Tickets to see David Tennant in Kirkcaldy go on sale this week – so, get set to queue!
The former Dr Who and star of Broadchurch is one of the headliners at the town’s 2018 Festival Of Ideas.
Tennant joins broadcaster Sandi Toksvig in the line-up for this year, with more events still to be announced, and both shows are expected to draw full houses.
The organisers want to get as many local folk in the seats of the Adam Smith Theatre as possible for his eagerly-awaited appearance, so the first sale will be at the box office in person only.
Tickets to see Tennant on Saturday, March 17 go on sale this weekend.
The first 150 tickets will only be available from the theatre’s box office from 10.00 am on Saturday, and they will be restricted to a maximum of two per person.
Once they have sold, the rest will be made available online and at the box office from Sunday.
Seats cost £30 with £25 concessions.
Tickets to see Sandi Toksvig, co-host of the Great British Bake Off since its move to Channel4, as well as founder of the Women’s Equality Party, deliver the Adam Smith Lecture also go on sale from 2.00 pm on Saturday, priced at £15 and £10.
They are available both online and at the box office.
The high profile duo will be joined at the event by other guests.
The event is being organised by the Adam Smith Global Foundation and Fife Cultural Trust with the support of a number of partners througth Kirkcaldy’s Ambitions. including Kirkcaldy4All, Fife College, Fife Council and the Fife Free Press.
The event runs from March 16-18 and is based around ththeatre and adjacent Kirkcaldy Galleries.
It also ties in with the annual food fayre run by Fife College and Kirkcaldy4All at the nearby St Brycedale campus.
That event runs on Saturday 17th, and the hope is festival-goers will also make the short journey to sample the food, and meet the special guests lined-up.
It builds on the 2017 event which saw Ed Balls, former Chancellor and star of ‘Strictly’ deliver the Adam Smith Lecture.
Marilyn Livingstone, chief executive of the global foundation, says the event will fundraise for the organisation and its charity partner as well as bringing big names – and new audiences her a plan to town.
She said: ‘‘We are delighted David and Sandi have agreed to support our festival and our charity.
‘‘All profits will support the festival, and the aims of our charities which include the social, economic and cultural regeneration of Kirkcaldy.’’
Marilyn also paid tribute to Arrabella Weir, the actor andcauthor, who appeared at the 2017 event, and this year has taken on the role of creative director.
She is due to meet the support team this week to update plans for the festival.
Heather Stuart, chief executive of the cultural trust, also looked ahead to the e2018 vent.
She said: ‘‘There is wide programme of events over the weekend.
‘‘Full details and more exciting surprises will be announced shortly.’’