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Adam Smith

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Carnegie Hall

pages 14 – 33

Lochgelly Centre

pages 34 – 36

Rothes Halls

pages 37– 47

Diary Listing of all events

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Welcome to our Summer season, jam-packed with real treats across our four theatres. Whether it’s drama, comedy, dance, music, family events, or something that little bit different, let us entertain you. Drama this season includes Rapture Theatre’s The Sash, and The National Theatre of Scotland return with the highly acclaimed Calum’s Road. In addition, our National Theatre Live events include Dame Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience. Deacon Blue frontman, Ricky Ross, The Zombies, Blackmore’s Night, The Real Thing, The Animals, Billy Ocean and The Searchers are just some of the musical legends for you to enjoy, while comedy stars Lee Nelson, Tom Stade and Jeff Innocent are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Also a quick mention for the popular Lady Boys of Bangkok, who are back with their new show, Glamorous Amorous! And finally, I know it’s summer but our programming thoughts are already turning towards the festive period with our two Christmas shows now on sale. This year we have Pinocchio at Carnegie Hall, a magical adventure suitable for all the family, including the wee ones. At Adam Smith Theatre, dive into our fun-filled family pantomime, The Little Mermaid starring Billy Mack! Hazel Wotherspoon Head of Programming & Creative Development

ON at Fife is now part of Fife Cultural Trust, combining Libraries, Museums, Theatres and Arts and Archives in the Kingdom. Supported by

Groups Want to bring a party of 10 or more to a performance? You may qualify for a group discount. Call any of the Box Offices or our Groups Booking line on 01592 583354, or email group.bookings@onfife.com for full details and assistance with your booking. Concession Tickets We offer lower-priced concession tickets for many of our shows. Where you see ‘conc.’ you can book the reduced price if you are under 16, a senior citizen, a student in full time education, registered disabled or unemployed. You will be asked for proof of status when booking, so please bring relevant documentation. Access All our buildings have ramps for easy access, plus adapted toilets, induction loops and disabled parking. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in our theatres and cafes. ON at Fife supports breastfeeding in all venues. Just ask at Box Office if you’d like this brochure in a large print or audio version.

If you’ve got any comments, good or bad, on your experience with us, please let us know. We welcome your feedback so log on to www.youtellus.co.uk or speak to a member of staff. Latecomers Out of respect to the performers, if you arrive after a show has started, you may have to wait until the interval before we can admit you. We cannot refund or exchange your ticket in the event of non-attendance. If a show’s sold out, we may be able to resell your ticket and refund you, minus a £1 re-sale charge. We reserve the right to introduce special offers at any time. All details are correct at time of going to press but we would encourage you to check online or with the Box Office for up-to-date information


Pre Theatre Meals Why not make your night out even more special and dine with us in one of our theatre café bars? We offer mouth-watering two and three course pre-theatre meals across our venues. The knife and fork symbol next to a show means you can have delicious food for just £10 for 2 courses. Ask at Box Offices for the menus. Advanced booking is essential.

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Once again we are delighted to offer our customers a special early booker rate on lots of our shows. If you are ON the Ball with your booking and buy your tickets at least 4 weeks before the performance date (either online or at the box office) you can benefit from some amazing prices – with many shows a bargain £10 or less! Watch out for the ON the Ball symbol throughout the brochure.

With Fife 150, we guarantee to offer you at least 150% of the value of your annual sponsorship back each year. Fife 150 is a business package which gives you meeting or training room usage, complimentary show tickets and reduced price corporate hospitality facilities. To discuss our sponsorship packages further, call Bill Mair, Funding Development Officer on 08451 555555 ext 493338 or email bill.mair@onfife.com

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Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy KY1 1ET Box Office: 01592 583302 Box Office open 10am – 5.30pm Mon – Sat, later on performance nights

Located in the centre of Kirkcaldy, the Adam Smith Theatre offers a superb programme of drama, dance, music, comedy, film and children’s theatre. Our theatre café is open Monday to Saturday,10am – 3pm, and on Sunday afternoon performance days. We serve freshly made meals, snacks and home baking. The bar is open on performance nights, and for delicious pre-theatre meals on selected performances.

cinema

Tickets £5.50 (conc. £4.50) Breakfast Films – all tickets £4.50

The Adam Smith Theatre cinema programme, with its popular mix of blockbusters, independent movies and film festivals now offers a fully digital experience with Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound. Look out for our regular ON Screen leaflet or check out our website www.onfife.com for full cinema listings and online booking. Wed 24 – Sat 27 April I 7.30pm £14, conc. £12.50 I Pre-theatre meals £10 Post show discussion with Hector MacMillan Wed 24

RAPTURE THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH ON AT FIFE PRESENT

The Sash

by Hector MacMillan

The critically acclaimed team behind the sell-out Rapture Theatre production of the Fife based comedy Gagarin Way, deliver a mix of hard edged Scottish humour and thought-provoking drama to guarantee a great night out. Starring acclaimed Scottish actor Stewart Porter (Glasgow Citizens, Tron and Oran Mor) and Jane McCarry (star of hit comedy Still Game). Rising stars Michele Gallagher (last seen playing Gail Sheridan in I Tommy ), Ashley Smith and Colin Little (Singin’ I’m No a Billy He’s a Tim) complete a powerhouse cast.

Set on the day of the Orange Walk, Bill MacWilliam is determined that his son, Cameron, will join him on the walk. However, prompted by his mother’s recent death, Cameron has started to question his father’s beliefs. Throw in the arrival of the staunch, Irish catholic spinster from downstairs with her pregnant niece, and comic chaos and dramatic conflict ensue. Father is pitted against son, and niece against aunt, as old prejudices are questioned and new ideals sought. A story of comic chaos and dramatic conflict between Protestants and Catholics in Glasgow on the day of an Orange Walk. PAGE 4


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302

Sun 5 May I 7.30pm I £20 I Pre-theatre meals £10

Animals and Friends The Animals were the second British band to top the American charts after The Beatles with the now multi-million selling and legendary anthem, House of the Rising Sun. Bruce Springsteen recently revealed on stage that it was The Animals, not The Beatles or the Stones who were his favourite British Invasion band. The band has achieved over twenty global Top Ten hit records, and in Britain alone, have had no less than twelve chart entries, including the classics We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Boom Boom, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, I Put A Spell On You, and the Number One hit across the world – House of The Rising Sun. Animals and Friends are original Animals John Steel and Mick Gallagher, plus Danny Handley and Peter Barton.

Mon 6 May I 7.30pm I £10

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All tickets £8 if booked by 8 April

Nell Bryden A native New Yorker, Nell Bryden has the heart of an artist, the mind of a storyteller and the restless soul of a troubadour! Having traversed the world, her experiences in the US, Thailand, Australia and Europe have helped to mould her talents as a formidable songstress; not the sort of person to sit around and wait for things to happen! Themes of heartbreak and loss influence Bryden’s music, signifying the numerous challenges faced throughout her journey. She also hails from a creative family; her father a painter, and mother an opera singer at New York’s Carnegie Hall! PAGE 5


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 Wed 8 May I 8pm I £12, conc. £10 All tickets £10 if booked by 10 April

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Malcolm Middleton Malcolm Middleton (of Arab Strap) is once again donning his singer/songwriter cap & slippers, bringing his talents to the shores of Fife. Concentrating on material from his 10 year solo career (We’re All Going to Die, Break My Heart, Crappo the Clown) as well as previewing songs from his forthcoming studio album, this promises to be an evening of intimate, funny and honest acoustic music. 2013 marks the 10 (okay,11) year anniversary of his debut album 5:14 fluxytime seagull alcohol join nicotine, so to celebrate Chemikal Underground Records are releasing the LP on deluxe heavy weight vinyl for the first time in a limited & expanded format. The album will be available at this show.

Thur 9 May I 8pm I £12, conc. £10 I All tickets £10 if booked by11April

GILDED BALLOON

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The Agony and The Ecstasy of Steve Jobs In this hilarious and harrowing tale, we meet Steve Jobs and the Chinese workers toiling to make our beloved iPhones. Explore the legality and morality of electronic sweatshops in China, complete with armed guards, underage workers and disturbing tales of the toxic effects of hexane in these factories. Agony shows how one man’s story might not be able to topple an empire, but it can certainly give it a righteous shove. “a brilliant, sardonic synopsis of Apple’s rise to the top.”★★★★ Telegraph

Fri 10 May I 7.30pm I £10

East Fife Ladies Choir Spring Concert With a 60+ strong choir, East Fife Ladies Choir perform a wide variety of enjoyable music. This year’s special guests are Gordon Cree and Scott Mitchell. Gordon is well known throughout the UK as a conductor, arranger, pianist, singer, organist and cabaret entertainer. Scott has performed extensively as a pianist and accompanist throughout Great Britain, Europe, South America and the Middle East. At present he is senior staff accompanist at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, in Glasgow. PAGE 6


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 Sat 11 May I 7.30pm I £14

Battlefield Band A bedrock of talent for over four decades, Battlefield Band continue to lead the way for Scotland with their inspired fusion of ancient, traditional and modern music and song. Scotland’s great flagship band are in peak form: their new album Line-up finds them fresh & invigorated, and illustrates yet again that they are among the most relevant contemporary composers and interpreters of Celtic music today. Their new line-up includes young multi-instrumentalist Ewen Henderson, and has been received with great acclaim on their US, Canadian & UK tours, as the group move on to a new, exciting period in their musical development.

“...one of the great institutions of the Scottish music scene.” The Guardian “No tricks, no gimmicks, just very fine music.” MOJO

Sun 12 May I 4pm I £12.50, conc. £10

LIVE BROADCAST FROM THE BOLSHOI BALLET IN MOSCOW

Romeo and Juliet Expect a real treat here as part of our Bolshoi Live season, with one of the world’s most respected ballet companies bringing to life the greatest tragic love story ever told – Romeo and Juliet! Anna Balukova and Alexander Volchkov take on the title roles of the performance in Sergei Prokofiev’s working of this classic tale. This ballet is considered to be one of his most esteemed, thanks to its inspired melodies, variety of rhythms and memorable characters. Join the Capulets and Montagues for a Sunday afternoon of forbidden love! PAGE 7


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 Thurs 16 May I 7pm I £12.50, conc. £10 Pre-theatre meals £10

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE BROADCAST

This House It’s 1974 and the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle to change the future of the nation, whatever it takes. In this hung parliament, the ruling party holds on by a thread. Votes are won or lost by a majority of one, fist fights erupt in the bars, and ill MPs are hauled in to cast their votes. James Graham’s biting, energetic and critically-acclaimed new play strips politics down to the practical realities of those behind the scenes who roll up their sleeves, and on occasion bend the rules, to manoeuvre a diverse and conflicting chorus of MPs within the Mother of all Parliaments.

Sat 18 May I 8pm I £15

Chris Ramsey Feeling Lucky How did we get here? Elaborately laid plan, or just pure fluke? Who knows… do you feel lucky? Perhaps you should. This is Ramsey’s biggest ever live tour following the complete sell-out of his Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated Best Comedy Show, Offermation in 2012. Last year also saw Chris host his own show, Chris Ramsey’s Comedy Fringe, present BBC Three’s 8 hour-long Comedy Marathon live at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and star in BBC Two’s brand-new sitcom Hebburn, alongside Vic Reeves. Chris is now developing his own show with Avalon Television and is regular face on Celebrity Juice (ITV2), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC Two) and 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4).

Tues 21 May I 7pm TBC I £12.50, conc. £10

Ennio Morricone

Live from the Cannes Film Festival Hear some of the greatest film scores of all time, performed live from Cannes in this once in a lifetime experience from the great Ennio Morricone. During his 50 year career, Oscar Winner Morricone has scored approximately 500 movies, and in the last 10 years, conducted over 150 concerts across the globe. The Maestro’s concerts are a completely unique type of event, where the beauty and magnificence of his work comes to life. Morricone conducts his most famous film music with its original orchestrations, performing with a symphonic orchestra of 93 elements and a polyphonic choir of 80 elements. His repertoire includes The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in America, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso and The Untouchables, amongst many others. PAGE 8


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 Thurs 30 May I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10 I Pre-theatre meals £10

And All Because the Ladies Love a Right Guid Gab Following a sell-out performance which wowed audiences at Carnegie Hall this February, we have three more chances to catch this hilarious show in Fife. The Best Thing to come out of Fife since The Skids. Things are looking rosy in Ella Baxter’s world. Her and hubby, Sawndy, are fair looking forward to a trip up the highlands for a wedding. Aye everything is looking absolutely braw until the village’s top gossip, Babs White, bursts in Ella’s door with some big news. A Fife version of The Steamie. Also at Carnegie Hall on Fri 31 May and Rothes Halls on Sat 1 June

Fri 31 May I 7.30pm I £15 I Age 16+ COMEDY STORE MANAGEMENT & 4DVD PROUDLY PRESENT

Tom Stade Totally Rocks Following last year’s sell-out debut UK tour, don’t miss Canadian émigré Tom Stade with his brand new live show. Join this “part devil, part dude” (The Scotsman) as he shares his refreshingly laid-back and unconventional ethos on life; playfully leading audiences into a world where there are no boundaries. Anything goes. A rollicking show that is quintessentially Tom Stade; expect brilliantly mischievous and charming, frequently cutting close to the bone, jam packed with sharp and inventive observations. Star of BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Lee Mack’s All Star Cast, this is your chance to catch comedy’s coolest stand-up live. “Unmissable.” Edinburgh Evening News “Gloriously funny.” The Scotsman

Save the Date! Kirkcaldy Galleries: Library I Museum I Art Gallery I Visitor Information Join us for the grand opening on 8 & 9 June! Authors, books, crafts, historical characters, art exhibition, workshops and much more taking place in the Galleries, gardens and Adam Smith Theatre. It's a packed, fun weekend for the whole family. Look out for the full events programme in May. PAGE 9


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 Wed 5 & Thurs 6 June I 7.30pm £12, conc. £10, schools £5 I Age 14+

Some Other Mother High up in a Glasgow tower block, ten-year old Star and her mother await the outcome of their claim for asylum. As Mama’s mind fragments under the pressure of their unknown future, Star constructs a poetic and fantastical world of her own. Programmed at the heart of Refugee Week Scotland, Some Other Mother is a story of loss and survival which explores the traumatising impact of the asylum system, regardless of the outcome. “The emotional impact is shattering and beautifully conveyed.” Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

Tues 11 & Wed 12 June I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10, schools £5 Pre-theatre meals £10

Calum’s Road Adapted by David Harrower, from the book by Roger Hutchinson Calum’s Road has become the stuff of modern folklore. It is the remarkable true story of one man’s single-minded determination to challenge the powers-that-be and that story is returning to stages across Scotland by popular demand. Calum MacLeod, having battled the inaction of the authorities on Raasay for years, sets off alone with a pick, a shovel and a wheelbarrow to build a road that will connect up the island. His daughter has been forced to board at secondary school on Skye and now Calum’s not having it any more. He wants to turn the tide of neglect and indifference and keep his family – and community – together. His unpaid labour of love was to dominate the last 10 years of Calum’s life and leave behind a legacy – both practical and poetic – carved into the landscape he loved. Directed by the highly-acclaimed Gerry Mulgrew, the National Theatre of Scotland presents Calum’s Road in co-production with Communicado Theatre Company. ★★★★

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The Scotsman

★★★★

The Guardian


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 Thurs 13 June I 7pm I £12.50, conc. £10 I Pre-theatre meals £10

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE BROADCAST

The Audience For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses. The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen, from Churchill to Cameron. The Audience reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen. “Helen Mirren is magnificent. She makes The Audience a right-royal great night out.” Independent

Mon 17 & Tues 18 June I Mon 7.30pm

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I Tues 10am

£12.50, conc. £10.50, schools £8.50 I All tickets £10 if booked by 20 May I Age 12+ BLACKEYED THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOUTH HILL PARK PRESENT

Teechers

by John Godber

“there is only one fitting description of Teechers... winner” Daily Telegraph

Fast-moving, inventive and highly entertaining, Teechers is John Godber’s brilliant take on life at a modern Comprehensive. Through their hilarious end-of-term play, three Year 11s exuberantly sketch the new drama teacher’s progress through two terms of unruly classes, cynical colleagues and obstructive caretakers. Brought to the stage by highly acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre, with high energy, break-neck comedy and breathtaking ensemble performances, Teechers is a modern classic with something vital to say about education for the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’. Thurs 25 – Sat 27 July I 7.15pm & Sat mat 2.15pm I £15, conc. £12.50 ON AT FIFE YOUTH MUSIC THEATRE AN AMATEUR YOUTH PRODUCTION BY ARRANGEMENT WITH THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP LTD.

Phantom of the Opera Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command. Its sensational score includes Think of Me, Angel of Music, Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Masquerade and the title song.

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by Charles Hart Additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe Book by Richard Stilgoe & Andrew Lloyd Webber Based on the novel “Le Fantome de ‘l’Opéra” by Gaston Leroux Originally directed by Harold Prince Orchestrations by David Cullen & Andrew Lloyd Webber Original production by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group Ltd.

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www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 Tues 27 – Thurs 29 August & Tues 3 – Thurs 5 September 7.30pm I £25, conc. £23

The Lady Boys of Bangkok Glamorous Amorous! With a title like that it could only be the Ladyboys of Bangkok! They’re back! Dripping with diamante and sizzling on stage, with new songs and side splitting comedy, in this brand new show for 2013. Join the festivities as the cast take you on a parade through comedy, cabaret and carnival beat, with 16 of the world’s most entrancing beauties. Perfect make-up, stunning costumes, iconic numbers and fabulous choreography, this is a fantastic party night, culminating in a breathless and unique grand finale. Seen by over 1 million people – this is the party not to be missed! “high on the list of shows to see before you die, so why not do it now?” Fringe Guru – Brighton

Tues 10 September I 7.30pm I £12.50, conc. £10.50, schools & students £5

THE BALL

All tickets £10 if booked by 13 August

LONDON CLASSIC THEATRE

Betrayal

by Harold Pinter

Emma is married to Robert, a publisher. But for seven years, she has been having an affair with Jerry, a literary agent and 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. Playwright, director, actor, poet and political activist, Harold Pinter wrote twenty-nine plays, including The Birthday Party, Old Times, The Homecoming, No Man’s Land and The Caretaker. In 2005, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. PAGE 12


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583302 Wed 11 September I 7.30pm I £17.50

Derek Acorah

The Eternal Spirits Tour See this brand new show for 2013 starring one of the most famous Spiritualist Mediums of his generation. Described by The Guardian as “the model of the modern medium”, Derek’s sincere and friendly approach marks him out as someone very special as he continues to bring help and support to so many. 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.

Also at Carnegie Hall on Sat 8 June. Thurs 12 September I 8pm £12, conc. £10 I All tickets £10 if booked by 13 August

Des Dillon Storyteller

FIFE COMEDY CIRCUIT

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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 Connolly meandering style, Dillon’s stand up is both eye-wateringly funny and bizarrely touching, but not literally! Also at Carnegie Hall on Tue 10 Sept and Rothes Halls on Wed 11 Sept

Coming Soon: Sat 14 September

Booster Cushion Alan in Wonderland and the 3 Goats Plus...

Wed 18 September

Rapture Theatre The Collection

Fri 27 September

MacRobert Arts Centre Educating Ronnie

Sun 29 September

Hairy MacLary

Sun 6 October

Magic of the Beatles

6 December – 11 January

Adam Smith Theatre Annual Pantomime ON Sale Now

The Little Mermaid

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East Port, Dunfermline KY12 7JA Box Office: 01383 602302 Box Office open 10am – 5.30pm Mon – Sat and one hour before performances

A lovely art deco theatre in the heart of Dunfermline, Carnegie Hall presents a fantastic range of music, drama, comedy, dance and children’s shows. The adjacent Music Institute with its meeting rooms and studio theatre welcomes local arts and children’s groups and hosts the creation of new productions.

Located within Carnegie Hall, Tiffany’s stunning bistro bar is family-friendly, with terrific views across the Forth Bridges. It’s open Monday to Saturday,10am – 3.30pm, and serves meals, snacks and home baking. The bar is open on performance, nights and our popular pre-theatre meals are available prior to certain shows. Tiffany’s can also be booked for a celebratory meal or even a small wedding. To discuss your special event, call Tiffany’s direct on 01383 602397.

Wed 1 May I 7pm I £20 I Pre-theatre meals £10

DF CONCERTS PRESENTS

Ricky Ross

Untold Stories Tour Support from My Darling Clementine In 2012 Ricky Ross celebrated 25 years in Deacon Blue, with the release of a Top 20 album and a sell-out 17 date UK tour with the band. In 2013 Ricky plans on doing something a little different, taking the opportunity to play songs from his solo career, including tracks from his new solo album Trouble Came Looking, some Deacon Blue songs that you might not normally hear, as well as some of their classics. Ricky says “this is a great opportunity for me. Gregor Philp will accompany me on guitar and the two of us will set off driving ourselves around the country... I’m looking forward to playing places we couldn’t get to with Deacon Blue, and sharing the untold stories behind my songs.” Trouble Came Looking is released on 8 April 2013 on Edsel Records. PAGE 14


www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302

Thurs 2 May I 7.30pm I £12., conc. £10

VAMM VAMM kick off their tour with a stop at Carnegie Hall, to celebrate the release of their debut album. Newly founded in 2012, Shetland born Catriona Macdonald (founding member of Blazin’ Fiddles), Perthshire’s Patsy Reid (founding member of Breabach) and Norwegian Marit Fält, seamlessly create a dynamic yet intimate sound that will take your breath away. A stunning live illustration of sheer talent, this exciting string trio will weave together melodies and harmonies, creating a rich sound that bursts with texture and groove. VAMM’s debut album is released on 22 April 2013. Fri 3 May I 7.30pm I £12.50, conc. £10.50 LAKIN MCCARTHY PRESENT

Arthur Smith: Exposed Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution Arthur Smith and bask in an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the ‘alternative comedians’ who shook up the world of light entertainment in the 80s and 90s and has appeared on BBC TV’s Grumpy Old Men. Expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs and readings from his recently published memoir My Name Is Daphne Fairfax which has won praise from literary critics. Put simply, he is one of our funniest and most original comic performers, guaranteeing to bring you a night of hilarity, mirth and scandal... with a touch of rudeness thrown in for good measure. PAGE 15


www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 Sat 4 May I 7.30pm I £17.50, conc. £15.50 Pre-theatre meals £10 I All tickets £13 if booked by 6 April

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THE J-WORD PRESENTS

Trilok Gurtu, Paolo Fresu, Omar Sosa Fraser Fifield & Graeme Stephen Three of the most adventurous musicians are brought together for an evening of musical magic. India’s Trilok Gurtu is widely regarded as the world’s greatest percussionist; his totally individual technique combines Indian tradition with many other styles to stunning effect. “Gurtu seduced the auditorium with awesome percussion magic and pure theatre.” The Herald. Lyrical Sardinian trumpeter Paolo Fresu has absorbed the influences of Miles Davies and Louis Armstrong into his own uniquely passionate voice. “One of the great stars of European jazz.” The Independent. Cuban pianist Omar Sosa fuses a wide range of jazz, world music and electronic elements with his native Afro-Cuban roots to create a completely fresh sound. “Atmospheric, joyously physical, profound and playful, and always utterly absorbing.” The Herald. Guitarist Graeme Stephen, currently Scottish Jazz Award winner for innovation, provides the perfect foil for Fraser Fifield’s pipes, sax, whistles and electronics. Together they make a truly original sound, rooted in the Scottish folk tradition but exploratory by nature.

Wed 8 – Sat 11 May I 7.15pm with Sat Mat 2.15pm £12, conc. £10 I Pre-theatre meals £10 – Friday & Saturday only

KELTY MUSICAL ASSOCIATION PRESENT

The Pajama Game The Pajama Game debuted on Broadway in 1954 and made its way to the silver screen a few years later, with the irrepressible Doris Day in the leading role! Now Kelty Musical Association lets you enjoy numbers such as Hernando’s Hideaway, Hey There and Steam Heat with this musical performance, brought to you by the company who presented the much enjoyed Oklahoma! in 2012. PAGE 16


www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302

Wed 15 May I 7.30pm I £17.50 I Pre-theatre meals £10

The Zombies Formed in 1961 in St Albans and led by Rod Argent on piano and Colin Blunstone on vocals, The Zombies scored US hits in the mid and late 1960s with She’s Not There, Tell Her No, and Time of the Season. Their 1968 album Odessey and Oracle is ranked no.80 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time! In a recent Top 100 British Albums chart featured by NME, Odessey & Oracle, at no. 32, was described as “British psychedelia with a kaleidoscopic vision that rivals even The Beatles.” The band take to the road again after over 50 years together playing the great hits that made them a key influence for generations of bands to come.

Fri 17 May I 7.30pm I £10, conc. £8.50

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All tickets £8.50 if booked by 19 April

RIGHT LINES PRODUCTIONS

Be Silent or Be Killed Scottish businessman Roger Hunt was sent to India in November 2008 to set up a new work project. Shortly after his arrival he was caught up in a bloody terrorist attack which claimed the lives of many innocent people, who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Be Silent or Be Killed is about choice, coincidence and consequence. It’s about decision-making and intuition, hope and determination, and most of all, it’s about holding true to the maxim – never give up, never say die. For 40 hours, Roger concealed himself in his Mumbai hotel room, fighting for his life. He survived, just. This is his story. Also at Rothes Halls on Sat 18 May PAGE 17


www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302

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Sat 18 May I 7.30pm I £17.50, conc. £15 I Pre-theatre meals £10 I All tickets £15 if booked by 20 April

Magic A Kind of Queen Widely regarded as the finest tribute to Queen, this popular show features all of the greatest hits, including Bohemian Rhapsody, A Kind of Magic, Under Pressure, We Are the Champions and many more. Well known on the UK theatre circuit for their tributes to Queen, the Electric Light Orchestra and even the Beach Boys, Magic has been entertaining with their truly live show for over 20 years. It’s a kind of magic, magic, magic!

Fri 24 May I 7.30pm I £10, conc. £8

ISOSCELES

On Our Way to Lisbon On Our Way to Lisbon (or The Italian Job) tells the story of how, in 1967, Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup with a victory over the mighty Inter Milan. Two fans look back and fondly recreate the night that the Bhoys in Green and White beat the hardest team in the world and draped Europe in green, white and gold. Put on those scarves, dust off your passport and come with us once again as Celtic steam-roll over the best teams in Europe to become the immortal Lisbon Lions. “... this is a two-man play with a cast of thousands... physical theatre at its best... hilarious slow-motion scenes... high octane stuff and marvellously executed... I felt the entirely enthusiastic audience could happily have stayed for more.” Mail on Sunday PAGE 18


www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 Sat 25 May I 7pm I £10, conc. £8

Dunfermline Strathspey & Reel Society 23rd Fiddlers’ Rally Under the Baton of Ron Smith with guest artiste Calum Johnston, there will be approximately 70 musicians on stage from Societies all over Scotland.

music at THE BALL

Wed 29 May I 8pm I £11, conc. £10 I All tickets £9 if booked by 1 May

Boo Hewerdine and Brooks Williams State of the Union Boo Hewerdine is an English songwriter and lead singer of indie legends The Bible. Brooks Williams is a slide guitar wizard from Statsboro, Georgia, USA. Their album, released in April 2012 on Reveal (Joan As Policewoman, LAU etc), has had great reviews in Q and The Word and autumn 2012 saw State Of The Union support Eddi Reader on her Scottish tour dates. Come and hear a pairing of two unique and talented musicians as they present State of the Union live on stage. Thurs 30 May I 7.30pm I £15, conc. £13 All tickets £14 if booked by 2 May

THE BALL

Celtic Fiddle Festival Called “three of the finest folk violinists anywhere” by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrate the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (Brittany, France) and André Brunet (Quebec, Canada) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. Along with acclaimed guitarist Nicholas Quemener from Brittany, the quartet combine their talents, musical traditions and spontaneous humour for an evening of dazzling energy and subtle grace. These traditional masters showcase their regional repertoires and together conjure an experience of breathtaking performances. “Three sensational fiddlers from three distinct Celtic traditions. Exhilarating fun!” Boston Herald PAGE 19


www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 Fri 31 May I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10 I Pre-theatre meals £10

GOLDFISH THEATRE

And All Because the Ladies Love a Right Guid Gab A Fife version of The Steamie. See page 9 for full details Also at Adam Smith Theatre on Thur 30 May and Rothes Halls on Sat 1 June

Sat 1 June I 7.30pm I £21.50 I Pre-theatre meals £10

Rat Pack Live

The ‘swingsational’ smash hit They were the definition of cool during their Vegas heyday – Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jnr and Frank Sinatra. Combining the full sound of big band swing with charisma, panache and swagger, the trio – collectively known as The Rat Pack – had attitude to spare. The evening’s Dean Martin triumphantly portrayed Dino in the West End; Sammy Davis Jnr toured the UK as both Sammy and Nat King Cole; Frank Sinatra played Ol’ Blue Eyes in West End hit Rat Pack Confidential. “A splendidly tough yet laid back performance.” The Times. Featuring all the infamous patter of the Rat Pack live, prepare to experience the definition of cool... PAGE 20


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music at THE BALL

Mon 3 June I 8pm I £11, conc. £10 I All tickets £9 if booked by 6 May

Lulo Reinhardt Project “one thing is certain: Lulo is a fantastic musician, worthy of the Reinhardt name.” London Evening Standard The ‘Reinhardt name’ of course refers to Lulo’s world famous grand-uncle, Django, the great gypsy guitarist who, with violinist Stephane Grappelli and their Hot Club de France, created an entirely new way of playing jazz in the 1930s and 1940s. Lulo was taught guitar from age 5 by his late father, Bawo, and has developed the wonderful rhythmic and melodic music of this birthright by adding Latin swing and flamenco rhythms to create a unique and dynamic combination of musical styles and emotions.

Wed 5 June I 7.30pm I £10, conc. £8.50 I Pre-theatre meals £10 DYAD PRODUCTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THEATRE TOURS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS

Austen’s Women Adapted & performed by Rebecca Vaughan, directed by Guy Masterson

Thirteen of Jane Austen’s most celebrated female characters are brought to life in this bold revisiting of the most exciting moments from Austen’s ‘two inches of ivory’. In scenes of high comedy and moments of profound pathos, Lizzy Bennet, Emma Woodhouse, Marianne Dashwood and many more, fall in love, alienate their friends and commit notorious improprieties. Using only Austen’s words, Rebecca Vaughan offers a brilliant and illuminating distillation of 19th century feminism. “Nothing short of breathtaking… you won’t see too many one-woman shows as good as this.” ★★★★★Adelaide Theatre Guide “A startling feat of performance, portrayal, writing and direction... strongly recommended.” Fringe Review

Sat 8 June I 7.30pm I £17.50 I Pre-theatre meals £10

Derek Acorah

The Eternal Spirits Tour See page 13 for full details Also at Adam Smith Theatre on Wed 11 September PAGE 21


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music at Sun 9 June I 8pm I £11, conc. £10 I All tickets £9 if booked by 12 May

Budapest Café Orchestra

THE BALL

The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy music from across the Balkans and Russia. In a wide-ranging programme of tunes evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires – with a few surprises along the way – it’s good enough to make you want to book a holiday along the Danube! The band features Chris Garrick, one of Europe’s most celebrated jazz violinists, and Eddie Hession, a supreme accordion champion of Great Britain. “The fiery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the finest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet…” The Times

music at Fri 14 Jun I 8pm I £11, conc. £10

THE BALL

All tickets £9 if booked by 17 May

Adam Sutherland Adam comes from Errogie on the south shores of Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland. In his early thirties, he is one of Scotland’s most exciting fiddle players, composers and teachers in a thriving scene, drenched in talent. Outfits that Adam has been a part of include The Treacherous Orchestra, Session A9, Peatbog Faeries, Babelfish and Croft no. Five. He has also played with a host of other well known acts including Salsa Celtica and Manran. Adam’s tunes are perhaps his most impressive legacy and he is now launching his own solo career, performing all his own tunes with his brand new and utterly superb band. PAGE 22


www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 Mon 10 June I 10.30am I £4.50, conc. £3.50

age

3–7

GRINAGOG THEATRE

Max on Holiday Max the mouse is back, and this time he’s on his summer holidays! Join him at the beach as he meets new friends, plays new games and has a brand new adventure. From the star of the show Wonderland, Max on Holiday is the latest production from the team who brought you Little Ulla and Twinkle Bell. A brand new show for young children, with interactive storytelling, puppets and song. “fast becoming a new force in Scottish theatre for young children.” Sunday Herald Also at Lochgelly Centre on Mon 10 June, 1.30pm and Tues 11 June, 10.30am & 1.30pm

Sat 15 & Sun 16 June I Sat 2.30pm & 7pm; Sun 2.30pm I £10, child £7

The Dance Bank The Pied Piper Pupils from The Dance Bank in Dunfermline, Dalgety Bay and Kelty come together for their biennial production. Pupils from 2½ years to Adult will appear in The Dance Bank’s version of The Pied Piper.

Sat 22 June I 7pm I £10, conc. £7

Fife Academy of Performing Arts

Alice in Wonderland Follow Alice on her thrilling and captivating journey as the students from Fife Academy of Performing Arts take a modern twist on a classic tale. PAGE 23


at a glance APRIL

page no. 7.30pm

Rapture Theatre The Sash

Adam Smith Theatre

Wed 1

7pm

Ricky Ross

Carnegie Hall

Thur 2 – Sat 4

Various

The 15th Kingdom of Fife Beer Festival

Rothes Halls

Thur 2

7.30pm

VAMM

Carnegie Hall

15

Thur 2

7.30pm

Lee Nelson

Rothes Halls

37

Fri 3

7.30pm

Arthur Smith: Exposed

Carnegie Hall

15

Sat 4

7.30pm

The J Word Gurtu/Fresu/Sosa Trio

Carnegie Hall

16

Sat 4

7.30pm

Motor Racing Legend Johnny Herbert

Rothes Halls

38

Sun 5

7.30pm

Animals and Friends

Adam Smith Theatre

Mon 6

7.30pm

Nell Bryden

Adam Smith Theatre

5

Wed 8

8pm

Malcolm Middleton

Adam Smith Theatre

6

Wed 8 – Sat 11

7.15pm Sat mat 2.15pm

Kelty Musical Association The Pajama Game

Carnegie Hall

Thur 9

8pm

The Agony & Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

Adam Smith Theatre

Thur 9

7.30pm

Billy Ocean

Rothes Halls

Fri 10

7.30pm

East Fife Ladies Choir Spring Concert

Adam Smith Theatre

Sat 11

7.30pm

Battlefield Band

Adam Smith Theatre

7

Sun 12

4pm

Live from The Bolshoi Romeo and Juliet

Adam Smith Theatre

7

Sun 12 – Mon 13

Sun 2pm & 4.30pm Mon 11.30am

The Gruffalo’s Child

Lochgelly Centre

Tue 14

7pm

Woodmill Singers

Carnegie Hall

Wed 15

7.30pm

The Zombies

Carnegie Hall

17

Thur 16 & Fri 17

7.30pm

Glenrothes Theatre Company Molly Whuppie

Rothes Halls

39

Thur 16

7.00pm

NT Live This House

Adam Smith Theatre

Fri 17

7.30pm

Be Silent or Be Killed

Carnegie Hall

Sat 18

8pm

Chris Ramsey Feeling Lucky

Adam Smith Theatre

Sat 18

7.30pm

Magic A Kind of Queen

Carnegie Hall

18

Sat 18

7.30pm

Be Silent or Be Killed

Rothes Halls Studio

39

Sat 18

7.30pm

The Searchers

Rothes Halls

39

Tue 21

7pm tbc

Ennio Morricone live from CANNES

Adam Smith Theatre

Wed 22

7.30pm

Jeff Innocent Comedy for Grown Ups

Rothes Halls

40 40

Wed 24 – Sat 27

4

MAY 14

5

16 6 38 6

34

8 17 8

8

Thur 23

7.30pm

The Tannahill Weavers

Rothes Halls

Thur 23 – Sat 25

7pm

The Kingdom Singers

Carnegie Hall

Fri 24

7.30pm

On Our Way to Lisbon

Carnegie Hall

18

Fri 24

7.30pm

Rose Room Seonaid Aitken

Rothes Halls

41

Sat 25

7pm

Fiddlers’ Rally

Carnegie Hall

19

Sun 26

7.30pm

The Dublin Legends

Rothes Halls

41

Wed 29

8pm

State of the Union

Tiffany’s, Carnegie Hall

19

Wed 29 – Sat 1

7.30pm

LADAMA A Night of Musical Magic

Lochgelly Centre

34

Thur 30

7.30pm

A Right Guid Gab

Adam Smith Theatre

Thur 30

7.30pm

Celtic Fiddle Festival

Carnegie Hall

Fri 31

7.30pm

Tom Stade Totally Rocks

Adam Smith Theatre

Fri 31

7.30pm

A Right Guid Gab

Carnegie Hall

20

Sat 1

7.30pm

Rat Pack Live

Carnegie Hall

20

Sat 1

7.30pm

A Right Guid Gab

Rothes Halls

42

Mon 3

8pm

Lulo Reinhardt Project

Tiffany’s, Carnegie Hall

21

Tue 4

7.30pm

Shaolin Warriors

Rothes Halls

42

Tue 4

7pm

Variety Performance in aid of Lochgelly Gala Day

Lochgelly Centre

Wed 5

7.30pm

Austen’s Women

Carnegie Hall

21

Wed 5 & Thur 6

7.30pm

Some Other Mother

Adam Smith Theatre

10

Thur 6

7.30pm

Ruthie Henshall

Rothes Halls

43

9 19 9

JUNE

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JUNE Sat 8 Sun 9 Mon 10 Mon 10 – Tues 11 Tue 11 & Wed 12 Wed 12 & Fri 14 Thur 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 & Sun 16 Sat 15 Mon 17 & Tue 18 Fri 21 & Sat 22 Sat 22 Wed 26 Wed 26 – Fri 28 Sat 29 Sun 30

7.30pm 8pm 10.30am 1.30pm; Tues 10.30am & 1.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 7pm 8pm Sat 2.30pm & 7pm; Sun 2.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm; Tue 10am 7pm; Sat 1pm & 7pm 7pm 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

Derek Acorah Budapest Café Orchestra Grinagog Theatre Max on Holiday

Carnegie Hall Tiffany’s, Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall

21 22 23

Grinagog Theatre Max on Holiday National Theatre of Scotland Calum’s Road The Happy Lands (film) NT Live The Audience Adam Sutherland

Lochgelly Centre Adam Smith Theatre Lochgelly Centre Adam Smith Theatre Tiffany’s, Carnegie Hall

35 10 35 11 22

The Dance Bank The Pied Piper Joe Longthorne Blackeyed Theatre Teechers Cheryl Crawford Dance Showtime 2013 FAPA Alice in Wonderland Blackmore’s Night Yvonne Gray Dance Once Upon a Dream David MacGregor & Stuart O’Brien Leo Blanco

Carnegie Hall Rothes Halls Adam Smith Theatre Rothes Halls Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Rothes Halls Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall

23 43 11 44 23 26 44 26 28

Summer Jazz Courses National Festival of Youth Theatre 2013 The Jungle Book Starcatchers Sonic Playground Starcatchers Too Many Cooks Starcatchers Yarla and the Winter Wood The Scottish Schools Orchestra Phantom of the Opera An Amateur Youth Group Production

Lochgelly Centre Rothes Halls Lochgelly Centre Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Lochgelly Centre

36 44 35 27 27 27 36

Adam Smith Theatre

11

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham Kingdom Brass Annual Concert MacFloyd The Real Thing TV Psychic Tony Stockwell The Lady Boys of Bangkok Ben E. King & Jimmy James Company Chordelia & Scottish Opera Dance Derby One Night of Queen Singing Kettle Rumble in the Jungle

Carnegie Hall Lochgelly Centre Rothes Halls Carnegie Hall Rothes Halls Adam Smith Theatre Carnegie Hall

28 45 29 44 12 29

Carnegie Hall Rothes Halls Carnegie Hall

30 45 30

The Lady Boys of Bangkok Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dunfermline Gilbert & Sullivan Society North Sea Gas Bert Kaempfert Gala Concert Tea Dance for Maggie’s London Classic Theatre Betrayal Des Dillon Storyteller Derek Acorah Des Dillon Storyteller Roadkill Des Dillon Storyteller Kieran Goss Masters Of The House Scottish Chamber Orchestra Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Scottish Marines

Adam Smith Theatre Carnegie Hall Carnegie Hall Rothes Halls Rothes Halls Lochgelly Centre Adam Smith Theatre Carnegie Hall Adam Smith Theatre Rothes Halls Carnegie Hall Adam Smith Theatre Carnegie Hall Rothes Halls Carnegie Hall

12 31 31 46 46 36 12 31 13 47 32 13 32 47 33

Carnegie Hall

33

JULY Mon 1 – Fri 5 Thur 4 – Sun 7 Sat 6 Wed 10 Thurs 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Thur 25 – Sat 27

Various Various 2.30pm & 7pm From 10.30am 10.30am & 1.30pm 10.30am & 1.30pm 2.45pm & 4.45pm 7.15pm (& Sat mat 2.15pm)

AUGUST Fri 16 Sat 17 Sat 17 Fri 23 Tue 27 Tue 27 – Thur 29 Thur 29 Fri 30

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

Sat 31 Sat 31 & Sun 1

7.30pm 12noon & 3pm

SEPTEMBER Tue 3 – Thur 5 Wed 4 Fri 6 Fri 6 Sat 7 Tue 10 Tue 10 Tue 10 Wed 11 Wed 11 Wed 11 – Sat 14 Thur 12 Thur 12 Thur 12 Sun 15 Thur 19

7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7pm 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm 8pm Various 8pm 7.30pm 7:30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

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Wed 26 June I 7.30pm I £28

Blackmore’s Night Blackmore’s Night is the unique musical Renaissance/Folk/Rock project of legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and award winning singer/songwriter Candice Night. Achieving fame as the composer and guitarist for Deep Purple and Rainbow, and writer of rock’s national anthem Smoke on the Water, Blackmore always had a private passion for the bombastic regal music of the Renaissance period. When he teamed up with lyricist Candice Night, he was immediately drawn toward her nature driven lyrics and ethereal vocals, and so the duo created their own genre of music, encompassing the melodies of Renaissance times, but also capturing the romance, passion and chivalry of the time period. As Ritchie became a master of the acoustic guitar, mandolin and mandola, Candice also began to expand on her unique musical instrumentations and is now not only the lead vocalist, but she performs on 7 medieval wood wind instruments during their recordings and live performances. The innocence and purity of their music attracted fans worldwide and many gold records and awards later, they perform with their 6 piece Minstrel Band to sold-out venues world wide.

Sat 29 June I 7.30pm I £10

Jazz Guitar Duets with David MacGregor and Stuart O’Brien Once a student of Stuart O’Brien, now a touring international musician, David MacGregor returns to his home town for a one off performance with the man who 14 years ago taught him guitar. With a mixture of old, new and original material, this show makes for a fresh, interesting and exciting experience, guaranteed to thrill audiences, whether you’re a music expert or just want to relax and enjoy good music.

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www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 Wed 10 July I From 10.30am I £4.50, conc. £3.50 age

STARCATCHERS AND NIK PAGET-TOMLINSON IN ASSOCIATION WITH EAST RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL PRESENT

2+

Sonic Playground Welcome to a place where your footsteps make sounds and your movements animate the space. Welcome to the Sonic Playground, an interactive installation for young children and their carers. A space filled with music and electronic sounds to play amongst. Created as part of the Playground project, this a participatory theatre activity lasting approx. 30 minutes and running at intervals throughout the day. Please contact Box Office to book a slot.

Thurs 11 July I 10.30am & 1.30pm I £4.50, conc. £3.50 STARCATCHERS AND NIK PAGET-TOMLINSON IN ASSOCIATION WITH EAST RENFREWSHIRE COUNCIL PRESENT

Too Many Cooks

age

2–5

Welcome to the worlds noisiest kitchen where everything is not as it seems. Two cooks are preparing a special dish... it’s very loud and very messy and very... musical? An inventive, playful and sensory experience for 2 – 5 year olds, where pots and pans cook up melodies and food becomes fun. Created as part of the Playground Project.

Fri 12 July I 10.30am & 1.30pm I £4.50, conc. £3.50 STARCATCHERS AND JEN EDGAR IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOUTH LANARKSHIRE LEISURE & CULTURE PRESENT

age

0–4

Yarla and the Winter Wood Yarla lives in the woods. It is Winter time, and so he is listening. He can hear the wind in the trees, the birds in the sky, and the cracks and crunches of the woodland floor, but Yarla is only listening to the sounds of the sticks... and they are calling to him. Follow Yarla on a magical woodland journey that will arouse the senses. Filled with music, song and animation, Yarla and the Winter Wood is a multi-sensory story for 0 – 4 years, that children and adults alike will find enchanting. Created as part of the Playground Project. PAGE 27


www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 Sun 30 June I 7.30pm £10, conc. £7.50, schools & students go free

Leo Blanco Venezuelan pianist Leo Blanco is a genuine virtuoso with a huge musical personality. His music is rooted in the Africa-Latina rhythms of his homeland and enriched by his vast knowledge of jazz and understanding of the classical tradition. As a composer Blanco has scored music for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, his own string quartet and most recently, Scottish horn quartet Brass Jaw. His solo concerts are enthralling and rhapsodic displays of technical command and emotional communication that have earned him five-star reviews from The Scotsman and The Herald, as well as the coveted Bank of Scotland Herald Angel!

Fri 16 August I 7.30pm I £18, conc. £17 Pre-theatre meals £10

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham In 1988, two members from two of Scotland’s leading bands, The Boys of The Lough and Silly Wizard, came together to work on a television series. You could say the rest is history. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham enjoyed performing together so much that they decided to have a small tour that year. That tour marked the beginning of a remarkable working relationship and friendship that has endured and continued to thrive, and has seen them travel all over the world. 24 years on, their dedication to music has earned them both the title of Dr and the honour of an MBE, so please be upstanding and give a big Fife welcome, to Aly and Phil. PAGE 28


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Fri 23 August I 7.30pm I £22.50, conc. £20

Celebrating 40 Years The Real Thing Britain’s No.1 Soul band celebrates an incredible 40 years in the business. The three original vocalists, Chris and Eddie Amoo and Dave Smith perform with their own 5 piece band in a show that includes all their classic hits. The Real Thing sold three million singles in the 70s, with You to Me Are Everything, Can’t Get by Without You and Feel the Force, so expect to boogie along to these and many more of their massive hits. Book your tickets now and make this a night to remember!

Thurs 29 August I 7.30pm I £25 Pre-theatre meals £10

Superstars Of Soul

Ben E. King & Jimmy James Two true Superstars of Soul, Ben E. King & Jimmy James are joining forces to present this stunning show. Accompanied by The Vagabonds, a fabulous six piece live band, they will be performing ‘The songs that have provided the soundtracks to so many people’s lives’... Stand By Me, There Goes My Baby, Save The Last Dance For Me, Spanish Harlem, Amor, I’ll Go Where the Music Takes Me, Now is the Time… Plus many, many more! This show is a ‘must see’ for all true soul fans! PAGE 29


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Fri 30 August I 7.30pm I £12.50, under 26s £10 I Pre-theatre meals £10 COMPANY CHORDELIA AND SCOTTISH OPERA PRESENT

Dance Derby Strict rules, extreme conditions and ferocious competition. The Dance Marathons of Depression-era America were the reality shows of their day. Attracting huge audiences, they could last for weeks, with competitors stopping for only 10 minutes each hour to change their clothes or sleep; eating while they danced! Ten dancers, two actors and a six-piece jazz ensemble bring this drama to life to a soundtrack of songs from the 1930s, performed by soprano Nadine Livingston. Company Chordelia Artistic Director Kally Lloyd-Jones directs and Kennedy Aitchison leads the band.

Sat 31 August & Sun 1 September I 12pm & 3pm all ages

£11.50 I family of four £42 I groups 10+ £9.50 parent + babe in arms (12 months) £13.50

Singing Kettle Rumble in the Jungle Anya joins Gary and Kevin in the new look Singing Kettle line-up, as all three set off on their greatest ever adventure – deep into the undergrowth for Rumble in the Jungle. Follow the Jungle beat on the hunt for Magical Coloured Kettles and find clues for songs that will captivate and enthral the whole family. There’s music and mayhem, old friends and new, with plenty to sing about along the way. Packed with Singing Kettle favourites – Leap Frog, Do Your Ears Hang Low, Friends Like You and Bear Hunt. A singalong frenzy! Roars of laughter, fun-filled and action packed combined with the sheer energy of the Singing Kettle make Rumble in the Jungle a “must see” family show in 2013. Bonzo the Dog causes pandemonium with his mischievous monkeying around as the intrepid explorers uncover hilarious surprises under thousands of funky ferns and behind every banana tree. 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. PAGE 30


www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 Wed 4 September I 7.30pm I £10, conc. £8 ISOSCELES IN ASSOCIATION WITH USEFULL 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 enthralled 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

Fri 6 September I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10, child £5 DUNFERMLINE GILBERT AND SULLIVAN SOCIETY

Ballads, Songs and Snatches Dunfermline Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents 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. Featuring the principal singers and choruses of the society, the evening is staged as a concert with a difference!

Tues 10 September I 8pm I £12, conc. £10 I All tickets £10 if booked by 13 August

Des Dillon Storyteller

FIFE COMEDY CIRCUIT

THE BALL

See page 13 for full details Also at Rothes Halls on Wed 11 and Adam Smith Theatre on Thurs 12 Sept. PAGE 31


www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 Wed 11 – Sat 14 Sept I Wed – Fri 11am & 2.30pm, Sat 2.30pm & 7pm I Age 16+

Schools and Public Performances – contact Box Office for more details

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). The performances are brave and affecting, making it impossible to turn away or remain complacent. Roadkill is the only production in Edinburgh Fringe history to win every major theatre award. Roadkill contains strong language and adult themes. Recommended for audiences aged 16+. THE TIMES ★★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN ★★★★★ THE HERALD ★★★★★ THE METRO ★★★★★

Thurs 12 September I 7.30pm I £12.50

Kieran Goss “One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from Heaven.” Time Out 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; on stage is where Kieran really shines. This is a rare chance to see Kieran performing live and solo. Don’t miss it! “The sense of fun is tremendous, the playing first rate and the songs are sheer quality.” The Irish Times PAGE 32

THE GUARDIAN ★★★★


www.onfife.com Box Office 01383 602302 “Whenever the SCO is reunited with Swensen something magical always happens.” The Scotsman

Sun 15 September I 7.30pm I £14, seniors £12, Under 16 and other concs. £5 I Pre-theatre meals £10

Scottish Chamber Orchestra The world-renowned Scottish Chamber Orchestra makes a welcome return to Carnegie Hall this September with SCO Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen. Together they present music that’s perfect for a late summer’s evening including Beethoven’s lyrical Symphony No 4 – hailed by Schumann as a “slender Grecian maiden” – and Kodály’s wistful and folk-like Summer Evening. Strauss’ melodic Horn Concerto No 1 provides the perfect showcase for the virtuosic talents of SCO Principal Horn Alec Frank Gemmill. Thurs 19 September I 7.30pm I £13, conc. £11 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 concert will be a wonderfully colourful show with 45 Royal Marines Bandsmen on stage. These evenings are not to be missed! Every concert will feature the traditional stirring selection of traditional military music spearheaded by the splendid Corps of Drums, but this season the band will present different themes, including contemporary music, and an evening focused on “Big Band”.

Subsequent RM Band Concert dates for the season: Thurs 17 Oct, Thurs 14 Nov 2013. Thurs 16 Jan, Thurs 6 Mar 2014. Season tickets go on sale from Fri 5 July

Coming Soon: Sat 21 September

Mull Theatre Unspotted Show

Thurs 26 September

Elkie Brooks

Fri 27 September

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

Sat 28 September

Dick Gaughan

Sat 28 September

MacRobert Arts Centre Educating Ronnie

29 November – 24 December

Carnegie Hall Annual Family Christmas Show ON Sale Now

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Bank Street, Lochgelly KY5 9RD Box Office: 01592 583303 Box Office open 10am – 5.30pm Mon – Sat and one hour before performances

Since re-opening over a year ago, Lochgelly Centre has been busier than ever. This lovely modern facility houses a theatre auditorium, as well as a modern library, art gallery, local office services, art rooms, meeting rooms, sports hall and studio theatre. These spaces are available for hire for sports activities, clubs or events. In addition, Lochgelly Centre offers a wide range of arts based courses and classes, full details of which are found at www.onfife.com 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. Lilly’s is open 10am – 3pm Mon – Sat and also offers a Call and Collect service with food freshly made on request and packed up, ready to take away and enjoy. The bar is open for all performances.

Sun 12 & Mon 13 May I Sun 2pm & 4.30pm, Mon 11.30am I £10, conc. £8.50

age

4+

TALL STORIES

The Gruffalo’s Child Adapted from the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Songs, laughs and scary fun for children and their adults… “Fun, daft and a little scary!” ★★★★Time Out

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Wed 29 May – Sat 1 June I 7.30pm I £10, conc. £8

LOCHGELLY & DISTRICT AMATEUR MUSICAL ASSOCIATION

A Night of

Musical Magic Presenting the best loved melodies of Broadway and the West End. A spectacular cabaret of songs and dances, which are instantly recognisable and will appeal to everyone.


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 583303 age

Mon 10 – Tues 11 June I Mon 1.30pm, Tues 10.30am & 1.30pm I £4.50, conc. £3.50

3–7

GRINAGOG THEATRE

Max on Holiday Max the mouse is back, and this time he’s on his summer holidays! Join him at the beach as he meets new friends, plays new games and has a brand new adventure. From the star of the show Wonderland, Max on Holiday is the latest production from the team who brought you Little Ulla and Twinkle Bell. A brand new show for young children, with interactive storytelling, puppets and song. “fast becoming a new force in Scottish theatre for young children.” Sunday Herald Also at Carnegie Hall on Mon 10 June at 10.30am

Wed 12 & Fri 14 June I 7pm I £3 I FILM I PG

The Happy Lands It’s the General Strike 1926 – only seven years after the slaughter of the trenches, miners unions lead the country against savage austerity cuts handed to the nation by a Liberal-Conservative government. Inspired by true stories from local families in Fife, The Happy Lands follows the journey of law-abiding citizens who become law-breakers in a heroic battle against the state. It’s never a good time to stand up for your rights – but it’s always the right time. The Happy Lands is a Theatre Workshop Scotland Production supported by Creative Scotland through The National Lottery, in association with BBC Scotland.

Sat 6 July I 2.30pm & 7pm I £10

ON AT FIFE YOUTH MUSIC THEATRE

The Jungle Book There’s summer fun to be had with all your old favourites, from the chilled out beat of Baloo the bear, to the ever-wise Bagheera the panther. Join Mowgli in some jungle fun and swing and be entertained by the cast of ON at Fife Youth Music Theatre with the best tunes, new dances and costumes as they bring The Jungle Book to life. PAGE 35


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Summer Community Jazz Courses 2013 Supported by Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday 2 – Friday 5 July £120 Age 8 – 14: 10am – 12.30pm daily Age 16+: 2pm – 4.30pm daily (lead by Peter Petrie) Week long summer jazz courses, no previous jazz experience necessary. Each course culminates in a performance in St. Andrews on the Friday afternoon (bus provided). To book your place please email lesley.mcnaughton@onfife.com or call 07771 294652 Sat 13 July I 2.45pm & 4.45pm I £9, child £2

The Scottish Schools Orchestra The Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust (SScOT) presents two end-of-course concerts performed by children aged 9 to 15, conducted by Matthew Rowe, Robin Wedderburn, Susan Dingle & James Chamberlain, as the culmination of SScOT’s hugely popular annual residential course, held this year in Dunblane. “A fascinating insight into the potential of youth.” The Herald Tue 10 September I 2pm – 4pm I £7

Tea Dance to benefit Maggie’s Kirkcaldy Grace Black and Walter Ireland present an afternoon of easy listening music to get your toes tapping. Profits will go to Maggie’s Centre, Kirkcaldy to help in their work supporting people with cancer. Tickets price includes tea and cake.

Coming Soon: Sat 17 August

Kingdom Brass Annual Concert

Fri 13 & Sat 14 September

Zodiac & ZeeDC School of Dance

Fri 18 & Sat 19 October

Tall Stories The Snail and the Whale

Fife Summer Jazz Course 2013 Supported by

Monday 1 – Friday 5 July

Fife Youth Jazz Orchestra

St. Leonard’s School and Sixth Form College St. Andrews Course Director Richard Michael Full residential rate: £390, concession £330 Full non-residential rate: £275, concession £215 To book please contact Lyn Christie on 08451 555555 ext 446046 or email lyn.christie@onfife.com

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Kingdom Centre, Glenrothes KY7 5NX Box Office: 01592 611101 Box Office open 10am – 5.30pm Mon – Sat and later on performance nights

A modern and well-equipped events and conference centre situated in the Kingdom Shopping Centre in Glenrothes, Rothes Halls hosts large-scale music, comedy and drama productions. Our busy café is open 8.30am – 3pm and offers delicious, freshly prepared meals, plus coffee and home baking. The bar is open 1 hour before performances on show nights. Look out for our popular pre-theatre meals on selected shows. Our catering team can also provide full service for conferences, social events and dinner dances. Fifespace and Fotospace, our vibrant galleries for visual arts are located on the first floor, with free entry and a new exhibition every six weeks. The first floor also features conference rooms, suitable for interviews, seminars, training courses, presentations and dinners.

Thurs 2 May I 7.30pm I £23.50

Lee Nelson Brand new show for 2013 I’ve hosted Live at the Apollo, sold out my three-times extended Lee Nelson Live tour, had over two million people watching Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and I’ve got a brand new series, Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People on BBC3. The time’s now right… for me to come back to Glenrothes! So get yourselves along to my brand new show for a night of qwaliteeee jokes, games and banter. Everyone’s welcome. Plus I’ll be bringing Dr Bob, Jason Bent and a few others.

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Sat 4 May I 7.30pm I £18.50

An Evening with Motor Racing Legend Johnny Herbert This brand new presentation is an absolute must for all ‘Petrol Heads’ as Sky TV’s Grand Prix presenter and former British Grand Prix Winner Johnny Herbert takes to the stage to discuss all things Motor Racing! The evening, which will be hosted by former Top Gear presenter Steve Berry, will feature not only Johnny Herbert with a full audio-visual presentation, but will also enable the audience to ask questions and get the all important answers from this motor racing star. Find out what really goes on behind the scenes, and the steering wheel on the F1 Grand Prix racing circuit.

Thurs 9 May I 7.30pm I £28 I Pre-theatre meals £10

Billy Ocean Support from all female trio Woman Billy Ocean is one of the biggest recording stars Britain has ever produced, having sold over 30 million records to date. From his 70s hits such as Love Really Hurts and Red Light, to the 80s mega hits of Caribbean Queen and When the Going Gets Tough, Billy Ocean has blessed the charts with many timeless songs. After taking a break to spend time with his family, Billy went back on the road in 2007 and released a new album Because I Love You in 2008. Having recently gone back into the studio with old collaborator Barry Eastmond to record his new album, released this year, see a legend on stage and hear the classics that made Billy, a superstar in the music world. PAGE 38


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 Thurs 16 & Fri 17 May I 7.30pm I £6.50, conc. £5.50, family of four £22

GLENROTHES THEATRE COMPANY

Molly Whuppie An epic adventure by Ron Nicol with music and lyrics by Barbara Tulloch. Molly Whuppie is a bold and clever girl who loves having adventures. When Prince Wilfrid falls in love with her, King Walter challenges Molly to steal the Ogre’s sword, purse and ring of power, hoping she’ll become the Ogre’s favourite meal – little girlie grilled on toast! Can Molly use her wits to escape the Ogre’s clutches? All ends happily, of course – except for the Ogre! Molly Whuppie promises fun for all the family. Sat 18 May I 7.30pm I £10, conc. £8.50 All tickets £8.50 if booked by 20 April I Rothes Halls Studio

RIGHT LINES PRODUCTIONS

THE BALL

Be Silent or Be Killed For 40 hours, Roger concealed himself in his Mumbai hotel room, fighting for his life. He survived, just. This is his story. See page 17 for details. Also on at Carnegie Hall on Fri 17 May

Sat 18 May I 7.30pm I £19, conc. £17 Pre-theatre meals £10

The Searchers Now celebrating their 50th Anniversary, The Searchers remarkable career continues. With such classic hits as Sweets For My Sweet, Needles and Pins, Don’t Throw Your Love Away, Sugar and Spice and When You Walk In The Room, they have contributed enormously in establishing the UK as one of the world leaders in the global music industry. The Searchers, with total record sales well in excess of 40 million, still have great appeal to audiences of all ages. They tour the globe as much today as they have done throughout a fantastic career spanning 5 decades. Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, this show includes all their famous hits, plus many album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector and well known favourites. Don’t miss your chance to see The Searchers live in concert! PAGE 39


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 Wed 22 May I 7.30pm I £12.50, conc. £10 All tickets £10 if booked by 24 April

THE BALL

Jeff Innocent

Comedy for Grown Ups Are you tired of big-haired comedians in skinny jeans who are young enough to be your children (or even grandchildren)? Do you prefer your comedians to have been around the block? Comedy for Grown Ups promises to be more than just another night of stand-up. With comedian, actor, writer and cultural commentator Jeff Innocent at the helm plus a guest comedian, quiz and audience interaction, you might even have the chance to win a Parker Pen! Regarded as one of the very best headline acts from the UK’s prestigious comedy club circuit for the last 12 years. “Like Alan Bennett writing an episode of Minder.” Standard

Thurs 23 May I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10

The Tannahill Weavers The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads, even lullabies. With music that demonstrates to young and old alike the rich musical heritage of the Celtic people, these versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts, that seemingly can’t get better... yet continue to do just that. The Tannies are international trailblazers for Scottish music, winning them fans from well beyond the traditional folk and Celtic music scenes. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits. “An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new.” New York Times PAGE 40


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 Fri 24 May I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10 I Pre-theatre meals £10

Rose Room With Seonaid Aitken Rose Room return to the Rothes Halls to launch their second album of Gypsy Jazz and 1930s Swing favourites. Featuring local virtuoso violinist and vocalist Seonaid Aitken, guitar maker to the stars Jimmy Moon on double bass, and Swing Guitars’ Tam Gallagher and Tom Watson on rhythm and lead guitars respectively, this exciting acoustic band will charm and entertain you with their “vigorous and vivacious” performances of ‘Hot Club’ Jazz standards with a dash of Western Swing thrown in for good measure. Formed in 2010, Rose Room have already become regulars at the Bute and Kirkcudbright Jazz Festivals, and have performed at the prestigious Ullapool Guitar Festival, St. Magnus Festival (Orkney) and Cork Jazz Festival (Ireland), and their debut album Somewhere In Roseland ranked no.15 in Jazz FMs top albums of the year. “…as close to the sound of the great Stephane Grappelli as I think you’re going to hear in Scotland.” BBC Radio Scotland

Sun 26 May I 7.30pm I £19.50 I Pre-theatre meals £10

The Dublin Legends Cannon, Campbell, Watchorn and O’Connor of The Dubliners In 2012 the Legendary Irish Folk group The Dubliners celebrated 50 glorious years in the music business by receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Sean Cannon, Eamonn Campbell, Patsy Watchorn and banjo virtuoso Gerry O’Connor continue the legacy started by Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Ciaran Bourke, Barney McKenna & John Sheahan back in 1962 and as Barney himself said “It’s too late to stop now”. ‘The Boys’ are looking forward to playing the classic known the world over, including Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, Finnegan’s Wake, Molly Malone, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band and many more, in this night that’s not to be missed. PAGE 41


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 Sat 1 June I 7.30pm I £12, conc. £10 I Pre-theatre meals £10

GOLDFISH THEATRE

And All Because the Ladies Love a Right Guid Gab The Best Thing to come out of Fife since The Skids. Things are looking rosy in Ella Baxter’s world. Her and hubby, Sawndy, are fair looking forward to a trip up the highlands for a wedding. Aye everything is looking absolutely braw until the village’s top gossip, Babs White, bursts in Ella’s door with some big news. A Fife version of The Steamie.

Also at Adam Smith Theatre on Thur 30 May and Carnegie Hall on Fri 31 May

Tues 4 June I 7.30pm I £18.50, conc. £16.50, Family £60 I Pre-theatre meals £10

Shaolin Warriors Return of the Master Direct from China! The internationally acclaimed Shaolin Warriors return to the UK with a brand new show, Return of the Master before embarking on a world tour. This breathtaking theatrical Kung Fu Show continues the story of the warrior, and vividly depicts the rarely-seen Kung Fu masters’ feats of agility, strength and skill, using Buddhist Meditation and their rigorous martial arts training. This show is a sensory extravaganza, with gorgeous scenery, atmospheric music, beautiful lights, and hundreds of costumes. A fully choreographed spectacular production, featuring 22 professionally trained Kung Fu Masters; audiences will be amazed and thrilled by their death defying disciplines, encompassing over 20 kinds of traditional weapons. PAGE 42


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 Thurs 6 June I 7.30pm I £22, conc. £20 I Pre-theatre meals £10

THREE PIN PRODUCTIONS LTD IN ASSOCIATION WITH PDF PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS

An Intimate Evening wih

Ruthie Henshall Musical Theatre’s leading lady Ruthie Henshall, along with her band, will take you on a musical journey through her extraordinary career, from working with Lionel Bart, to playing in Chicago on Broadway, and from starring in Les Misérables to receiving her Olivier award. This brand new and personal show is your chance to hear Ruthie’s story in her own words, as well as some of the defining songs of her life, onstage and off. The evening will draw from a broad range of genres, from the great American songbook to the contemporary tunes significant to Ruthie today. Brand new “charming arrangements” (The Stage), hand-picked musicians, and Ruthie’s “dazzling burst of star power” (The Times) make for an unforgettable evening. Support comes from Keith Jack, runner up on BBC1’s Any Dream Will Do.

Sat 15 June I 7.30pm I £22, conc. £20 Pre-theatre meals £10

Joe Longthorne in Concert with his band Joe Longthorne is recognised as one of the most dynamic entertainers in show business. His impressions have an uncanny ability for accuracy and his impressive voice will take you on a kaleidoscope journey of music and fun. Perhaps best known for his impersonation of Shirley Bassey, she herself commented that “Joe can do me better than I can do myself!” During his career, Joe has received gold and platinum discs for his albums, enjoyed sell-out concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, as well as touring Australia several times. Get ready for a fun night out, that’s full of character! PAGE 43


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 Fri 21 & Sat 22 June I 7pm; Sat 1pm I £10.50

Cheryl Crawford Dance Studios Showtime 2013 Children from as young as 3yrs to early teens will be performing ballet, tap, jazz, cheer, hip hop and musical theatre to a variety of music in stunning costumes. Wed 26 – Fri 28 June I 7pm I £10.50, child £8

Yvonne Gray Dance Studios Once Upon a Dream Pupils from Fife’s leading dance studios take you on a magical fairy tale journey. Come and celebrate the talent of these beautiful performers! Thurs 4 – Sun 7 July

Promote YT presents

National Festival of Youth Theatre 2013 Are you aged 14 – 21? Interested in cutting edge theatre and performance? Want to hear what young people from across Scotland and across the world have to say? Scotland’s National Festival of Youth Theatre is the largest gathering of youth theatres anywhere in the UK. We invite you to grab a hold of this exciting weekend of new performances, workshops and special events by leading national and international youth companies. To bring your group to participate in the festival please contact 0131 538 0591 or visit www.promoteyt.co.uk For all performance programme information visit www.nfyt.tumbr.com Supported by ON at Fife, Shell UK, Fife Strategic Events Investment Programme and Creative Scotland

Tues 27 August I 7.30pm I £18.50 I Pre-theatre meals £10

An Evening of Mediumship with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell See the popular star of TV’s Street Psychic, Psychic Private Eyes and Psychic Academy, live on stage. Audiences can experience amazing insights into the possible continued existence of their loved ones, and learn that there’s really not death, just life beyond this. Tony’s insight into the lives of total strangers is inexplicable and remarkable as audience members receive fascinating revelations from the other side. Remarkably compelling, amazingly detailed, and always humorous, nobody can fail to come away untouched by the experience.

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Tony Stockwell is a Spiritualist Medium and spirit communication is part of his own religious belief, but we accept differing opinions exist regarding mediumship. Any demonstration of mediumship is an experiment and results are not guaranteed.


www.onfife.com Box Office 01592 611101 Sat 17 August I 7.30pm I £15, conc. £13

MacFloyd MacFloyd return to Rothes Halls in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Floyd’s classic The Dark Side of the Moon album, which will see them perform this masterpiece in its entirety. The show will also include a varied mix of Floyd classics including material from Wish You Were Here, The Wall and The Division Bell albums. In a show lasting over two hours you will witness a level of musicianship that is second to none, ensuring MacFloyd’s position as arguably the best Pink Floyd cover band in the UK. Fans are in for the usual display of 70s psychedelia, lasers and special effects, as MacFloyd take you on a journey which promises to transport you back to those spectacular times, if only for a night.

Sat 31 August I 7.30pm I £17.50 I Pre-theatre meals £10

One Night Of Queen performed by Gary Mullen And The Works In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s Stars in Their Eyes Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the show’s history, and more than twice that of the runner-up. Gary began touring on his own and in 2002 formed the band The Works, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, Gary Mullen and the Works have performed throughout the UK, USA, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand, to sell-out audiences. The outfit have also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of 40,000 revellers. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, which for over a decade has recreated the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you! PAGE 45


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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! See and hear three experienced performers 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. You will hear Guitars, Bouzouki, Banjo, Fiddle, Bodhrans, Whistles and renowned vocal harmonies. Put simply, North Sea Gas are a highly entertaining Scottish folk band. The Summer of 2013 will see the release of the band’s 16th album. “A spellbinding evening of five star entertainment.” Readifolk

Sat 7 September I 7.30pm I £17.50, conc. £15 I 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. Spanish Eyes became a hit for Wayne Newton, Danke Schoen for Johnny Mathis, Love for Nat King Cole, and Kaempfert’s Strangers in the Night for Frank Sinatra. As well as the classics, this Gala Concert will also feature several new pieces of music, arranged in the Kaempfert style by Greg Francis, and commissioned by both the BBC and NDR Orchestras. Greg Francis and his Orchestra and Singers, recorded literally hundreds of titles of Kaempfert’s music for BBC Radio 2 during the 1980s. Greg himself, recorded with many of Kaempfert’s ex-musicians and the NDR Radio Orchestra in Hamburg, and he will be performing all the trumpet solos in the exact style during this concert. PAGE 46


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Wed 11 September I 8pm I £12, conc. £10

FIFE COMEDY CIRCUIT

THE BALL

All tickets £10 if booked by 13 August

Des Dillon Storyteller See page 13 for full details. Also at Carnegie Hall on Tue 10 Sept and Adam Smith Theatre on Thur 12 Sept

Thurs 12 September I 7.30pm I £18.50, conc. £17 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 and other hit West End musicals, performing in concert. The show is constantly being updated with songs carefully selected from over eight decades of popular musical theatre, including 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. The 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.

Coming Soon: Thurs 19 September

Jive Aces

Fri 20 September

An Evening of Dirty Dancing

Tues 24 – Sat 28 September

GAMA Curtains

Wed 2 October

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Fifespace & Fotospace Galleries Open Mon – Sat,10am – 5pm Free Admission May – October 2013 Monday 1 April – Thursday 30 May Voyaging to Antarctica by Robert Ward Monday 3 June – Wednesday 7 August Seeing Ourselves Photography Exhibition (Also ON at FotoSpace) Monday 12 August – Thursday 3 October Glenrothes Art Club Annual Exhibition

Fifespace Lochgelly Open Mon – Sat Free Admission May – October 2013 Monday 1 April – Thursday 30 May Voyaging to Antarctica by Robert Ward Monday 3 June – Wednesday 14 August Dunfermline Printmakers Workshop Exhibition & ‘The Happy Lands’, Photography by Rebecca Lee Monday 19 August – Wednesday 9 October Mach Goes Commando, Collage Work by David Mach & Ability, Sports Photography by Rebecca Lee

SPACE

ON at Fife Summer 2013 Brochure  

What's on this summer at Adam Smith Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Lochgelly Centre and Rothes Halls