29 January 2020
Multi-talented actor Alyson Orr is delighted to be back on her old stomping ground this weekend when she takes to the stage at Carnegie Hall with rom-com play The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns.
For 10 years Alyson produced and starred in the great pantomimes at Carnegie Hall and has many fond memories of the venue.
“It’s always lovely to be back on stage at such a beautiful theatre with so many happy memories,” she said.
This time she’s back as heartbroken author Emily Winters who takes herself away to her aunt’s old cottage in Ayrshire to get over her cheating ex.
As she celebrates Burns night alone, wishing that the right man would show up, she gets a slightly different visitation than what she’d hoped for – the ghost of Rabbie Burns (John Kielty) appears to give her some dating advice…and he knows what he’s talking about.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this play by acclaimed writer Gillian Duffy, proves that love and relationships haven’t changed that much in 200 years.
Described as what would result if Richard Curtis, the king of the rom-com, decided to do his own ‘Scottish play’, The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns has comedy and romance at its heart.
“It’s a light-hearted comedy featuring the songs and poetry of Robert Burns,” Alyson said.
The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns is at Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, on Saturday, February 1 – details and tickets at www.onfife.com.
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· Fife Cultural Trust (ONFife) manages and operates theatres, libraries, museums and galleries and cultural partnerships on behalf of Fife Council for people living, working and visiting Fife. Further information about Fife Cultural Trust can be found online at www.onfife.com