My Week

Debbie Clarke
Debbie Clarke

With Debbie Clarke

I paid my first visit to the Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline on Saturday night and I have to say I was very impressed. I loved the fact that the building exterior is very colourfully lit and inside I thought was equally impressive. It was a lot bigger than I imagined it would be. I was there to see the “Rocky Horror Show” and it was quite a spectacle! I have to confess I didn’t know anything about the theatre production as I had never seen the film, but it was quite an eye-opener! For example I didn’t realise it had such a cult following so I was surprised to see a large number of audience members wearing fancy dress. You wouldn’t think this was anything unusual but I have to say I did find it rather strange to see men donning basques, fishnet stockings and high heels! It was also funny to hear people I was sitting near shouting out the lines! It was good fun though and highly entertaining, especially watching everyone jumping out their seats to take part in a mass rendition of the ‘Timewarp’. This is not a show for the faint-hearted and one where audience participation is a must!

Dancing days: I thoroughly enjoyed writing my feature on the new community production “Dancing Days” which was being performed at Pathhead Halls this week. I loved hearing the stories of the magical days of the Burma Ballroom in Kirkcaldy and sometimes wish we still had something like that today. Those were the days when big bands entertained the crowds and where people did proper dancing like ballroom or jitterbugging. I would have really loved to have been able to move across the floor like that! Nowadays people tend to shuffle or shimmy to music in clubs, which isn’t quite the same.

Christmas shopping: Yes I have started buying one or two presents, after all I’ve only got two pay days to go!

This week: Decided on which firework display to go to; planned a night in with the girls and arranged a cinema date.