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Getting geared up for Summer!


After such a successful year last year, we are ready to embark on another fabulous summer, why not join us for what promises to be a spectacular and sizzling holiday season!

- YMTS co-producer Jen Durie



After a five star review from the Fife Free Press, earning the accolade of  ‘as polished and outstanding as any touring professional show you will see this year’, The Phantom is back and it promises to be even sharper and more powerful than before. Tickets on sale from the Adam Smith Theatre and the show will run Thursday 24th-Sunday 27th July, 7.15 shows including 2.15 matinee on the Saturday and a 4pm matinee on the Sunday.

YMTS @edfringe

After the sell out production of ‘Les Miserable School Edition’ in 2013, YMTS is returning to the Fringe bringing four exciting and diverse performances for 2014 at venue 70, Edinburgh Academy.

The season will kick off with “Shout! The Mod Musical” running from Wednesday 6th of August to Sunday 10th of August at 8pm. Shout! Will bring to life the music fashion and freedom of the 60s through arrangements of chart-topping hits, as a group of groovy girls flip through the pages of a popular girls’ magazine. This production features a talented young cast in collaboration with Fife College.

The following week running from Wednesday 13th of August to Saturday 16th of August at 7pm and Sunday 17th of August at 4pm YMTS bring you West Side Story, a well known retelling of Romeo and Juliet’s tragic tale set in 1950’s New York featuring the popular songs America, Tonight and I Feel Pretty. This show promises to tug on the heartstrings, excite and entertain.

In the Midst of all this the xYMTS group will return, having developed from last years performance of ‘The City Goes to Bed’ with their new production: “Perchance to Dream”.  This production will have two performances on Saturday 16th of August at 4pm and Sunday 17th of August at 1.30pm. Join us for an emotional but light-hearted story of love and opportunities both lost and won.

And last, but certainly by no means least, YMTS will be bringing you a recital of young musicians for the first time this year! YMTS young Artist Recitals: From Baroque to Broadway will feature a range of talented young artists from singers to pianists, playing a variety of music over a set of differing programmes. These will run from Thursday 7th August to Sunday 10th August at 6pm and again in the following week from Thursday 14th August to Sunday 17th August. Both Saturday 9th, Sunday 10th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th will also feature a matinee performance at 1pm.

So we promise something is coming and it’s going to be good!

West Side Story

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Applications Now Open for West Side Story at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!

The title says it all – we have now opened applications for anyone aged 12-25 who would like to participate in our production of West Side Story at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! You can find full information and all the links needed to make your application on our West Side Story at the Fringe page. Remember places are strictly limited, so apply as soon as you can!

On Fest 2014

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ONfest 2014!

ONCreative have put together another jam-packed summer programme for children and young people, and the time has come to reserve your place!

ONfest 2014 has something for everyone, whether you want to create, compose and write a piece for Fringe 2015, Clown around, experience new styles of Dance, take part in a show on the Adam Smith Theatre stage with all your friends, or can’t help but hear The Music of the Night!

Find full information on all the ONfest projects, including our online application form and payment links, here.

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Help Us Plan the Future of Young People’s Arts in Fife

We would like to invite you to join us at Adam Smith Theatre on Saturday 15th February for a very important meeting about the future of young people aged up to 25 and their involvement in the arts in Fife.  By joining us you will make sure that YOU get to be involved in things YOU want to see happening,

The meeting begins at 5pm but don’t worry if you can’t be there until later – we still want to see you!  There will be drinks and nibbles and afterwards we all get to see a very exciting first ever showing of the 1925 film of Lady Windermere’s Fan with a LIVE orchestra where the composer of the brand new score will be conducting.

(We can arrange discounted tickets for this for family and friends too)

To make it even more exciting the YMTS/ON Creative Summer Programme will be launched that evening and you will be able to apply for Summer Projects before anyone else!

All you need to do is be there and be ready to let us know your thoughts and ideas on youth arts in Fife.

Please let us know you can make it by calling The Arts Hub on 01592 640604 or emailing

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Silent Movie with Live Orchestra and the Launch of ON Fest 2014!

Special Silent Movie Event

with Live Orchestral Accompaniment


Lady Windermere’s Fan

 Adam Smith Theatre – 15th February @ 19.30pm

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

 Lady Windermere discovers her husband may be having an affair. She confronts her husband, but he instead invites the other woman, Mrs Erlynne, to his wife’s birthday ball. Angered by her husband’s unfaithfulness, Lady Windermere leaves him. Mrs Erlynne follows Lady Windermere and attempts to persuade her to return to her husband. However, in the course of this, Mrs Erlynne is discovered in a compromising position…

Of course it can only be Oscar Wilde, and this first film adaptation of his play is unique in its depiction as a silent movie, with live orchestral accompaniment. A rare treat for film and music fans alike, and not to be missed.


Scored and conducted: Yati E. Durant

Commissioned by Museum Ludwig Filmforum, Cologne

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Cast: Ronald Colman, May McAvoy, Irene Rich

Running Time: 91 minutes

Also at this event:

 ONFest 2014 Programme Launch!

This summer there is something for everyone with ONFest! However places are very limited – by booking to come to the launch and film you will have the opportunity to apply for projects before the information goes out to anyone else.

There will also be nibbles and refreshments provided!


To book a ticket for the evening please call The Arts Hub on 01592 640604

Additional tickets are available to buy from the Adam Smith Theatre

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there!

YMTS Bugsy Audition Weekend 2013


Join YMTS Juniors – our new weekly class!

We are excited to announce that we have started a new weekly class, our YMTS Juniors, which are for anyone between 7 and 14 years old! The group meets on Fridays in the Studio at the Arts Hub at the Postings between 5 and 6.30pm (with access through the car park at the back of the Postings – please note this is a private car park and automatic fines are issued to anyone who enters!). The class is £4 per week, and will be invoiced termly.

The group will work towards full productions to perform to family and friends, and are beginning work on Guys and Dolls which will be performed in the summer. We still have spaces available – come along this Friday 17th for our first full session and be part of it!


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