Film and theatre

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

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

Plan Z: Dunfermline filmmaker’s zombie movie released

Dunfermline filmmaker David Izatt‘s new film, Plan Z, is an apocalyptic zombie thriller about a man whose plan for withstanding a zombie outbreak is brutally tested in reality. The film was written and directed by BAFTA winner Stuart Brennan with Izatt providing the cinematography as well as co producing with Brennan, Eugene Horan and Mark Paul Wake. Glenrothes based Colin McQuillen was assistant director. Plan Z had its Scottish premiere

The Man Who Followed His Legs: new play telling the story of the Hearts Battalion comes to Fife

The Man who followed his Legs (and kept on walking) follows the story of two young Scottish coalminers’ experience of World War I: the death, loss and mayhem of the trenches forces Johnny to follow his legs (and keep on walking) to rediscover a reason for living. Wee Stories bring their distinctive brand of storytelling featuring video, puppetry, music and performance, to this production, based on the involvement of the legendary Hearts

A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Oran Mor, Glasgow

A Play, A Pie and A Pint sounds like a good way to spend a lunch hour. Oran Mor, the arts and entertainment venue at the end of Byres Road, Glasgow is where you’ll find this alliterative combination. Next week’s play is by Avocado Sweet’s own Jane Livingstone; Miss Veitch’s Roses is on every lunchtime at 1pm from Monday 19 September to Saturday 24 September inclusive and then moves to The Lemon