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 are guided through the beautiful, historic landmarks on a surreal journey featuring soundscapes, stories and snippets of text, being transported to an environment where past and present merge.

Dougi McMillan, Head of Creative Industries at Fife College said: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to showcase their skills against a backdrop of one of the most historic landmarks in our country.’ JaneLivingstone, Creative Arts Conenver of funders Carnegie Dunfermline Trust said, ‘it’s wonderful to see these important community sites used in such a creative way and to see local students create and take part in something so challenging and unique.’ 

School performances will take place on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 June with public performances on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 June at 11.30am and  2.30pm each day. Due to the nature of the event, access is by ticket only – for more information and to book your place contact:

Pictured above with the cast of Heard No More in rehearsal are Elaine Stewart, Grants Officer of Carnegie Dunfermline Trust, Director Tina West, choreographer Monica De Ioanni and Jane Livingstone, Creative Arts Convener of the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust.

This event has been made possible by funding from Carnegie Dunfermline Trust and permission from Dunfermline Abbey and Historic Environment Scotland.