A look ahead at what’s coming to Fife’s venues in 2015
The New Year may still be young, but having enjoyed a thriving scene in 2014 the Kingdom’s theatres and entertainment venues are looking ahead to an exciting 12 months.
The programmes are full of entertaining shows and gigs with the promise of something to suit most tastes.
As usual there’s a wide variety on offer covering everything from comedy and musicals to theatre, dance and something for the youngest family members.
With plenty to choose from we look ahead in 2015 and choose some of the highlights from the theatres’ schedules.
Craig Hill : Adam Smith Theatre, January 24
The kilt wearing comedian returns to the Kingdom with his show ‘Give Him An Inch’. If you missed this in Dunfermline in the autumn, here’s a second chance to see it.
Alan Carr: Alhambra Theatre, February 28
The popular ‘Chatty Man’ presents his latest live show ‘Yap, Yap, Yap’. He’s returning to his stand up roots with his hilarious take on life.
Milton Jones: Alhambra Theatre, March 5
The comedian with the loud shirts and the messed up hair, who is a master of one-liners, is back in Dunfermline with the new show ‘Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft’.
Al Murray: Alhambra Theatre, March 21
It’s been 20 years since Murray embarked on his first tour as Britain’s favourite pub landlord. Now he’s ready to play Mine Host in Dunfermline.
Tom Stade: Carnegie Hall, April 3
The Canadian comedian returns to ponder timeless questions and reflect upon life’s choices and decisions.
Dara O Briain: Alhambra Theatre, April 8
The host of TV shows ‘Mock the Week’ and ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’ will be entertaining the Fife audience with his new live show ‘Crowd Tickler’.
Lee Nelson: Rothes Halls, April 11
The comedian returns to Glenrothes with his brand new show ‘Suited and Booted’.
Jimmy Carr: Alhambra Theatre, August 7
The king of one-liners makes his now annual visit to the Kingdom with his latest show ‘Funny Business’.
Kevin Bridges: Alhambra Theatre, August 13-16
The Scottish comedian has once again sold out several shows at the Dunfermline venue.
Copacabana: Alhambra Theatre, February 9-14
There will definitely be music and laughter with this hit Barry Manilow musical, which is on tour direct from London’s West End. The production stars S Club 7’s Jon Lee.
The Woman in Black: Alhambra Theatre, June 29-July 4
This gripping theatrical exploration of terror is celebrating 25 years in London’s West End and for the first time it comes to Fife. Based on Susan Hill’s novel it has enthralled over seven million people since its debut.
Mad About the Musicals: Rothes Halls, October 15
Taking you on a whistle stop tour from the heart of London’s theatre land to the glitz of Broadway, this show celebrates the very best songs from the shows we all know and love. Starring Gareth Gates and Michael Courtney.
Barbara Dickson: Rothes Halls, February 21
Having enjoyed success as a musician and actress, Barbara has returned to her roots once again, after a musical odyssey of 40 years, and this is a culmination of her journey thus far.
Midge Ure: Adam Smith Theatre, March 19
The former Ultravox frontman will perform all the hits - including his solo numbers - on his latest tour, ‘Breathe Again’.
Eddi Reader: Rothes Halls, March 29
Eddi Reader found fame in the 80s as lead singer of Fairground Attraction. Since then it’s been her solo work which has shown her ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them very much her own.
Texas: Alhambra Theatre, April 21
Enjoy an evening with the Glasgow band as Sharleen Spiteri performs the very best of the Texas songs and stories from the past 25 years.
Foster & Allen: Rothes Halls, April 21
Mick and Tony embark on their Gold And Silver Days Scottish Tour after four decades entertaining the crowds.
G4: Rothes Halls, September 18
It was in 2004 that this quartet reached the X Factor finals and the overwhelming response to G4’s 10 Year Reunion concert at London’s Barbican Centre in November has inspired this tour.
Ruby Turner: Carnegie Hall, February 7
Britain’s number one R’n’B and soul voice and a long time leading light in Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Ruby Turner comes to the Kingdom as part of the 2015 Fife Jazz Festival.
Aled Jones: Carnegie Hall, March 18
The singer, actor, author, TV presenter, musical theatre performer and part-time dancer invites you to spend a sensational evening with him. Accompanied by world class musicians the evening will feature an eclectic mix of songs and stories from Aled’s time in the public eye.
Julian Lloyd Webber: Carnegie Hall, May 15
A rare chance to get up close and personal with Julian Lloyd Webber, one of the most influential British musicians of the last 50 years.
Brendan Cole: Alhambra Theatre, February 26
The ‘Strictly’ star returns to the Kingdom with his brand new show ‘A Night To Remember’ and once again it will be packed with favourite ballroom and Latin dances performed to a great live band.
Moscow Ballet: Alhambra Theatre, March 14
This year the Moscow Ballet La Classique bring to life their take on the fairytale ‘Sleeping Beauty’. With some top choreography and terrific dancers this is one show not to be missed.
Pasha Kovalev: Rothes Halls, May 21
In this new show starring Strictly’s Pasha and his sensational dancers, the audience will be transported into the world of ballroom and Latin dance.
Livewire: Carnegie Hall, February 20
The unique six man tribute to rock band AC/DC, complete with trademark cannons, a wall of Marshalls and two hours of High Voltage Rock and Roll returns to Fife.
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac: Alhambra Theatre, February 22
Having performed 500 major concert shows to over a half a million fans around the world since they formed over a decade ago, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac return to present a new production celebrating the music of rock supergroup Fleetwood Mac.
The Magic of The Beatles: Rothes Halls, March 14
Join the authoritative Beatles live concert show, celebrating the Golden Anniversary of A Hard Day’s Night.
Roy Orbison and the Travelling Wilburys: Alhambra Theatre, March 27
A night of entertainment paying homage to the legendary 1980s super group. Five top class tributes in one spectacular show - George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne & Tom Petty.
One Night of Elvis: Rothes Halls, May 14
Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist presents the ultimate tribute to the King celebrating the epic career of this musical legend.
The Illegal Eagles: Alhambra Theatre, May 16
Now established as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, the Illegal Eagles continue to amaze crowds everywhere with their extremely tight harmonies and acute attention to detail.
Celeste’s Circus: Adam Smith Theatre, April 8
This colourful puppet performance aimed at those aged five and under returns as part of this year’s Puppet Animation Festival.
Hugless Douglas: Carnegie Hall, April 19
Based on the book by David Melling. Hugless Douglas is a huggable, lovable young brown bear who wakes up one morning needing a hug. He tries to find the perfect one, but none seem quite right.
The Edibles: Adam Smith Theatre, May 22
The creators of The Pokey Hat and Little Ulla are back with a tale of comedy mayhem set in a cake shop, aimed at those aged three to seven and children with additional support needs.
Funbox: Adam Smith Theatre and Carnegie Hall
Former Singing Kettle stars, Anya, Gary and Kevin return to the stage as the new children’s entertainment group ‘Funbox’. Join them for their brand new show.