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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

Shearer sparkles in newly-restored The Tales of Hoffman

See Dunfermline-born dance legend Moira Shearer sparkle in this newly restored version of Powell and Pressburger’s 1951 The Tales of Hoffman. The Tales of Hoffmann, described as ‘one of Powell and Pressburger’s most experimental and audacious films, a riotous cinematic fantasy of Technicolor, music and dance’ has been beautifully restored in a project supervised by Martin Scorsese – a huge fan of Powell and Pressburger’s work – and his long term editor

Thieves of Dunfermline – new play suitable for the whole family!

Thieves of Dunfermline is a light hearted, fast paced hour’s entertainment inspired by the events and people of Dunfermline’s past. It will be performed from 3-7 December in the intimate setting of The Long Gallery in Abbot House, Dunfermline by a talented cast of local musicians and performers including Fife Provost Jim Leishman in his first acting role.  Some of the stories, which are told through drama, humour and cracking