A DUNFERMLINE theatre company has made history by securing exclusive performance rights to Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom of the Opera'.

Limelight Productions, an amateur theatre company based in the city, has secured performance rights for the iconic musical, marking them as the first and only adult amateur theatre group in Scotland to achieve this feat. 

Bobby Mitchell, Limelight’s company manager, is elated at this achievement. 

He said: "Since its debut in 1986, 'The Phantom of the Opera' has held a special place in the hearts of audiences worldwide.

"The privilege bestowed upon Limelight Productions to present this remarkable show on the Dunfermline stage as the first and sole amateur production of 'Phantom' in Scotland this year is truly awe-inspiring.

"This achievement ranks high among our personal milestones since Limelight's inception in 2005."

Renowned for their locally acclaimed high-quality productions, Limelight Productions is setting its sights on creating an unforgettable rendition of 'Phantom' that will resonate for years to come.

Under the guidance of Artistic Director Kenny Christie, who also directs the Alhambra Pantomime, and Musical Director David Christie, known for his association with the Scottish Pops Orchestra and Symphonic Ibiza, Limelight Productions is sparing no effort to breathe life into the timeless tale of 'The Phantom of the Opera' at the Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline.

Fiona Mitchell, Limelight's Production Manager, continued: "While the Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline has traditionally been the stage for Limelight's productions, our adaptation of 'Phantom' necessitated a shift due to seating limitations imposed by licensing regulations.

"Hence, we have chosen the intimate setting of the 500-seat Carnegie Hall. This venue, though smaller in scale, is tailor-made for our rendition of 'Phantom'.

"Every iconic scene, from the dramatic chandelier descent to the captivating gondola traverse through the smoky maze of the Paris Opera House, will be meticulously recreated.

"The production's grandeur will be complemented by a majestic 21-piece Orchestra and a Phantom-themed foyer that will welcome patrons with its enchanting ambience from the moment they arrive.

"Audiences can anticipate a sensory feast of sights and sounds this October."

The much-anticipated presentation of 'The Phantom of the Opera' will take to the Carnegie Hall stage from October 3-7.

Tickets are available for purchase via the OnFife website or by contacting 01383 602303.