DUNFERMLINE Dramatic Society's summer production, 'Much Ado About Nothing', starts a four night run next week.

They'll perform the William Shakespeare comedy in the annexe of the Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, from Wednesday July 6 to Saturday July 9.

Formed over 131 years ago, the society has been wowing audiences twice a year, every year, with only a short break during the war and now has more than 20 members.

President Bruce Adam said: “It is fitting that on the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare that Scotland's oldest dramatic society is performing this much loved comedy, 'Much Ado About Nothing'.

"With a number of new members, many who have never performed the bard's works before, this has been a challenge.

"But with hard work and innovative direction, the play being set in the 1950's, the audience can expect an entertaining evening."

The play centres on young lovers Hero and Claudio who are to be married in one week.

To pass the time, they conspire with Don Pedro to set a lover's trap for Benedict, an arrogant confirmed bachelor and Beatrice, his favourite sparring partner.

Meanwhile, the evil Don Juan conspires to break up the wedding by accusing Hero of infidelity.

Performances start at 7.30pm and tickets are priced at £8 and £7 for concessions. They are available from www.dunfermlinedramatic.co.uk and by calling 0333 666 3366.