Here’s a superb tv appearance by Barbara Dickson, the first and by many people’s reckoning the best, Mrs Johnstone in Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. Blood Brothers is currently on a 30th anniversary UK tour featuring The New Seeker’s Lyn Paul in the lead role and it’s coming to the Alhambra from 23-28 October. Tickets start at £25 and you can book yours here.
Film and theatre
How’s this for a bit of glamour? Chris Pine is in Dunfermline today filming the new Netflix movie about King Robert the Bruce. Lots of swords and bearded extras were to be seen but the main cast were a bit elusive. The bells at the Abbey were suspended for a day. Abbot House got a sprinkling of fairy dust as well – rooms on the ground floor were used for
The Alhambra Theatre Trust have plans to create a new performing arts centre encompassing a 200 seat studio theatre, art house cinema and a headquarters for the Alhambra Stage & Dance School. The plans also include rehearsal rooms, an administration block, and retail/restaurant space. The building is situated on the New Row in what was once famed local institution Watt & Dewar’s Ironmongers. The vision is for the smaller performance
Having fled the witchprickers of Fife and with the new king on a mission to spread witchhunting to England, Lilyan begs her friend Shakespeare not to include witches in his latest play. Meanwhile, Isobel, Mags and Janet – struggling with cloaks and fake noses in a new production of Macbeth – wonder if this was a good way to mark turning 40 after all. New play The Witches of West Fife
Ballingry-born actor David Colvin, who starred in the original National Theatre of Scotland production of Gregory Burke’s Black Watch and has previously been nominated for an Olivier Award, doesn’t have to think long when asked about the catalyst for his successful career: I was fortunate enough to be a pupil at Lochgelly High when there was an incredible creative arts department led by Robin Dewar and Leslie Nicholson (the latter now
Comedy in the Dark, Dunfermline, Friday 8 September The most fun you can have with the lights off Luminaries of the comedy world such as Kevin Bridges, Greg Davies and Phil Nichol have all performed at Comedy in the Dark, the sell-out show from London’s Southbank. On Friday 8 September Dunfermline Delivers is bringing the show to Harlem in Dunfermline as part of the new Outwith Festival. Chris Foote, Events
There’s nothing we Dunfermliners like more than talking about Dunfermline and now a new pub theatre night promises to answer some of our most pressing questions: Is it a city or a town? Park or glen? Where is the most romantic spot in KY12? Stramashed Potatoes, a cabaret-style night of entertainment being staged as part of Outwith Festival’s theatre programme, has been described as a ‘settler’s guide to Dunfermline’ so
Acclaimed Fife bagpiper and actor David Colvin will deliver the world premiere of his one-man show Thunderstruck in the studio at Carnegie Hall as part of Outwith Festival‘s theatre programme. Colvin, who was the original piper for the National Theatre of Scotland’s worldwide smash hit Black Watch, cut his teeth as a youngster playing with Lochgelly High School Pipe Band and Thunderstruck charts the band’s journey to the World Pipe Band Championships at
Don’t mention the F-word … yes, he’s from Falkirk but the writer and performer, Alan Bissett, is very funny and is coming to The Canmore, Dunfermline on Saturday 9 September. If you need a reason to come to his event, check out the video (below) where he tells us why he’s a writer – it’s cut with a wry tour of the writer’s residence – his very unremarkable flat. Currently
Four days, eleven venues and over fifty talented performers including acclaimed artists, writers, comedians and musicians: Avocado Sweet, along with Dunfermline Delivers, Fire Station Creative and Caroline Copeland, are very proud to be one of the founding partners of an exciting new cultural event coming to Dunfermline in September. Outwith Festival will include a major new art work, a book launch, readings by authors and playwrights, cutting edge comedy and improvised theatre.