Wednesday, 3 June 2015

What the F**kirk?

What does it mean to come from Falkirk? In fact what does it mean to come from anywhere? Find out at What the F**kirk? a new one man comedy play written and performed by Falkirk born writer and playwright Alan Bissett, which is touring the Falkirk area from Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 14th June 2015.

What the F**kirk? asks the all important question: What is Fawkurt aw aboot? Is it just the town that invented Irn Bru and Tartan? Or is it unique, with its own history, dialect, landscape, architecture and culture, all of which adds up to a distinct accent of the mind?

This hilarious new play takes audiences through the past and the present right up to the arrival of the Kelpies and its new title of 'a creative place to be.’ Directed by Sacha Kyle with live music from local musician Adam Stafford, it will tour to small community venues throughout the area including Bonnybridge Community Hall, Grangemouth Town Hall and Hallglen Sports Centre.

What the F**kirk? was commissioned by Falkirk Community Trust to celebrate Falkirk’s success at the Creative Place Awards in 2014. It is part of ‘The Falkirk Story’, one of three projects created to showcase and nurture the wealth of creative talent living and working in the Falkirk area.

Alan Bissett said: “This is going to be a really lively, fun evening out which takes a look at the past and present of Falkirk, one which hopefully make the audience laugh but also make them think. What the F**kirk? is about a community and a people. I want folks to feel pride in the place that they come from, recognise its value but also reflect upon what we've lost over the years. It's really a forensic examination of what a place like Falkirk means, but in stand-up comedy format. It's pretty much the most Falkirk thing you'll ever see in your life."

Lesley O’Hare, Culture and Libraries Manager said: “ We are delighted that Alan has come back to Falkirk to help us deliver this Creative Place project. Alan is a real inspiration for the new generation of writers which he has been working with. He is also an extremely talented performer and I am very much looking forward to seeing What the F**kirk? and his take on how Falkirk has changed.”

What the F**kirk?
will tour the Falkirk area in the first two weeks of June.

Wed 3 June, Slamannan Community Centre, 7.30pm
Fri 5 June, The Dobbie Hall, Larbert, 7.30pm
Sat 6 June, Grangemouth Town Hall, 7.30pm
Sun 7 June, The Barony Theatre, Bo’ness, 7.30pm
Mon 8 June, The Craiglee Inn, Reddingmuirhead, 7.30pm
Tues 9 June, Bonnybridge Community Hall, 7.30pm
Fri 12 June, Behind the Wall, Falkirk, 7.30pm
Sat 13 June, The Songbird, Denny, 7.30pm
Sun 14 June, Hallglen Sports Centre, 7.30pm

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