Summernights

The Boy with Tape on His Face comes to the Adam Smith Theatre
The Boy with Tape on His Face comes to the Adam Smith Theatre

A MIX of music, comedy, dance and drama features in the packed summer programme launched by ON at Fife.

Between now and September a fantastic selection of shows will be coming to the organisation’s venues across the Kingdom.

There’s definitely something for everyone in the line up, whatever your age and taste.

Among the highlights at the Adam Smith Theatre including ‘Italia ‘n’ Crolla’ which charts the journeys made by Italian emigrants to Scotland and the founding of Edinburgh deli Valvona and Crolla. The story is told through songs, music and movies.

He’s known to thousands as the front man of Idlewild, but Roddy Woomble has carved out a career as a solo songwiter and performer in recent years and will once again return to Fife, playing the Adam Smith in June.

If you’re looking for some comedy with a difference, why not check out ‘The Boy with Tape on his Face’.

It’s been an Edinburgh Fringe favourite in recent years and is a hilarious stand-up comedy show without words that has everyone talking.

Something else which is a wee bit different is ‘The Demon Barbers - Time Gentlemen Please’ at Rothes Halls on June 2.

Some of the country’s oldest forms of traditional dance are brought up to date with folk clog, sword and morris dancers coming together with B-boying, popping, krump and beatbox in this exhilarating show.

Or if that’s not for you, why not spend the evening in the company of a double murderer by seeing ‘Cut’ at Carnegie Hall.

It’s a highly inventive retelling of ‘Carmen’ with live dance performances.

As you are led through the bowels of Carnegie Hall, can you stay one step ahead of the hatchet-carrying hunter?

More than 30 multi-talented performers are coming to the Glenrothes venue next month to dazzle audiences with acrobatics, dance and martial arts.

‘Cirque du Ciel - ShangHi’ runs from May 18 to 20 and the costumes, set and music in this colourful and exciting show will impress.

And the magic will continue with ‘Barry and Stuart - Show and Tell’ at Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall.

Fresh from their success on hit TV show ‘The Magicians’ and being named Best Comedy Illusionists at the World Magic Awards, Barry and Stuart perform a show of two halves - first marvel at the incredible, dark illusions and then find out how they were done.

For those looking for a laugh, Hardeep Singh Kohli returns to the Kingdom with his latest show.

In his third national tour, the man known as the naked chef will order a takeaway live on stage, then race against it to cook his own delicious curry.

Music lovers will be able to enjoy some of the sounds of their favourite bands with shows including AC/DC tribute ‘Live Wire’; ‘The Sounds of the Supremes’; ‘The Bon Jovi Experience’; ‘From The Jam’ and ‘One Night of Queen’.

The summer programme doesn’t forget about the kids with a few shows and events lined up for them too.

What’s a Gruffalo?

Well if you go along to the Adam Smith Theatre on May 13 and 14 then you’ll be able to try and find out for yourself.

Julia Donaldson’s story from the hit children’s book will be brought to life in this magical, musical adaptation on the stage.

CBeebies duo Chris and Pui will return to Fife in July with a sparkling new children’s show.

Their 2012 roadshow is packed with sketches, songs and loads of audience participation.

There’s also another appearance from The Singing Kettle in September.

For the older children, check out ‘Mikey and Addie’ at the Lochgelly Centre on June 22 and 23. It’s a fast-paced, funny and emotional tale about the difficulties of growing up.

The show is a highly-visual piece of storytelling for ages 9+ that asks how you work out who you are when everything around you is changing.