena’s demons line up to be counted. Offered a fantastical choice between the dangerous new, or the safe old, Zena is trapped between two lovers. But, who, ultimately, is calling the shots? And what, really, is real? A blistering mix of performance, video & live music. “Timely, disturbing… the show is impossible to resist. It slices down to the hidden reality of the way we live now, in a way that makes the rest of our theatrical world seem pallid.” The Scotsman (on Apocalypse! 2011) Buy a ticket for Zena Charbonne and snap up a ticket to Des Dillon after (at 9pm) for just £5. See page 14.
SAT 14 SEPTEMBER I 11am I £4.50, conc. £3.50 I Age 3+
Alan in Wonderland and the 3 Goats plus... Booster Cushion Theatre create a magical world for children, with a slice of “Alice in Wonderland” and a generous helping of goats! In this solo show you’ll see a puppet hare jumping, a flying fish tumbling, Alan arranging and re-arranging suitcases, and finding a gigantic concertina book to tell his story, which also doubles up as a picnic table and a bridge.
WED 18 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10, schools £5 Age 14+ (strong language) I All tickets £10 if booked by 21 August
Rapture Theatre in association with The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
The Collection by Mike Cullen
Lawson is the best collector in the business. Operating in the seedy world of debt collection, he is at the top of the “profession”. However, when one of his clients commits suicide, Lawson’s life is shattered irrevocably. As the mystery deepens around the suicide, the noose tightens and the stakes are raised, as Lawson and his colleagues are pushed into a deadly power game from which there can only be one winner. This mysterious play, both funny and shocking, will have audiences on the edge of their seats. Combining the wit and power of Harold Pinter with the gritty milieu of David Mamet, The Collection is one powerful night at the theatre.
Starring High Road legend Jimmy Chisholm PAGE 5
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 WED 25 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10. Schools £5 Age 14+ (strong language) I All tickets £10 if booked by 28 August THE BALL
The Incredible Adventures of See Thru Sam A comedy about life, love and being a total loser. Sam McTannan is a typical 15 year-old, with one exception. Sam is a Superhero! He can literally turn See-Thru when it suits him, only today something is wrong. In Superhero comics they would call it a blip. Sam’s powers are failing him and the people he doesn’t want to see him, start paying him too much attention. With breath-taking animation throughout, this is the story of an ordinary boy whose extraordinary life falls apart after the death of his parents. THURS 26 SEPTEMBER I 7pm I £12.50, conc. £10 I Pre-theatre meals £10
National Theatre Live Broadcast
Othello Othello, newly married to Desdemona – who is half his age – is appointed leader of a major military operation. Iago, passed over for promotion by Othello in favour of the young Cassio, persuades Othello that Cassio and Desdemona are having an affair. In the live screening of this major new production, Olivier Award-winning actor Adrian Lester (Henry V at the National Theatre, BBC’s Hustle) takes the title role. Playing opposite him as the duplicitous Iago is fellow Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (The Last of the Haussmans, James Bond: Skyfall).
FRI 27 SEPTEMBER I 8pm I £13.50, conc. £10
Daniel Sloss Stand-Up After a sell-out Kirkcaldy show in 2012, see this brand new, hilarious show from comedy’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning half-man/half-Xbox. Direct from his 6th consecutive sell-out year at the Edinburgh Fringe and hot on the heels of a massive year of live touring, television appearances and his debut DVD release… book early, or miss out! Daniel will be back at Carnegie Hall on Thur 31 October. “Has them rolling in the aisles.” ★★★★ Scotsman “An immensely gifted stand-up… Happy, original and surreal.” The Skinny PAGE 6
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 FRI 27 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £10, conc. £8.50. Schools £5 All tickets £8.50 if booked by 30 August THE BALL
Educating Ronnie 2012 Fringe First Award Winner. Created by Joe Douglas and Gareth Nicholls, produced by macrobert and Utter. In 2002, Joe went on a gap year trip to Uganda. Amidst the six week blur of safaris, white-water rafting and orphanages, Joe made friends with Ronnie... Ronnie was 16, Joe was 18. They were both the eldest sons of large families. They both supported Manchester United. Six months later, back in Manchester, Joe got a text: “Brother my sponsor has pulled out on me and I want to stay in school. Can you help? Ronnie x”. That text was to change both of their lives and inextricably link them together. This is an astonishing true story performed by Joe himself which explores the murky processes behind bettering one’s self in Uganda. “As thought-provoking as they come.” ★★★★ The Independent Educating Ronnie will also be at Carnegie Hall on Sat 28 September.
SUN 29 SEPTEMBER I 2pm & 4pm I £8 I AGE 4+ The Theatre Café will be open for lunch on Sunday.
Hairy Maclary & Friends ‘Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy.’ Anyone with young children will recognise these immortal words instantly as the opening lines of the book by Lynley Dodd. Featuring many of the characters from the book, like Hercules Morse, as big as a Horse; Bottomley Potts, covered in spots; Schnitzel von Krumm, with the very low tum, and Scarface Claw, the toughest tomcat in town! Along with music, singing and several of your favourite Hairy Maclary stories, this show is a must for the whole family. “This is old-school children’s theatre in all the right ways.” ★★★★ The List “...Hairy Maclary was fab, my nearly 3 year old practically levitated in excitement...” Mums.net “…a vibrant, fun filled show that cleverly brings Lynley Dodd’s much-loved children’s books to life.” Primary Times Hairy Maclary will be back at Carnegie Hall on Sun 13 October. PAGE 7
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 Wee Stories
Hickory and Dickory Dock Once upon a time… that’s the way most good stories begin and this story starts that way too, which is just as well as it is a story all about time. The latest new theatre piece from Wee Stories tells the story of what happens in a remote village when all the clocks go haywire. With original music and puppetry, Hickory and Dickory Dock is a tale of ingenuity, invention and surprises. “Artlessly accomplished mix of crafted narrative, imaginatively detailed staging and uncondescending, versatile performances.” The Herald (on The Sun, the Moon and a boy called River) SUN 6 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £18.50 I Pre-theatre meals £10
Magic of the Beatles The No1 Hits Golden Anniversary Tour Join the Magic of the Beatles live in concert as they play at Adam Smith Theatre 50 years to the day of the Beatles’ visit to Kirkcaldy. She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand and Please Please Me established John, Paul, George and Ringo as chart topping stars in 1963, setting the band on a path to become the biggest selling recording artists in the world. Taking you from their Mop Top roots to the psychedelia of Sgt Pepper and beyond, from Love Me Do to Let It Be. Fantastic costumes, brilliant vocals and incredible musicianship, Come Together in a lavish Magical Musical trip back to Yesterday. www.easytheatres.com MON 7 OCTOBER I 11am I £6.75 I Age 10+ I Studio
One Giant Leap One Giant Leap is an impossible attempt to bring the whole universe into a theatre and into our understanding, using a tennis ball, a wastepaper basket and a dash of theatrical invention Iain Johnstone’s passionate solo performance about the relationship between humanity and the heavens takes us on a spin through the solar system and the history of humanity’s relationship with the heavens – and then back down to Earth. “In its attempts to explain the origins of life, the universe and everything to children as young as 10, One Giant Leap is possibly one of the most ambitious works of children's theatre ever created.” The Telegraph ★★★★ PAGE 8
Illustration by Teresa Flavin
SUN 6 OCTOBER I 1.30pm I £5.50, conc. £4.50 I Age 4+ I Studio
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 THUR 10 & FRI 11 OCTOBER I 7.45pm I £19.50, conc. £18.50 Pre-theatre meals £10
The Vagina Monologues Featuring the feisty Hollie-Jay Bowes (Hollyoaks), TV favourite Terri Dwyer (Hollyoaks, Grange Hill, Loose Women) and national treasure Diane Keen (Doctors, Ruth Rendell Mysteries), Eve Ensler’s hilarious Broadway and West End smash hit is back with this all new, all star cast! An unmissable show for every generation – bring your mum, your best friend, your sister or even your gran – this is the ultimate girls’ night out… trust us! The show was compiled from interviews with women from around the world by Eve Ensler and is a hilariously witty and moving collection of their tales and gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave and thoroughly human stories.
The Vagina Monologues donates a percentage of revenue from ticket sales to V-Day benefiting women’s charities across the world.
“Laugh out loud FUNNY.” The Independent “Heart-stoppingly powerful.” The Scotsman “Eve Ensler’s glorious show is warm, open, exciting, enchanting and hilariously funny! See it even if you haven’t got one.” Sunday Times SAT 12 OCTOBER I 2.30pm I £7.50 I For ages 4 – 104
The Elephant Bridesmaid See page 37 for details
THUR 17 – SAT 19 OCTOBER I 7.30pm; Sat Mat 2.30pm £12.50, conc. £10
ON at Fife Youth Music Theatre
Little Shop of Horrors From the company that brought you Les Miserables and Bugsy Malone comes this brilliant new production. A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon Audrey II grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination. PAGE 9
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 SAT 19 OCTOBER I 10.30am & 1.30pm I £5.50, conc. £4.50 I Age 2 – 4
part of totfest
Full of birdsong and birdhouses, it gleams and dazzles and shines in the night. Two friends look after the birdhouses and make sure the eggs stay safe. The world is bright, ordered and white. But high up in the trees, all is not white. Colour appears. First red… then yellow… then blue… White is a multi-award winning playful, highly visual show for very young children and is a perfect first time theatre experience. “an utter delight no matter what your age.” The Times THURS 24 – SAT 26 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £10
Kirkcaldy Amateur Dramatic Society
Father Ted Go on, go on, GO ON!
If you split your sides watching the TV series you could be rolling in the aisles seeing the hilarious misadventures of the priests of Craggy Island presented for the first time in a Scottish theatre. Go on! Laugh at vain Ted, gormless Dougal, foul-mouthed Jack and the manic Mrs Doyle as they apply their dubious talents... to winning the ‘All Priests Stars in Their Eyes Lookalike Competition’, to polishing off Father Jack’s bequest prematurely and even to mounting a dignified protest against that blasphemous film.
FRI 1 & SAT 2 NOVEMBER I 10am (Fri) & 7.30pm nightly I Age 13+ £12, conc. £10. Schools £7.50 I All tickets £10 if booked by 4 October Pre-theatre meals £10
Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park presents the world premiere of
Dracula by Bram Stoker “I can give you your forbidden, secret desire – the soft bitter touch of my kiss, the surrender, the chance to live and love for ever.” The year is 1897. Mankind is on the cusp of vast technological change and scientific mastery. Poised between traditional beliefs, the threat of the unknown and the shock of the new world, an altogether darker fear is emerging. Adapted by John Ginman, this brilliant, theatrical treatment of Bram Stoker’s adventure blends Victorian Gothic with the Contemporary, drawing eclectically on a wide range of forms of popular entertainment that were established or emerging at the time. With specially commissioned live music, powerful ensemble performances and innovative design, Blackeyed Theatre’s Dracula promises an exciting and thought-provoking theatrical experience. PAGE 10
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 SUN 3 NOVEMBER I 7pm I £10, conc. £8
Fife Strathspey and Reel Society With guest artiste Maggie Adamson, a fine Shetland fiddle player, expect a mixture of traditional Scottish music with some sing-along waltzes. Fife Strathspey and Reel Society play to raise money for Home Start, a charity that helps local families with young children who have had a difficult start in life. Compere for the evening is special guest Jimmy MacColl, from The Beech Grove Garden. THURS 7 – SAT 9 NOVEMBER I Thurs & Fri 7.15pm; Sat 2.15pm £14, conc. £12. Child £7
Fife Opera Fife Opera presents two staged operas in one: Puccini’s Suor Angelica is the story of a nun exiled by her family with a secret cruelly revealed by a stranger who visits the convent. Pagliacci by Leoncavallo, made famous by Richard Tauber, is a tale of jealousy and murder amongst a troop of travelling player clowns. The short operas different in character and style combine to promise an incredible evening’s entertainment
MON 11 NOVEMBER I 7.30pm I £25, VIP package £55
Raith Rovers Hall of Fame 2013 The doors to Raith Rovers' Hall of Fame open again in 2013 – after a completely sold-out inaugural event last year. The first ever live show was a glittering affair which featured a who's who of Scottish football, with guests including Gordon Strachan, Archie McPherson, Billy McNeill and inductees featured Jimmy Nicholl, Gordon Dalziel, and Iain Davidson as well as the legendary Jim Baxter. For 2013, more Rovers legends will be inducted, and even more big names are promised on stage for what’s set to be a great night of football chat and entertainment. The Hall of Fame was THE live show for all football fans in 2012 – so early booking is essential! PAGE 11
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 THURS 14 NOVEMBER I 8pm I £15 I Age 18+
Craig Campbell’s Thrilling Mic Hunt! Internationally acclaimed Canadian stand-up Craig Campbell brings his highly anticipated new live show to Adam Smith Theatre. Craig has supported Frankie Boyle on his last two sell-out national tours, has performed smokin’ sets on Dave’s One Night Stand (DAVE), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC Three), and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), and has more recently toured the critically acclaimed 2012 Edinburgh show ‘Return of the Lumberjacks’ alongside fellow Canadians; Stewart Francis and Glenn Wool. “Bringing a tale to life like a young Billy Connolly.” Edinburgh Evening News “One of the most skilled storytellers and jokesmiths on the circuit.” Chortle FRI 15 NOVEMBER I 8pm I £20, conc. £18 I Age 14+ Pre-theatre meals £10
Ardal O’Hanlon Father Ted star, Ardal O’Hanlon, presents his latest stand-up show for 2013. Lurking beneath Ardal’s mild-mannered demeanour resides a sharp and probing (and fairly mild-mannered) comic brain. Sometimes thoughtful, sometimes silly, but always punchy, he has tickled audiences all over the world. In a comprehensive set, he talks about not just the things that matter, but also about the things that don’t matter at all, which covers pretty much everything! “Charm, intelligence and fabulous phrase-making.” The Guardian
MON 18 – SAT 23 NOVEMBER I 7.15pm nightly with Sat Mat 2.30pm £13 Tue – Sat Eve; £11 Mon & Sat Mat
Kirkcaldy Amateur Operatic Society
The Witches of Eastwick In the small New England town of Eastwick, Rhode Island, live three unhappy divorcees (our not-so-wicked witches) – Alexandra Spofford, Jane Smart and Sukie Rougemont. One stormy night, over a heady brew of brownies and weak martinis, they wish for their perfect man, and as if by magic, sweeping into town atop a swathe of gossip, comes charismatic newcomer Darryl Van Horne with his devilish demeanour. PAGE 12
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER 2013 – SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 2014
A Splashtastic Family Pantomime
Join us “under the sea” for a stunning pantomime extravaganza that guarantees to make a huge splash – an all new version of Hans Christian Anderson’s popular fairy tale – The Little Mermaid. Dive into one of the most magical pantomimes of all time and join our fun loving and mischievous mermaid as she sets sail on the adventure of a lifetime. Overflowing with marvellous music, stunning sets, spectacular costumes and of course lashings of laughs, The Little Mermaid promises to be lots of fun for the whole family this Christmas.
DECEMBER Friday 6 Saturday 7
High Teas Join us at our Theatre Café Bar for a delicious meal for only £10. Pre-booking at Box Office is essential and meals are available for any evening performance date.
Adults £14.50, Children and concessions £11
Family Ticket 4 seats £45.00 (Max 2 Adults)
Party Bookings 10% off for parties of 20 and over (Excludes Saturdays, Sale Nights & Adult Party Night)
JANUARY Friday 3
Sale Nights All Seats £10.00 Panto Party Night Friday 10th January All Seats £16.50 Strictly Adults Only! Sign Language Interpreted Performance on Sat 4 Jan 7pm
Friday 10 Saturday 11
Don't miss Fife's favourite Dame! Billy Mack returns as Dame Coral Reef in this treasure chest of treats that is absolutely not to be missed.
FIFE COMEDY CIRCUIT
Catch our three hilarious comedy acts when they perform at a venue near you. Sit back, unwind and lift your spirits at these informal comedy sessions. TUES 10 SEPT I CARNEGIE HALL I 8pm I Studio WED 11 SEPT I ROTHES HALLS I 8pm I Studio THURS 12 SEPT I ADAM SMITH THEATRE I 9pm I Café Bar £12, conc. £10. All tickets £10 if booked by 13 August
Des Dillon Storyteller Des Dillon, writer and director of hit shows Singin’ I’m No a Billy He’s A Tim and Six Black Candles, brings his own style of comedy back to Fife, but this time he is taking centre stage and is the one in the spotlight. Come and hear one of Scotland’s top comedy writers in a night of warm, self-deprecating and incident-laden storytelling. In a fine Billy Connelly meandering style, Dillon’s stand up is both eye-wateringly funny and bizarrely touching, but not literally. TUES 1 OCT I CARNEGIE HALL I 8pm I Studio WED 2 OCT I ADAM SMITH THEATRE I 8pm I Beveridge Suite THURS 3 OCT I ROTHES HALLS I 8pm I Studio £12, conc. £10. All tickets £9 if booked by 3 September
Vikki Stone After her smash hit, sell-out Edinburgh show, comedian, singer and musician Vikki Stone embarks on her debut UK tour. Expect an explosive show full of hilarious stand-up, songs, and silliness! As seen on ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here... Now, ITV1’s This Morning and That Sunday Night Show, BBC3’s Britain In Bed and Most Annoying People. “Super funny new girl on the block.” The Sun “The audience were almost crying with laughter.” The Guardian “Hilarious and brilliant.” Heat ★★★★Scotsman ★★★★Sunday Herald ★★★★★Three Weeks ★★★★★Scotsgay TUES 15 OCT I CARNEGIE HALL I 8pm I Studio WED 16 OCT I ADAM SMITH THEATRE I 8pm I Beveridge Suite THURS 17 OCT I ROTHES HALLS I 8pm I Studio £12, conc. £10. All tickets £9 if booked by 17 September
Morgan & West Time Travelling Magicians Great Scott! Victorian magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! No future is left unseen and no timeline left unaltered as this pair of temporal tricksters bring a show brimming over with baffling magic, unparalleled precognitive powers and a totally genuine ability to travel through time. “Your spirits will be raised immeasurably by this delightful, family-friendly show. Simply spiffing!” Three Weeks “I can’t recall the last time my awe was so thoroughly struck.” The Scotsman PAGE 14
East Port, Dunfermline KY12 7JA Box Office open Mon – Sat, 10am – 5.30pm & 1 hour before performances.
With a lovely art deco auditorium, Carnegie Hall welcomes you in style. Our packed live music programme brings you top class acts on stage and more intimate acoustic offerings in Tiffany’s restaurant bar. We programme and create inspiring new theatre for children as well as quality drama and comedy for the adults! Situated at the heart of Dunfermline, we’re also home to many local arts groups and host classes in the adjacent Music Institute. So you can get involved, enjoy the shows, hire the venue or simply eat & drink in stylish surrounds! SAT 31 AUGUST & SUN 1 SEPTEMBER I 12pm & 3pm £11.50 I Family of four £42 I groups 10+ £9.50 Parent & babe in arms (12 months) £13.50 Tiffany’s will be open for lunch on Saturday and Sunday.
The Singing Kettle Rumble in the Jungle Anya, Gary and Kevin set off on their greatest ever adventure – deep into the undergrowth for Rumble in the Jungle. Packed with Singing Kettle favourites – Leap Frog, Do Your Ears Hang Low, Friends Like You and Bear Hunt. Bonzo the Dog causes pandemonium with his mischievous monkeying around causing roars of laughter. This non-stop, totally awesome safari adventure is a festival of fun for girls and boys of all ages. Remember – come dressed as your favourite wild animal to sing along with the sounds of the jungle! WED 4 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £10, conc. £8
Isosceles in association with Useful Idiots present
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde “All human beings are commingled out of good and evil … Edward Hyde alone, in the ranks of mankind, was PURE EVIL.” An experiment to separate virtue from wickedness in his own nature results in the respectable Dr. Jekyll releasing the demon within: a malevolent force which will eventually possess his body and soul. Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story has captivated and fascinated the world for more than a hundred years… perhaps because a Mr. Hyde lurks deep within us all, watching… and waiting… “A good, vivid, popular version of a great story, told with notable passion.” The Scotsman
www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 FRI 6 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10, child £5
Dunfermline Gilbert and Sullivan Society
Ballads, Songs & Snatches Dunfermline Gilbert and Sullivan Society present an evening of music from the wonderful operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan. There will be songs, melodies and choruses from many of the Savoy Operas, with a smattering of contemporary works by other late Victorian composers.
SUN 8 SEPTEMBER I 8pm I £12, conc. £10 Our popular pasta with a glass of house wine combo will be available in Tiffany’s from 7pm for only £7.95
Pete Clark with Ron Shaw The “Niel Gow Duo” Named after the legendary 18th century fiddler and composer Niel Gow, Pete Clark (violin) and Ron Shaw (cello) present a varied programme of Scottish music spanning the centuries. From beautiful and elegant airs to lively and exuberant strathspeys, jigs and reels, their repertoire includes the ‘greats’ of Scottish fiddle music; Nathaniel Gow, William Marshall and Scott Skinner. Both highly experienced and professional musicians, Pete and Ron specialise in acoustic performances in a distinctively Scottish style which is ideally suited for the intimate setting of Tiffanys.
WED 11 – SAT 14 SEPTEMBER Wed – Fri 11am & 2.30pm; Sat 2.30pm & 7pm £10, conc. £8 I Age 16+ (strong language and adult themes)
Presented by Pachamama Productions and Richard Jordan Productions in association with Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Roadkill Roadkill begins on a bus with 25 audience members accompanying 13-year-old Mary and her “Auntie” to Mary’s new “home”, a benign looking apartment. Having just arrived from Nigeria with the hopes of learning English and one day landing a good job, Mary’s excited, bubbly chatter peppers the ride... Completely sold-out in Edinburgh, Paris, London, and Glasgow, Cora Bissett’s critically acclaimed, explosive Roadkill thrusts audiences into the brutal, complex, and hidden world of human trafficking (based on the real experiences of women trafficked to the west). Roadkill is the only production in Edinburgh Fringe history to win every major theatre award. THE TIMES★★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN★★★★★ THE HERALD★★★★★ THE METRO★★★★★ THE GUARDIAN★★★★★ PAGE 16
www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 THURS 12 SEPTEMBER I 8pm I £12.50
Kieran Goss Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss’s music has won him fans across the globe. If his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend, and on stage is where Kieran really shines. This is a rare chance to see Kieran performing live and solo. Don’t miss it! “One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from Heaven.” Time Out SUN 15 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm £14, conc. £12. U-16 and other concs. £5 Pre-theatre Meals £10
Scottish Chamber Orchestra The world-renowned Scottish Chamber Orchestra makes a welcomed return to Carnegie Hall this September with SCO Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen and SCO Principal Horn Alec Frank-Gemmill. Programme: Beethoven Overture, Coriolanus Kodály Summer Evening Strauss Horn Concerto No 1 Beethoven Symphony No 4 "Whenever the SCO is reunited with Swensen something magical always happens.” The Scotsman THURS 19 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm £13, conc. £11 I Season £52, conc. £44 Pre-theatre meals £10
Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Scottish Marines The amazingly talented musicians of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland present their popular series of 5 Carnegie Hall concerts. Each night promises a wonderfully colourful show, with 45 Royal Marines Bandsmen on stage and featuring the traditional stirring selection of traditional military music. Subsequent RM Band Concert dates for the season: Thurs 17 Oct, Thurs 14 Nov 2013. Thurs 23 Jan, Thurs 6 Mar 2014. PAGE 17
www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 THURS 26 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £25 I Pre theatre meals £10
Elkie Brooks Live in Concert Elkie Brooks is quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Now in the fifth decade of her career, she is still proving to be one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our generation. With numerous hit singles including Pearl’s A Singer, Lilac Wine, Sunshine After The Rain, Don’t Cry Out Loud & Fool (If You Think It’s Over), million selling albums and awards, her annual tours are a treat for fans old and new. Performing a selection of classic blues and jazz hits, an electric evening with Elkie is guaranteed to leave you begging for more. 2012 saw the release of Elkie’s much anticipated autobiography Finding My Voice and a re-release of her highly acclaimed album Powerless. Elkie is a stunning performer and whatever she does, she does it best live. Don't miss this chance to see a truly great artist in action. “Still One Of The Great British Voices” The Guardian
FRI 27 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £19, conc. £14 I Family (4) £60 Pre-theatre meals £10
Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Thundering rhythms on huge Taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography with inventive lighting, muscular synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic martial imagery & infectious belly laugh humour – all in a spellbinding display of sheer athleticism. Feel the energy & experience the power of this unique performance. As the most successful touring Taiko drum group on this continent, Mugenkyo have developed a spectacular passionate style with music for the soul, fusing the traditional spirit with a contemporary look & sound, creating a modern stage performance that has captivated audiences all around the world. www.taiko.co.uk “Just when you think it could not get any more powerful, it doubles in intensity. This show is not one to be missed.” ★★★★★Edinburgh Evening News PAGE 18
www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 SAT 28 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £15, conc. £12 All tickets £13 if booked by 31 August
Brought up immersed in the musical traditions and culture of the Gaels, both Scots and Irish, Dick Gaughan has been a professional musician and singer since the early 70s. He was an early member of the Boys of the Lough and the now legendary Scottish folk-rock band, Five Hand Reel as well as the Scottish super-group of the 90s, Clan Alba. In December 2009, Dick was honoured by being inducted into the Scots Trad Music Hall of Fame and he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC Radio 2’s annual Folk Awards ceremony. SAT 28 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £10, conc. £8.50. Schools £5 All tickets £8.50 if booked by 31 August
See page 7 for full details
FRI 4 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £18.50, conc. £17 Pre-theatre meals £10
A Vision of Elvis Rob Kingsley A Vision of Elvis is now accepted as one of the world’s leading touring Elvis productions. The show celebrates all the music of Elvis Presley from Sun Studios through to the ‘68 Comeback with the finale being the Concert Years proving to be an engaging and authentic experience. Fresh from a smash hit tour of Europe, A Vision of Elvis returns to the UK to bring Elvis fans old and new an incredible night of music and nostagia. Rob Kingsley has the total package – the look... the sound... the charisma… the moves, and together with his spectacular live band, this show leaves the audience in no doubt that they are witnessing a truly accurate Elvis show. So, if you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by some of the best music around, A Vision of Elvis is definitely for you! PAGE 19
www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302
WED 9 OCTOBER I 8pm I £12, conc. £10 Our popular pasta with a glass of house wine combo will be available in Tiffany’s from 7pm for only £7.95
Fraser Spiers & Eddie Walker Eddie Walker is considered one of the great guitar pickers of his generation and has enjoyed a hugely successful partnership with John James in Carolina Shout alongside his solo career. Fraser Spiers is now recognised internationally as a master of the harmonica thanks to touring spells with Carol Kidd’s Band, Tam White’s Shoestring Band and Paolo Nutini. Between them they have graced hundreds of albums, performed at Festivals and broadcast on television and radio for the past thirty years and now perform a blend of blues, folk blues, country and old time. THURS 10 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10 All tickets £10 if booked by 11 September
White Stag Theatre Company
Linwood No More The year is 2000. As the new millennium dawns, a homeless alcoholic awakens to reflect on the events that have changed his life. Recalling his first day at the Rootes car factory in Scotland, the audience is taken on a nostalgic, humourous, and often harrowing journey through his life in the town of Linwood, and the factory that is no more. On May 2, 1963, the Duke of Edinburgh drove the first completed vehicle out of the Rootes production line near Linwood, Renfrewshire. It was the first of about half a million made at the factory, which changed hands three times before its demise and eventual closure in 1981. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of Scotland’s most famous motor car and this hard-hitting drama focuses on one worker from the factory and what happens to him after redundancy. FRI 11 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £16.50, conc. £15 I Pre-theatre meals £10
Tony Jacobs and Friends A Swell Party A fantastic new show celebrating the genius of some of the greatest songwriters and performers of all time, including George Gershwin, Bing Crosby, Rodgers and Hart, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Louis Armstrong, Doris Day and many others! Singer and trumpet-player, Tony Jacobs is one of the country’s most entertaining performers, with an exceptional repertoire of swing and popular music from the ‘20s – ‘50s. The show celebrates the music and performers of the era with fascinating, and sometimes hilarious anecdotes, including highlights from his successful shows – The Sinatra Years, The Gershwin Years and Let's Face The Music. PAGE 20
www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 SAT 12 OCTOBER I 10.30am & 1.30pm I £5.50, conc. £4.50 Age 7+ I Tiffany’s
Visible Fictions in association with Platform presents
Friends Electric Sometimes it takes something extraordinary to show you what it means to be human. Sometimes you have to forget what you know and trust the gut feeling in your belly. Friends Electric is a magical story about a spark of connection igniting between a human (you) and a robot (like you?). Discover what makes you human, how our hearts can take over our brains and how our brains can do amazing things. Also ON across Fife in October Fri 18 Rosyth Library Mon 21 Kirkcaldy Galleries Tue 22 Cowdenbeath Library Wed 23 Oakley Library Thur 24 Kelty Library Fri 25 Lochgelly Centre
1.30pm 10.30am 10.30am 3.30pm 6.30pm 10.30am & 1.30pm
SAT 12 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £13.50, conc. £12
Craig Hill Tartan About! Kilty as charged!!! Hot on the heels of last year’s hysterically funny, sold out national tour, don’t miss the chance to see Scotland’s favourite Craig Hill’s new show Tartan About! – live and unleashed! The Scotsman said that “Hill live is a revelation” and we couldn’t agree more. This is a wickedly delicious evening of pure, unadulterated fun “Funny as hell.” Scotland on Sunday “High-octane… Irresistible… A laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end… A cracking show!” The List “Class. Risque, rib-tickling and absolutely screaming from the rafters… Absolutely hilarious!” Evening News Can’t make this date? Craig will be back in the New Year on Fri 25 Jan at Adam Smith Theatre PAGE 21
www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 SUN 13 OCTOBER I 2pm & 4pm I £8 I Tiffany’s will be open for Lunch
Hairy Maclary & Friends See page 7 SAT 19 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10 All tickets £10 if booked by 21 September
Jack The Ripper
Trevor Marriott is a retired British Police murder squad detective, and leading Ripper expert. Since 2002 he has been conducting a cold case investigation into The Whitechapel Murders of 1888, which were attributed to a fearsome killer who came to be known as Jack the Ripper. This show contains some images of a graphic and disturbing nature. However adequate warning will be given when these will be shown to avoid any alarm and distress in the audience.
For the past 125 years this mystery has captivated the imagination of people worldwide, still doing so to this day. Marriott presents his startling results which have now completely dispelled many of the original theories. His one-man show is packed with original crime scene photographs from 1888, of the victims and suspects, together with many other original photographs relative to the murders...
SUN 20 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £18.50 I Pre-theatre meals £10
Dominic Kirwan My Ireland! About to celebrate 25 years on the road next year, Omagh man Dominic brings his My Ireland show to Fife. A vibrant mix of classic country, a hint of rock and roll, a sprinkling of a ballad, a touch of a standard with just a spot of an inspirational classic and you have all the ingredients for a memorable night out. Dominic will pay tribute to the legends of Irish entertainment with songs from Brendan Bowyer, Dickie Rock and the man himself Joe Dolan. The Dominic Kirwan My Ireland show will offer audiences young and old a wonderful night of entertainment. MON 21 OCTOBER I 2pm & 7.30pm I £10
Old Dunfermline shows have proven immensely popular in Carnegie Hall over the past few years. Combining slides and film footage, they have taken sell-out audiences on a nostalgic trip back in time to see how ‘The Auld Grey Toun’ of Dunfermline has changed over the past hundred years. A new selection of archive film and images has been put together for this latest show which will take people on another colourful and entertaining journey into the past.
www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 WED 23 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £10.50, conc. £8.50 All tickets £8 if booked by 25 September
Towns End Productions
We Will Be Free!
The Tolpuddle Martyrs Story A new play by Neil Gore Towns End Productions present a new drama set in 1834 about the Tolpuddle Martyrs, following the extraordinary true story of George and Betsy Loveless. He was a Methodist preacher and the leader of the six Dorsetshire farm labourers who were tried, convicted and condemned to harsh transportation, for having the temerity to swear a secret oath and form a union to fight against a succession of wage cuts inflicted by the local landowner. This vitally important story is told using the entertaining theatrical style developed through the production of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists; through Andy Vine's powerful political cartoons and animation; through puppetry and the exquisite musical arrangements by revered folk singer and squeezebox player John Kirkpatrick, of the songs and rallying hymns of the Dorset labouring classes that resound down the years. THURS 24 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £16.50 I Pre-theatre meals £10
The Karpenters Beautiful music, fond memories, and nostalgic moments – it really is all about Yesterday Once More. Richard and Karen Carpenter set a new standard of music in the 1970s, when The Carpenters enjoyed unrivalled chart success and became established favourites all over the world. Their music is rich, distinctive, and timeless. Now, Laurie Briggs and Jason Scott as The Karpenters recreate the music and the magic of those times. Together with their band, they perform all the wonderful songs The Carpenters made so famous, including There’s a Kind of Hush, Goodbye to Love, I Won’t Last a Day and Close to You plus many more. MON 28 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £12
Trails & Climbs for Television Scottish climber and broadcaster Cameron McNeish and film maker Richard Else present a multi-media show, Trails and Climbs for Television, which covers some of the material that Cameron has put together for the BBC such as The Edge – 100 years of Scottish Mountaineering, Wilderness Walks, The Sutherland Trail and The Skye Trail. He will also include some background to the making of the live climbing extravaganza from BBC Scotland, The Great Climb, from the Isle of Harris when Dave MacLeod and Tim Emmett made a new ascent up the great overhang of the Sron. PAGE 23
at a glance SEPTEMBER Sun 8 Sun 8 Tues 10 Tues 10 – Thurs 12 Tues 10 Wed 11 Wed 11 – Sat 14 Thurs 12 Thurs 12 Thurs 12 Fri 13 & Sat 14 Sat 14 Sun 15 Wed 18 Thurs 19 Thurs 19 Fri 20 Fri 20 – Sun 22 Tues 24 – Sat 28 Wed 25 Thurs 26 Thurs 26 Fri 27 Fri 27 Fri 27 Sat 28 Sat 28 Sat 28 Sun 29
12 noon – 4pm 8pm 7.30pm 8pm (Thurs 9pm) 2pm 7.30pm Various 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm Fri 7pm, Sat 1pm & 7pm 11am 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm Various 7.30pm & Sat Mat 2.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 8am – 8pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 2pm & 4pm
Kingdom FM Wedding Fayre Pete Clark with Ron Shaw LCT present Betrayal by Harold Pinter Fife Comedy Circuit – Des Dillon – Storyteller Tea Dance to benefit Maggie’s Kirkcaldy Derek Acorah Roadkill The Taking of Zena Charbonne Kieran Goss Masters Of The House Zodiac and Zee DC Schools of Dance Alan In Wonderland and the 3 Goats plus... Scottish Chamber Orchestra Rapture Theatre – The Collection Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Scottish Marines Jive Aces – The ‘King of the Swingers’ Tour An Evening of Dirty Dancing Kirkcaldy Film festival GAMA – Curtains The Incredible Adventures of See Thru Sam NT Live – Othello Elkie Brooks – Live in Concert Daniel Sloss Educating Ronnie Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Fife Brass Band Competition Dick Gaughan Educating Ronnie Hairy Maclary & Friends
Adam Smith Theatre Tiffany’s, Carnegie Hall Adam Smith Theatre Various Lochgelly Centre Adam Smith Theatre Carnegie Hall Adam Smith Theatre Carnegie Hall Rothes Halls Lochgelly Centre Adam Smith Theatre Carnegie Hall Adam Smith Theatre Carnegie Hall Rothes Halls Rothes Halls Adam Smith Theatre Rothes Halls Adam Smith Theatre Adam Smith Theatre Carnegie Hall Adam Smith Theatre Adam Smith Theatre Carnegie Hall Adam Smith Theatre Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Adam Smith Theatre
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Various Carnegie Hall Rothes Halls Pathead Hall, Kirkcaldy Rothes Halls Carnegie Hall Rothes Halls Adam Smith Theatre Adam Smith Theatre Adam Smith Theatre Lochgelly Centre Tiffany's, Carnegie Hall Adam Smith Theatre Carnegie Hall Rothes Halls Carnegie Hall Adam Smith Theatre & Rothes Halls Tiffany’s, Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Rothes Halls Carnegie Hall
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Fife Comedy Circuit – Vikki Stone Royal Scottish Geographical Society The Drifters National Theatre of Scotland – In Time O’ Strife From The Jam: All Mod Cons Live A Vision of Elvis – Rob Kingsley The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Hickory & Dickory Dock Magic of The Beatles One Giant Leap Helen Shapiro Gospel Outreach Fraser Spiers & Eddie Walker The Vagina Monologues Linwood No More Gilded Balloon – Kiss Me Honey Honey Tony Jacobs and Friends – A Swell Party The Elephant Bridesmaid Visible Fictions – Friends Electric Craig Hill – Tartan About! Reel Rock World Tour Hairy Maclary & Friends Fife Comedy Circuit Morgan & West – Time Travelling Magicians Who’s Been Sitting In My Chair? Band of Her Majesty's Royal Scottish Marines ON at Fife Youth Music Theatre Little Shop of Horrors The Snail And The Whale An Evening with Charlie Landsborough Catherine Wheels – White Jack The Ripper Buddy and the Killer
Adam Smith Theatre Lochgelly Centre Rothes Halls Adam Smith Theatre Carnegie Hall Rothes Halls
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Dominic Kirwan – My Ireland Dunfermline Arts Guild Barrowland Ballet – Tiger Tale Old Dunfermline Ha Ha Holmes! Starring Joe Pasquale ‘We will Be Free’ The Tolpuddle Martyrs Story K.A.D.S – Father Ted The Karpenters Barbara Dickson Couldn’t Care Less Crossford Music Group Dancing Queen Stages Dance School Trails & Climbs for Television Scottish Opera – Rodelinda James Yorkston, Jon Thorne & Suhail Yusuf Khan Daniel Sloss Russian Ballet – State Ballet Academy of Minsk The Nutcracker
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7.30pm 7pm & Sat Mat 2pm Fri 10am & 7.30pm, Sat 7.30pm Sat 7.30pm, Mon 10.30am 7pm 7.30pm 7.15pm & Sat mat 2.15pm 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm & Sat Mat 2.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 8pm 7.30pm 8pm 7pm 5.30pm 7.30pm 7.15pm & Sat mat 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm Sun 2pm, Mon 10.30am & 1.30pm 7.30pm Fri 29 Nov – Tues 24 Dec Various
Drever McGuire Young Dance Academy 2013 Blackeyed Theatre – Dracula Icarus Theatre Collective – Othello Fife Strathspey & Reel Society Royal Scottish Geographical Society Fife Opera Cat’s Club The Shakespeare Schools Festival The Bon Jovi Experience Leslie Amateur Dramatic Club – ‘Allo ’Allo For Those About To Rock Catherine Wheels – Lifeboat BalletBoyz® The Talent 2013 Raith Rovers Hall of Fame 2013 An Evening with Paula O’Brien Craig Campbell: Thrilling Mic Hunt Band of Her Majesty’s Scottish Royal Marines Ardal O’Hanlon Jenny Malcolm Dance School Professional Wrestling Dunfermline Arts Guild K.A.O.S. – The Witches of Eastwick 51 Shades Of Maggie The Blueswater – Blues! Steve Steinman’s Vampire Rock What The Ladybird Heard Solid Gold Country Legends Pinocchio
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Cowdenbeath Community Theatre – Peter Pan Kingdom Singers The Singing Kettle – Christmas Wishing Well Scottish Opera – Platypus in Boots The Little Mermaid Glenrothes Theatre Company – The Sleeping Beauty Jai McDowall bel Canto Christmas Concert Kingdom FM Party Night Love 2 Dance Show Dunfermline Arts Guild Buddy Holly and the Cricketers Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook Noel Noel – The Sound Of Christmas Gala Christmas Concert Christmas Crooners
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www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 TUES 29 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £14 I Under 26s £5 I Sung in English All tickets £12 if booked by 1 October I Pre-theatre meals £10
Scottish Opera present a new production of Handel’s
Against a backdrop of faded Baroque grandeur, a cast of very contemporary characters tell a compelling tale of tyranny, love and the corrupting nature of power. Bertarido, King of Lombardy, has been defeated in battle and his enemy Grimoaldo has seized his throne. Bertarido’s queen, Rodelinda, mourns bitterly, little knowing that her husband is feigning death in order to exact revenge. Alone in a world of ruthless Machiavellian intrigue, she agrees to marry Grimoaldo. Distraught, Bertarido dismisses her as faithless, but allegiances change in the flick of a knife, and nothing is ever quite what it seems. Three instrumentalists accompany – on harpsichord, violin and cello – giving a strong flavour of the orchestra that Handel originally wrote for. The sensuous score is full of fragility, beauty and darkness, contrasting moments of frantic energy with those of exquisite stillness, reflecting the human passions at its core. Supported by The Alexander Gibson Circle and Eda, Lady Jardine Charitable Trust
WED 30 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10 All tickets £10 if booked by 2 October THE BALL
James Yorkston, Jon Thorne, Suhail Yusuf Khan with support from Lisa O’Neill “Think Fife Vs Manchester Vs Calcutta and you may be somewhere close.” Bob Agnews, Fence Records. In 2012, Dewar's hosted an experiment. Musicians from India and the UK were placed in a makeshift recording studio in Edinburgh, for a week, asked to come up with an album of original songs. King Creosote, Suhail Yusuf Khan, The Pictish Trail, Slow Club, Found, James Yorkston, Raghu Dixit and others came and went, collaborating and creating with those that they met. The results were rather special. In the spirit of that album, three of those acts are on tour together for the first time, playing as a trio and performing a semi-improvised mix of traditional music from India and the UK/Ireland, alongside their own compositions. THURS 31 OCTOBER I 8pm I £13.50, conc. £10
Daniel Sloss PAGE 26
For more details see page 6
www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 FRI 1 NOVEMBER I 7.30pm I £12.50, conc. £10
Drever McGuire Young Drever McGuire Young came together in early 2012. Ivan Drever had worked with and known Frankie McGuire for a number of years, meeting Rich Young at a folk club in Scotland where they played together for the first time. An exciting and eclectic sound, their music encompasses a huge variety of influences from their individual backgrounds. The show will feature a showcase of tracks from their debut album, Gift at the Crown. SAT 2 & MON 4 NOVEMBER I Sat 7.30pm; Mon 10.30am I £12, conc. £10 All tickets £10 if booked by 7 October I Pre-theatre meals £10
Icarus Theatre Collective & King’s Theatre, Southsea
A tempestuous journey from scandal and intrigue to lust and vengeance. Othello is a legend in his own lifetime: noble, brave, victorious. Honest Iago fuels his venom with malignance and hateful contempt. Othello’s world is brought vividly to life as a live string quartet and stunning ensemble cast combine with some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters. A dangerous tale of ambition, jealousy and love unfurls as Shakespeare’s classic tale of deception hurtles to its dramatic and poignant conclusion.
THURS 7 NOVEMBER I 7.30pm I £10, conc. £8
Cat’s Club Cat’s Club is led by critically acclaimed singer Cathie Rae and features Scotland’s finest jazz musicians, including two award winners; Graeme Stephen on guitar, Paul Harrison on piano/organ with the technically gifted Brazilian bassist Mario Caribe and multi-talented drummer, Stu Ritchie. Previewing songs from their latest release, Lucky, Cathie’s music has been described as reminiscent of Nina Simone and Bill Withers. Cathie Rae is from Scotland’s biggest jazz dynasties, so you can expect a nod towards the great jazz tradition too. “Superlative Scottish jazz collaboration. Very special indeed.” Musician Magazine “…intimately sounding and elegantly thought-through.” Scotland on Sunday
www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 SAT 9 NOVEMBER I 7.30pm I £18
For Those About To Rock Livewire present their unique six man tribute to rock's greatest band AC/DC, complete with trademark cannons, a wall of Marshalls and two hours of High Voltage Rock and Roll. And in AC/DC's fortieth year, LiveWire cover both eras with Bon Scott and Brian Johnson. Watch out for a truly amazing two hour portrayal of the duck-walking, bedevilled Rock and Roll legend Angus Young. If you’re still standing after that, The ZZ Tops will bring on fiesta time! So put on those cheap sunglasses and get down to the Hot Rodded Boogie of The ZZ Tops! TUE 12 NOVEMBER I 7pm I £15
An Evening with Paula O’Brien Paula O'Brien, from Dunfermline, is a rising star in the psychic world. Her stage presence is incredible to behold and the messages she gives are so accurate, her fans claim it was like having a phone call from the other side. An Evening with Paula O’Brien is experimental/investigational. There are no guaranteed or certain results and the show is for the purposes of amusement/entertainment.
SAT 4 JANUARY 2014 I 7.30pm I £22, conc. £19 Pre-theatre meals £10
A Viennese New Year with the RSNO Welcome in the New Year in traditional Viennese style as Scotland’s National Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall with their annual New Year’s concert; a gala of waltzes, polkas and marches from the ‘Waltz Kings’ of the Strauss family and friends. The evening will be filled with all your Viennese favourites including On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Overture to Die Fledermaus, The Emperor Waltz and many, many more. PAGE 28
A Magical Musical Christmas Adventure for the Whole Family. Fri 29 November – Tue 24 December Join Pinocchio on his fantastic adventures and a thrilling quest that will test his bravery, loyalty and honesty; all the virtues he must learn to become a real boy. Shout, laugh and sing along with this fun-filled festive treat – you might even catch a sweetie! From the team who brought you last year’s magical Hansel and Gretel comes one of the world's most famous fairy tales, brought to life on stage in our most captivating Christmas production yet. Complete with dazzling sets, exquisite costumes and a brilliant cast, Pinocchio will be an exhilarating theatrical treat for young and old alike. Don't miss this brand new Christmas version of the tale of everyone's favourite wooden puppet – for everyone aged 3 and up.
Pre-theatre meals Join us in Tiffany’s for a delicious Pre-theatre meal for only £10/£12.75 per person for a 2 or 3 course Christmas menu. Pre-booking at Box Office is essential and meals are available for any evening performance date.
NOVEMBER Friday 29 Saturday 30
Adults £12.50, Children & Concessions £10 Family Ticket 4 seats each £9.50 Groups 10+ All tickets £9.50
DECEMBER Sunday 1
Sale Nights All Seats £7.50
Sign Language Interpreted Performance Thur 12 Dec 7pm
In partnership with 7pm
Bank Street, Lochgelly KY5 9RD Box Office open Mon – Fri, 9am – 9pm, Sat, 9am – 2.30pm & 1 hour before performances
A stunning, fully refurbished community hub, Lochgelly is proud to be home to a theatre, gallery, library, sports hall, art and meeting rooms, local office services and a popular café bar all in this fantastic setting. A welcoming space for all, the centre has a busy programme of classes and activities for all ages as well its programme of family shows, community events and now films. Check our website for up to date film listings and contact the Box Office if you are interested in hiring the venue for your next event, meeting or class. TUES 10 SEPTEMBER I 2pm I £7/£3 carers I Ticket price includes tea & cake
Tea Dance to benefit Maggie’s Kirkcaldy Grace Black and Walter Ireland present an afternoon of easy listening music to get your toes tapping to. Profits will go to Maggie's Centre, Kirkcaldy to help their work supporting people with cancer.
WED 16 OCTOBER I 11.30am & 2pm I £5.50, conc. £4.50 I AGE 3 – 7
Who’s Been Sitting in my Chair? A delightful, playful version of a well-known tale – with porridge and bears and one-two-three chairs. A tale that’s not too BIG and not too small, but just right. Mind you, telling this story is not so easy when it's wintertime and the bears won't wake up – Zzzzzzzzz – what do bears dream about? But spring in the air puts a spring in all of our steps, and one little girl with golden hair is always a step ahead. And when Small Bear gets lost, we all get to go on a bear hunt! With original music, this play is for everyone who can count to three – especially if you’re aged 3 to 7! “Freehand Theatre's superb creations are a joy to see.” Times Educational Supplement PAGE 30
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583303 FRI 18 & SAT 19 OCTOBER I Fri 2pm, Sat 10.30am & 1.30pm £10, conc. £8 I AGE 4+
The Snail and the Whale Based on the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler Tall Stories present their latest exciting collaboration with Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. A tiny snail longs to see the world, so she hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, experiencing sharks and penguins, icebergs and volcanoes. But when the whale gets beached, how will the tiny snail save him? Tall Stories’ adaptation is inspired by the work of Storybook Soldiers, who help British military personnel abroad record bedtime story CDs for their children back home. The amazing journey of the tiny snail is seen through the eyes of a very adventurous young girl – who’d love to be going round the world with her seafaring father... Created in Tall Stories’ unique style, combining storytelling, music and lots of laughs, this fun show is for everyone aged 4 and up. “An inventive and charming adaptation.” ★★★★The List
SAT 26 OCTOBER I 6.30pm I £5
Strange Theatre and Plutôt la Vie present
Couldn’t Care Less Elspeth comes and goes, through windows into another world. Her school of dance lies empty. The doctors say it’s Alzheimer’s. Elspeth and her daughter Lilly embark on a journey of frustration, humour and ultimately love as Lilly learns to dance with the person who is, not the mother who was. Inspired by the experiences of carers, Couldn’t Care Less is a dark, surreal, funny and moving story of two women whose lives are disappearing. “simple, emotional and stunningly powerful.” ★★★★★STV Local (on Strange Theatre’s Mother, à la carte, 2011)
“Innovative theatre that defies classification.” The Sunday Times (on Plutôt la Vie) “poetic and picturesque… enriched by a fine strand of indomitable humour.” The Scotsman (on Goddess, 2012)
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583303 SAT 9 NOVEMBER I 7pm I £5.50, conc. £4.50
Lifeboat Lifeboat – the extraordinary World War II drama. By award-winning Catherine Wheels, Lifeboat is a true story of courage, survival and enduring friendship. On Friday 13 September 1940, a ship, The City of Benares, sets sail from Liverpool for Canada. On board were 90 evacuees escaping the relentless bombings and dangers of war torn Britain. Four days into the crossing, the ship was torpedoed and sank. Only eleven of the evacuees survived. Two fifteen year old girls, Bess Walder and Beth Cumming, spent 19 terrifying hours in the water on an upturned lifeboat. They willed each other to survive. Lifeboat tells their remarkable story.
“do not miss this fantastic play.” Edinburgh Evening News copyright © Lydia Monks 2009
SUN 24 & MON 25 NOVEMBER I Sun 2pm; Mon 10.30am & 1.30pm I £10, Schools/Groups £8.50 I Age 2+
Based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks
What the Ladybird Heard Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer’s fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: The Ladybird, who has a plan of her own! Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this brand new stage adaptation with live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs! Praise for the book: “Bursting with colour and verve.” Daily Telegraph “A terrific and witty adventure.” The Guardian WED 4 DEC – SAT 7 DEC I 7.15pm & Sat mat 2.15pm I £10, conc. £8
Cowdenbeath Community Theatre
Peter Pan CCT presents Peter Pan, with script by Ron Hall, in what promises to be a play with plenty of songs and dances, and great entertainment for all the family. After last year’s enormous success with Aladdin, a sell out, this year hopes to be the same, so book early! PAGE 32
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583303 FRI 6 & SAT 7 DECEMBER I 10.30am & 1.30pm £6 I Age 3 – 5 years
Platypus in Boots Dear Family I've arrived safe and sound in Scotland and am looking forward to a wonderful winter holiday! I've even bought some tartan boots to fit in! Wish you were here. x Sydney the Platypus has travelled all the way from Australia to visit Glasgow and see snow for the first time. But it’s not easy being a tourist, especially when you look a little different and can’t understand the local lingo. All in all he’s a bit of a fish out of water, in desperate need of some friends. Come and help him find his way around the city and make his holiday one to remember! Created specially for 3 to 5 year olds, Platypus in Boots is a fun-filled mix of music, comedy and puppets, based on the misunderstandings that can come from words – but is ultimately a celebration of differences. With a host of Glasgow characters, snowball fights and a Brussels Sprout Von Trapp sing-along, it’s Christmas fun, but not quite as we know it… Created by writer and theatre-maker Martin O’Connor, and Rachel Drury, creator and composer of Scottish Opera’s ground-breaking shows for babies and toddlers – BabyO and SensoryO.
AT OUR FABULOUS CHANGING ART EXHIBITIONS Fifespace Lochgelly Centre and the Fifespace and Fotospace galleries in Rothes Halls offer a range of changing art and photo exhibitions, open Monday to Saturday, 9am – 5pm, and free to view. Why not open your eyes to a new world of local, national and world renowned art, design, craft and photography? Look out for the Exhibitions Programme with full details of all exhibitions ON across Lochgelly Centre and Rothes Halls. Download the brochure at www.onfife.com/art * Lochgelly Centre closes at 2pm on Saturday. PAGE 33
Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes KY7 5NX Box Office open Mon – Sat, 9am – 5pm & 1 hour before performances
Celebrating 20 years! Join us this season as this wonderful and versatile arts venue and conference space celebrates 20 years of live music, comedy and drama, as well as exhibitions, classes, conferences and more. Do you have a memory or picture of a visit to Rothes Halls over the past 20 years? We’d love to hear from you – email firstname.lastname@example.org Visit us and enjoy a delicious meal or snack in our newly refurbished café bar – and don’t forget, it’s FREE entry to our Fifespace and Fotospace Galleries.
FRI 6 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £8, conc. £7
North Sea Gas The Best of Scotland North Sea Gas, one of Scotland’s most popular folk bands, return to Rothes Halls, in this, their thirty third year, entertaining you with music, songs and laughter. Like their albums, the live show consists of traditional, contemporary and self penned material, in a style of their own. As well as Guitars, Bouzouki, Banjo, Fiddle, Bodhrans, and Whistles, you’ll also hear their renowned vocal harmonies. “A spellbinding evening of five star entertainment.” Readifolk SAT 7 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £17.50, conc. £15 Pre-theatre meals £10
UK Music Productions Present
Bert Kaempfert Gala Concert Bert Kaempfert left a wonderful legacy of popular music, with songs that provided hits for many of the world’s top singers including Spanish Eyes Danke, Love and Strangers in the Night. As well as the classics, this Gala Concert will also feature several new arrangements of music, in the classic Kaempfert style, by Greg Francis. Greg and his Orchestra and Singers recorded literally hundreds of titles of Kaempfert’s music for BBC Radio 2 during the 1980’s and he will be performing all the trumpet solos in the exact style during this concert. PAGE 34
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 THURS 12 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £18.50, conc. £17 I Pre-theatre meals £10
Masters of the House Don’t miss this musical feast featuring former stars from Les Miserables, Evita, Phantom of the Opera, Spamalot and other hit West End musicals. Constantly updated with songs carefully selected from over eight decades of popular musical theatre, the show includes favourites such as Broadway Baby (Follies), Climb Ev’ry Mountain (The Sound of Music), Defying Gravity (Wicked), Tell Me It’s Not True (Blood Brothers) and some wonderful show medleys. Masters of the House are renowned for their superb vocals and entertaining presentation delivered with panache by some of the leading theatre artistes of today. THURS 19 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £15 Pre-theatre meals £10
Jive Aces The ‘King of the Swingers’ Tour Jive Aces reached the semi finals of Britain's Got Talent which they followed with a performance for Her Majesty the Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, truly establishing themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band. Renowned for their hot, swinging music and high-energy stage show playing songs made famous by such greats as Bobby Darin, Louis Prima and Sammy Davis Jnr, the band also play a selection of superb originals. The yellow-suited sextet have also worked with such people as Van Morrison, John Travolta, Isaac Hayes, Lisa Marie Presley and many others.
FRI 20 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £18 I Pre-theatre meals £10
An Evening of Dirty Dancing Have the time of your life with this box office smash-hit show, which has been wowing audiences all over the UK since 2010. This song and dance spectacular features a dynamic cast of West End performers who bring all the hits from the iconic movie to life, including Do You Love Me, She's Like the Wind, Wipeout, Be My Baby and the Oscar-winning (I’ve had) The Time of My Life. Take a trip back to the summer of ‘63 and relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s thrilling and breathtaking performances in a fantastic production you’ll want to see again and again! Please note this show is not affiliated with “Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage” currently on tour in the UK and worldwide.
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 TUE 24 – SAT 28 SEPTEMBER I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £11, Child £5 (Tue eve – Child u-16 free if accompanying a paying adult) Sat Mat 2.30pm £11, conc. £10, Child £5
Glenrothes Amateur Musical Association present the Fife Premiere of
Curtains Book by Rupert Holmes with music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb.
This “musical comedy whodunit” is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots, set in 1959 in Boston, following the fallout when the supremely untalented star of Robbin' Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to a police detective, who moonlights as a musical theatre fan to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting himself killed. WED 2 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £25, conc. £24 Pre-theatre meals £10
PMG & Treadwell present
The Drifters in Concert 60th Anniversary Diamond Dynasty Tour
2013 marks the 60th Anniversary of The Drifters, and to celebrate this incredible achievement they will be delivering their most spectacular show to date, featuring the current line up; Pierre Herelle, Michael Williams, Ryan King and Carlton Powell, who received Gold Discs from Sony for the first new recordings in over 30 years, in 2012! Including songs such as Under The Boardwalk, Saturday Night At The Movies, Up On The Roof, Kissin’ In The Back Row, Come On Over To My Place, More Than A Number In My Little Red Book and many more from The Drifters vast back catalogue, The Diamond Dynasty Tour promises to be their best yet! THURS 3 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £20
From The Jam All Mod Cons Live From The Jam gained an immediate reputation for the kind of incendiary ‘live’ performances that sealed the reputation of The Jam all those years ago. 2013 sees the 35th Anniversary of the release of All Mod Cons, the third album release by The Jam. From The Jam will be performing the album in its entirety, including one of their most commercially successful singles, Down In The Tube Station At Midnight. Bruce Foxton and Russell Hastings with a guest drummer will also be performing a selection of the classic hits and great album tracks from across the fantastic catalogue produced by one of Britain’s’ seminal bands. PAGE 36
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 SAT 5 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £17 I Pre-theatre meals £10
The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain The oldest and the best, it unites fans across the globe in celebration of ‘instruments bought for loose change’, sixteen-handedly turning the world on to the ukulele and tearing the house down in the process. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll never think about music in the same way, once you’ve seen and heard the Ukulele Orchestra. “Perfectly polished professionalism, threaded through with dry wit and wry humour.” The Independent “Plucking brilliant!” Sunday Times THURS 10 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10 I Age 16+ Pre-theatre meals £10
Kiss Me Honey Honey Two very different men of a certain age find themselves down at heel and living in grim a-joining bed sits, ruled by a ferocious landlady. Forming an unlikely friendship through a shared love of Shirley Bassey, they set forth together on a hilarious search for the women of their dreams. Acclaimed Scottish actors Andy Gray and Grant Stott star as Ross and Graham… and all the women in their lives, in this new play by Philip Meeks, writer of last year's sell-out Fringe hit Murder, Marple and Me. “Such is the scale of Gray’s light-entertainment fame in Scotland that it’s easy to overlook his credentials as a straight actor. “ Mark Fisher
FRI 11 OCTOBER I 2.30pm I £7.50 I Age 4 – 104
The Elephant Bridesmaid Based on a story from the best selling book How The Koala Learnt To Hug and Other Australian Fairytales this most charming of shows has just the right balance of games, songs and heart warming elephant antics to make any day feel like your special day. So join Nessie the Elephant and her fabulous animal friends and help them as they go in search of an outfit fancy enough (and large enough) to make her the forest’s most beautiful Bridesmaid! Come along in your own fancy clothes (or fancy dress) for the chance to take part in a fabulous fashion show live on stage with the actors! The Elephant Bridesmaid will also appear at Adam Smith Theatre on Sat 12 October at 2.30pm
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 SAT 12 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £11, conc. £9
Reel Rock World Tour From the world’s best adventure filmmakers, the Reel Rock World Tour brings an extraordinary collection of short films to Glenrothes. Featuring alpine legends, amazing adventurers and climbing icons (including Britain’s own Hazel Findlay), be transported across the globe as they break the boundaries of what is possible in the mountains. This promises to be an incredible and inspiring night with great prize giveaways!
FRI 18 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £17, conc. £16 I Pre-theatre meal £10
An Evening with Charlie Landsborough Charlie Landsborough is back with Silhouette, a stunning new album of brand new recordings, with a dozen self-penned songs – Charlie at his very best with a blend of jaunty, uptempo country tunes, along with his trademark deep and heartfelt ballads... his traditional and much loved sound. Talented, funny, hard-working, good-natured… what you see is what you get. Now in his 71st year, he continues to tour and work relentlessly, pleasing fans not only in the UK but as far afield as New Zealand and Australia.
SAT 19 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £17
All tickets £15 if booked by 21 September
Buddy and ‘The Killer’ A non-stop unmissable Rock ‘n’ Roll celebration to the music of legendary icons Buddy Holly and ‘The Killer’ Jerry Lee Lewis. It’s just hit after hit with songs including That’ll Be The Day, Everyday, Its So Easy, Peggy Sue, Rave On, Great Balls of Fire, Wild One, Breathless, Whole Lotta Shakin’, and many, many more. The show features the West End star of both smash hit musicals Buddy and Great Balls Of Fire, Billy Geraghty. His high energy performance is simply incredible, be it at either his ‘fire breathing’ piano as Jerry Lee, or the unmistakable sound of his Fender Stratocaster as Buddy Holly and all backed by his superb band ‘The Memphis Crickets’.
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 SUN 20 OCTOBER I 2.30pm I £5.50, conc. £4.50 I Age 6+
Barrowland Ballet Tiger Tale Poppy is bored. She longs for someone to play with, mum is too busy cleaning and has stopped going outside, dad is obsessed by work – striving for success. But their world is turned upside down when a tiger comes to stay. Bringing chaos, danger and an awful lot of fun their guest slowly reminds the family what it is they love about one another. Sometimes everyone needs a tiger in their lives. Tiger Tale is a Barrowland Ballet dance theatre production with live music by Kim Moore and co-created by Natasha Gilmore and Rob Evans.
TUES 22 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £20 I Pre-theatre meals £10
The funniest comedy event of the year!
Ha Ha Holmes!
Starring Joe Pasquale There’s a beast on the moors, a crime to be solved, and with the Ha Ha team on the case – what can go right?! Don't miss this new show from theatre’s funniest parodists as Holmes and Watson embark on their most dangerous adventure yet... hunting down The Hound of The Baskervilles. It’s elementary! It’s also downright hilarious as comedic national treasure Joe Pasquale, direct from his West End run in Spamalot, takes on the role of Sherlock Holmes with writer Ben Langley as Doctor Watson and Andrew Fettes as everyone else! So stick some shag in your pipe and visit 221b Baker Street for the most gripping comic caper of the age! ★★★★★“The funniest thing on six legs, I cannot remember when I laughed so much.” Croydon Advertiser
THURS 24 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £25 Pre-theatre meals £10
Barbara Dickson For over four decades, Barbara Dickson has continued to deliver songs to the public in her own incomparable fashion. As a multi-million selling recording artist with an equally impressive Olivier award-winning acting career, Barbara Dickson OBE has firmly established herself as one of the most enduring and popular entertainers in Britain today. Globally known for hits which include Caravans, Another Suitcase Another Hall and her chart-topping duet I Know Him So Well, Barbara Dickson is also a two-time Olivier Award-winning actress with roles including Anita Braithwaite in TV's Band of Gold and the original Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s long-running musical Blood Brothers. “The chance to hear her sing a personal choice of favourite good songs should not be missed.” The Times
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 SAT 26 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £18, conc. £16 I Pre-theatre meals £10
Dancing Queen Now in its 10th year of sell-out theatre performances, Dancing Queen has become known as the UK's most spectacular ABBA tribute theatre show. Featuring some of the UK's finest musicians, dancers and vocalists, Dancing Queen is packed with all of ABBA's greatest hits performed with dazzling showmanship that only a true live band can accomplish. Stunning costumes, specially choreographed dance routines and hilarious banter between the girls and guys make Dancing Queen an unforgettable evening. So dust down your platforms, put on your flares and sing along with all of your favourites including Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Thank You For The Music, Dancing Queen, Winner Takes It All, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme... and many more!!!
THURS 31 OCTOBER I 7.30pm I £19.50, under 16s £15 I Pre-theatre meals £10
Russian Ballet – State Ballet Academy of Minsk
The Nutcracker After its sellout performance in 2011, Russian Ballet is back this Autumn with a Ballet suitable for the whole family. Featuring a timeless score from incredible composer Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker is a certified Russian classic, replete with evocative music and beautiful dance. This Ballet has captured the imagination of many generations over the years and continues to attract audiences worldwide, full of mystery and romance. The Christmas story is based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King written by E.T.A. Hoffmann. It tells the story of Marie, a rather sad little girl, whose godfather Drosselmeyer gives her a Nutcracker doll as a present on Christmas Eve which turns into a Prince, and the magic starts… THURS 7 NOVEMBER I 7pm I £8.50, conc. £6.50
The Shakespeare Schools Festival The Shakespeare Schools Festival works with 1000 secondary, primary and special schools all over the UK, making it possible for them to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre. Come along and celebrate the achievements of your local schools in a wonderful evening of entertainment. “Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process.” Philip Pullman, SSF patron “The audience reaction to our Macbeth was wonderful. Our narrator, Ben, even told me that it was the best experience of his life – you can’t really get much better than that!” Primary School Teacher PAGE 40
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 FRI 8 NOVEMBER I 7.30pm I £16.50
The Bon Jovi Experience The Bon Jovi Experience is an outstanding tribute to Bon Jovi – The only Bon Jovi tribute band in the world to have actually played and shared a stage with the man himself! Recreating Bon Jovi Live in Concert, you’ll be entertained with all of his greatest hits, including Livin’ On a Prayer, Keep the Faith, Bad Medicine, You Give Love a Bad Name, and many, many more.
FRI 8 & SAT 9 NOVEMBER I 7.30pm nightly; Sat Mat 2.30pm I £6
Leslie Amateur Dramatic Club
‘Allo ‘Allo If there is one thing that the British public likes in its comedy, it is the double entendre. Perhaps the prime example of this was the TV series ‘Allo ‘Allo. The play, written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, is based on their hugely popular TV series, and follows the adventures of René, the hapless café owner in war-torn occupied France and his wife, Edith. SAT 9 NOVEMBER I 7.30pm I £17.50, conc. £15
BalletBoyz® The Talent 2013 Make some noise. Make some room. Here come the BalletBoyz®. Following triumphant UK and international appearances on stage and screen, this phenomenally popular company features 10 exceptional young dancers presenting an exhilarating evening of exciting and explosive dance. The Talent 2013 features two stunning new dance pieces by internationally celebrated choreographers Russell Maliphant and Liam Scarlett. BalletBoyz® is one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance. Led by former Royal Ballet lead dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt, the company thrills audiences and critics the world over with its distinctive style, fusing spectacular dance, both energetic and graceful, with stunning music and film. “BalletBoyz occupies boyband territory.” The Times “The performance is whole-hearted, whole-bodied, splendid.” Financial Times PAGE 41
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 TUES 19 & WED 20 NOVEMBER I 7.30pm I £20, conc. £18 I Age 16+ All tickets £17 if booked by 23 October I Pre-theatre meals £10
Robert C Kelly & Martin Lynch present
51 Shades of Maggie Leah MacRae – Gary: Tank Commander
Please note there will be strong language and themes of an adult nature
Fifty One Shades of Maggie is the Number 1 best selling spoof play of 50 Shades of Grey and tells the story of loveable Maggie and her search for love. Maggie’s a working class girl who knows what she wants in a man, however so far they’ve all been a massive let down. Attending an interview at the Social Security Office Maggie meets the man of her dreams, the handsome and hunky Mr Big! Does Mr Big turn out to be the man of her dreams, or will his “Private Room of Pain” put her off? Packed with naughty bits, this hilarious new play will have you laughing out loud. Join Maggie and her friends on this (slightly filthy) journey of love, booze and whips! This is the perfect girly night out with your friends...
THUR 21 NOVEMBER I 7.30pm I £15, conc. £12 All tickets £12 if booked by 24 October
Ninety years of blues, 60 minutes to play it. From Delta blues to Jack White, Blues! features a live 12-piece band, covering the history of the genre, playing the songs and telling the stories of the artists that have helped define today's modern music. “Terrific set of blues songs performed with zest and wit. Great night out.” Ian Rankin. 2012 Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award winner. ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). SAT 23 NOVEMBER I 7.30pm I £20 I Pre-theatre meals £10
Steve Steinman’s Vampire’s Rock
Celebrating its 10th year of touring! Steve Steinman plays the supremely evil Baron Von Rockula owner of the Live and Let Die club. In search of a new bride the Baron must convince the unsuspecting Pandora who auditions for the new singing position, to cross over to the dark side and live for ever in Rock ‘n’ Roll Hell. Along with Steve Steinman a full cast of superb singers, dancers and formidable band, blast their way through some of the greatest ever rock anthems including; We Will Rock You, Bat Out of Hell, Highway to Hell, Since You’ve Been Gone, Sweet Child Of Mine, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Devil Gate Drive, I Love Rock n Roll, Poison and many more! All teamed with an amazing stage set and pyrotechnics to blow your mind, this rock spectacular that has to be seen to be believed!
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101
WED 27 NOVEMBER I 7.30pm I £17.50, conc. £16.50 I Pre-theatre meals £10
Solid Gold Country Legends The new Solid Gold Country Legends show is a celebration of the best in Country Music and is led by Country stars Jeanne Jordan & B J Thomas, together with Luke Thomas and the Outlaw Country Band. Also new for 2013 the Dolly Mixture Dancers who add more than a touch of glamour to the show. You’ll hear the perfect mix of old and new country hits from the classics of Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette to Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers and Shania Twain to name just a few. Gold disc songs featured in this special evening of country music include Stand By Your Man, Blanket On The Ground, Folsom Prison, 9 to 5 and Lucille & The Gambler among many others. Combine all of this with stunning costume changes, fantastic live band a large slice of fun and an amazingly authentic Country Barn stage set and you have a great night of Solid Gold Country music guaranteed. “This show is up there with the best.” Up Country Magazine THURSDAY 5 – SUN 8 DECEMBER Thur 10am & 1pm; Friday 2pm & 5pm Saturday 11am & 2pm; Sunday 12 noon & 3pm
£13, Family Saver £48 Groups 10+ £9 (+1 free with 10) Thurs & Fri / £10 Sat & Sun Early Booking £10 (must be purchased by Friday 2 August) Adult & Babe (under 12 month) £15 (Only one seat allocated)
The Singing Kettle Christmas Wishing Well The Singing Kettle will be at their brilliant best for this sensational new festive Show. It’s overflowing with superb audience participation, amazing costumes and lots and lots of christmassy fun. Join Anya, Kevin and Gary as they visit Kettle Village Square in search of the magic Christmas Wishing Well. Singalong with non-stop favourite songs including Christmas Is Coming, Jingle Bells, My Aunt Came Back and Burping Bears. There’ll be new songs too, as well as loads of surprises from start to finish. Christmas Wishing Well is enthralling for both young and old and is the perfect treat to get everyone in the festive spirit. Some lucky children will end up on stage to join in the action and there’s may even be a visit from a very special guest with a white beard in a red suit!! Don’t delay and book today, for this captivating, Singing Kettle festive extravaganza, that’s all you can wish for this Christmas. Remember to wear a Santa Hat and bring a Bucket for the Well... “A delight for kids, parents and grandparents alike.” Edinburgh Evening News
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 WED 11 – FRI 13 DECEMBER I 7.30pm I £6.50, conc. £5.50, Family (4) £22
Glenrothes Theatre Company
The Sleeping Beauty by Ron Nicol Following the success of their two previous sell-out pantomimes, Glenrothes Theatre Company presents a fun-filled version of this much-loved fairy tale. Grizabella casts a spell so that on her 16th birthday Princess Mirabel will die. Thanks to the White Fairy’s intervention, Mirabel simply falls into a deep sleep from which she can only be wakened by a prince’s kiss. Join Nanny Bunion and Crumble on their quest for the all-important prince and help them outwit the evil Black Fairy. Enjoyment for all ages.
WED 11 DECEMBER I 7.30pm I £20, conc. £17.50. Family (4) £60 VIP upgrade (+ £10) offers pre-show reception with Jai (6.30pm), plus mulled wine, mince pies and a seat in the front five rows. VIP deluxe (+£20) offers the above, plus a signed copy of the new Christmas album and a Jai t-shirt
Jai McDowall Jai McDowall, the Scottish singing sensation and winner of Britain's Got Talent, returns to Rothes Halls, bringing with him an amazing Christmas show. Backed by a fantastic live band, Jai will perform all your festive favourites, including Last Christmas, All I Want for Christmas is You, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Driving Home for Christmas, White Christmas, Do They Know It's Christmas, Silent Night, and many more! Get into the festive spirit with this great fun family show. FRI 13 & SAT 14 DECEMBER Drinks Reception 7pm, Dinner 7.30pm I £36.50 Tables are for 10 people. Groups of fewer than 10 may be required to share a table. A non-refundable deposit of £20 is required at time of booking.
Kingdom FM Christmas Party Nights Cut the Cake
Enjoy a delicious Christmas meal, with great live entertainment by Cut the Cake, followed by a disco, plus the usual fun and games at Fife's biggest Christmas Party hosted by Kingdom FM Breakfast presenters Ian Gilmour and Vanessa Motion!
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 TUES 17 DECEMBER I 7.30pm I £18.50, conc. £17.50 Pre-theatre meals £10
Buddy Holly & The Cricketers Holly at Christmas Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies! Holly’s hits, other contemporary classics and some Christmas crackers are all wrapped up in a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment. The hits just keep on coming – That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore, True Love Ways, Raining In My Heart, Oh Boy! – and many, many more making this show the perfect gift for all the family. “The audience were dancing in the aisles and roaring for more.” The Stage “Buddy brilliant!” Graham Norton, BBC One WED 18 DECEMBER I 7.30pm I £21 Stovies & oatcakes will be available prior to the performance £3.50
Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook Following the huge success and popularity of this show over the last 7 years in Edinburgh, Phil Cunningham is calling his pals together and opening his Christmas songbook to Glenrothes audiences. Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson, John McCusker and Phil will lead you through a great fun night of modern and traditional Christmas music, featuring Kris Drever, Ian Carr and Kevin McGuire, along with a special guest Brass Band. Oil your vocal chords and bring the family! “Looking for something cockle-warming this bleak midwinter? Then this show is definitely for you. Mix together some brass with some of Scotland’s top folk talent, sprinkle liberally with carols and festive favourites and the result is toastier than being baked in a mince pie.” The Scotsman PAGE 45
www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 THURS 19 DECEMBER I 7.30pm I £15, conc. £13 All tickets £12 if booked by 21 November THE BALL
Noël Noël The Sound of Christmas A magical evening of classical Christmas favourites performed by four outstanding opera singers – Shuna Scott Sendall (Soprano), Laura Kelly (Mezzo Soprano), Alistair Diggs (Tenor), Ross McInroy (Bass), and their wonderful accompanist – Geoffrey Tanti. This performance is certain to get you into the festive spirit – songs will include traditional and some more modern Christmas classics. Relax and rediscover the true spirit of the Season. FRI 20 DECEMBER I 7.30pm I £8, conc. £6
Gala Christmas Concert The Tullis Russell Mills Band, Markinch & District Community Choir, members of Pitcoudie Primary School Choir and compere Councillor Fiona Grant perform for you in a traditional family Christmas Concert. Now in its third year, The Gala Christmas Concert will involve a lot of audience participation, and the chance to sing along with the band and the choirs to all your favourite Christmas Carols, leaving you and your family in good spirits ready for Christmas. All profits from tonight’s concert will go directly towards Fife based Charities. SAT 21 DECEMBER I 7.30pm I £15, conc. £13 Pre-theatre meals £10
Christmas Crooners Christmas Crooners returns to the UK with a brand new show, jam packed with festive favourites and the Christmas hits of Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and ol’ blue eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, staged in the warm and delightful style of the famous Andy Williams Christmas Shows. A fantastic cast of West-End Singers, backed by the superb band The Jazz-All-Stars, perform over 30 well known Christmas hits including Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Little Drummer Boy, White Christmas and many other swing arrangements of Christmas hymns and songs, including God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Deck The Halls and Silent Night, plus more festive favourites and a few surprises! PAGE 46
totfest THE FIFE TOUR
ON at Fife’s Festival for Young Children
Now in its 4th year, we are delighted to bring you another charming selection of enchanting and endearing performances for children and their families and carers throughout November. Look out for our Little ON booklet coming soon.
Grinagog Theatre The Edibles Macrobert and Fish & Game Polar Bears Go Wild Frozen Charlotte Paperbelle WED 2 – SAT 12 OCTOBER 7.30pm, & 2.30pm mat on Sat 5, Wed 9 & Sat 12. No Sunday performance. Matinees and 2nd Oct Preview all tickets £9 £14, conc. £11 I Pathhead Hall, Kirkcaldy
In Time O’ Strife By Joe Corrie. Directed by Graham McLaren “There’s nae power on earth can crush the men who can sing on a day like this.” Intensely physical, loud and charged with raw emotion, driven by explosive choreography and an original live soundtrack performed by leading Scottish musicians, the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of In Time O’Strife is a powerful re-imagining of Joe Corrie’s neglected classic about a Fife mining community during the General Strike. To raise funds for the soup kitchens feeding the miners and their starving families, Corrie wrote the play whilst on strike himself, exposing the brutal lives of a family staring hunger and defeat in the face.
Image by kind permission of Peter Howson: My Great Heart (1996) © The Artist
National Theatre of Scotland in association with ON at Fife presents
THE MENU Make a night of it! Dine with us before you enjoy the show! We offer delicious pre-theatre meals before many of our shows. Only a mouth-watering £10 for 2 courses! Look out for the knife and fork symbol next to a show. Ask at Box Offices for the menus. Advanced booking is essential. Each of our theatres has a café bar which opens 1 hour before performances. Skip the queues and pre-order your interval refreshments.
RESTAURANT AT CARNEGIE HALL
10am – 3pm Mon – Sat We serve delicious, freshly made meals, snacks and home baking.
10am – 3.30pm Mon – Sat 01383 602397 Tiffany’s stunning bistro offers spectacular views across the Forth Bridges from the conservatory and balcony and serves delicious meals, snacks and home baking.
AT LOCHGELLY CENTRE
10am – 3pm Mon – Fri (10am – 1.30pm Sat) Lilly’s café bar serves a variety of hot and cold refreshments, making it the perfect destination for a relaxing break or a light lunch.
8.30am – 3pm Mon – Sat Our busy café has recently been refurbished and offers tasty, freshly prepared meals, plus coffee and home baking.
Connect for free with your cup of tea! Your Event Looking for that special place for your wedding, celebration or party? Call Box Office for more details.