Writing and Film

Jocky Wilson Said heads to Edinburgh!

Following sold out runs in Glasgow and Aberdeen, Jocky Wilson Said, by Dunfermline writers Jane Livingstone and Jonathan Cairney, is coming to Edinburgh in a new Gilded Balloon production to tell the story of a Fife sporting legend . Set in 1979, not in the gloom of a Scottish pub but under the blistering sun of the Nevada desert, the one man show features a tour-de-force performance by award winning Outlander star

Watch live theatre performed in Dunfermline’s Royal Palace Ruins and Abbey

Could there be a more authentic and atmospheric setting for an adaptation of Macbeth than Dunfermline’s Abbey Nave and ruined Royal Palace? Heard No More, a highly imaginative, 21st century response to the Shakespeare play, has been created by Fife College Performing Arts and Sound Production students and is one of the first events of its kind to take place in Scotland. The audience absorbs the performance via headphones as they

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Odeon Dunfermline

This Thursday 18 May there is a chance to see Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf when it is screened live from London at the Odeon in Dunfermline. The latest, acclaimed National Theatre production of Edward Albee’s tale of marital warfare stars Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Luke Treadaway and Imogen Poots and is described in the Financial Times as ‘intoxicatingly good’ . The show starts at 7.00pm and you can book

Outlaw King: Chris Pine to play Robert the Bruce?

The legitimate reason for having a brooding photo of Chris Pine in a magazine devoted to Dunfermline and west Fife is that the Star Trek star seems likely to take on the role of Robert the Bruce – buried in Dunfermline and with his name emblazoned around the top of the Abbey – in Scottish director David Mackenzie’s latest film. Outlaw King will also feature Ben Foster who starred alongside

This Country – not local but brilliant

Nothing to do with Dunfermline or Fife but absolutely brilliant so worth sharing – brother and sister writing team Charlie and Daisy May Cooper’s genius account of life in rural England explodes the myth of the village idyll and is just the funniest thing on television.

Outlander star is Jocky Wilson in new play

It’s not often (enough!) that a Fife accent is heard on stage or that a great Fife character is brought to life dramatically. So the producers of Jocky Wilson Said, a new play that pays affectionate and thoughtful tribute to the Scottish sporting legend and Kirkcaldy native, are hoping people will make the trip from the Kingdom to see the play when it opens in Glasgow on Monday. Wilson rose from

Matthew Bourne adapts The Red Shoes: ballet made famous by Dunfermline star

Legendary ballet choreographer Matthew Bourne has adapted Powell and Pressburger Academy award-winning movie, The Red Shoes.  The film, which starred Dunfermline’s own Moira Shearer, is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. It not only inspired generations of dancers but is the film Michael Scorcese says ‘plays in his heart’ and was the motivation for him to become a film

Saddle up for Black Beauty at Adam Smith

It’s quite hard to imagine what Black Beauty might be like on stage but The Guardian gave this production by Red Bridge a glowing 5 stars and called it a ‘rollicking adaptation’ so it looks well worth checking out. Created by Andy Manley, Andy Cannon and Shona Reppe, the show blends storytelling, music and puppetry and is suitable for children aged six and over and their adults. Black Beauty is at

Fantastic Beasts Screening, Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline

Fans of J.K. Rowling and all things wizardry are urged to get along to a special screen adaptation of the Harry Potter author’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them novel presented by Fife Cultural Trust at The Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline this month. Rowling’s fantasy adventure stars Eddie Redmayne as eccentric wizard Newt Scamander and has been carefully adapted for the big screen – with special showings at the