Rich Scottish story on stage at Methil

From left, Drew Wright, Gav Prentice, Kieran Hurley and Julia Taudevin.
From left, Drew Wright, Gav Prentice, Kieran Hurley and Julia Taudevin.

Live stage entertainment is coming to Methil with a production by the National Theatre of Scotland which mixes storytelling and music.

The town’s community education centre is hosting ‘Rantin’, on Friday evening.

The show, in association with The Arches, is coming to Levenmouth as part of an extensive Scottish tour.

A ceilidh play – part cosy living room gathering, part play and part gig session – ‘Rantin’ was co-created and written by Kieran Hurley.

‘Rantin’ uses storytelling and live music while drawing on the Scottish folk tradition.

One of the characters is specifically from Methil, so there will be local references in the performance.

Many of the songs will be familiar to the audience and the interweaving of stories and music explores the patchwork of lives and stories that make up a nation of Scottish identities.

The cast features Kieran Hurley, Gav Prentice, Julia Taudevin and Drew Wright and the show is at 7.30 p.m. this Friday, February 7, in Methl Community Education Centre, Bowling Green Street.

Tickets are £8 and £6 and more details are available from the Box Office on 01592 583302 or

‘Rantin’ is also kicking off the National Theatre of Scotland’s Dear Scotland 2014 season of theatre, debate and celebration.

Audiences in Methil will be given a postcard with the greeting line ‘Dear Scotland’, on which they are encouraged to share their rants and regrets, hopes and dreams, advice and demands.