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'Rocky Horror Show' comes to Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
'Rocky Horror Show' comes to Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

RECENT ambitious plans for the Alhambra Theatre have been bolstered by the announcement that two of the UK’s biggest touring shows are coming to the venue.

The West End touring productions of ‘Cats’ and ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ will visit the Dunfermline theatre during the next 12 months.

'Cats' coming to Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

'Cats' coming to Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

The latest announcement follows news that Agatha Christie’s iconic play, ‘The Mousetrap’ will run in December.

‘Cats’ is one of the longest running shows in West End and Broadway history and includes one of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most memorable musical scores.

It’s a uniquely magical musical, based on T.S. Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, and features spectacular set design, extraordinary costumes and stunning choreography.

‘Cats’ will run at the Alhambra from April 28 to May 3, 2014.

But if you can’t wait that long to see a West End show in Fife, ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ comes to Dunfermline from October 21-26.

Created by Richard O’Brien, ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Since it’s first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre it has become the world’s favourite rock ‘n’ roll musical, performed in over 30 countries and translated into more than 20 languages.

The announcement of these huge shows come on the back of plans recently revealed by the Alhambra to increase capacity in line with the biggest theatres in Scotland, along with this year’s launch of the first dedicated Alhambra Theatre Stage School.

It also comes at the same time as the theatre launches it’s new spring/summer programme.