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Brunton Listings

Upcoming shows at the Brunton Theatre

Brunton Theatre
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240

The Brunton Theatre. Photo: Thom Dibdin

Click on the name of the show or the Buy Now link to go to its ticketing site.


Wed 1/Thurs 2 May 2019
QMU Musical Theatre Company with the musical about a group of teens wrestling with their identities, sexuality and religion at a co-ed Catholic boarding school. Book here.

Unspotted Snow
Sat 4 May 2019
Mull Theatre, with a light hearted theatrical romp featuring starvation, scurvy, cannibalism and some jolly tunes – based on the ill-fated 1845 Sir John Franklin expedition to discover the North West passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. A bold and adventurous tale of tragedy, mishap, folly, arrogance, madness and betrayal, Victorian heroism – and ruthless news management. Book here.

The Red Lion
Sat 11 May 2019
Rapture Theatre with a new tour of Patrick Marber’s hit play about a non-league football side who take on a lad with more potential than they know how to cope with. Starring Emmerdale and Brookside star John McArdle, Brendan Charleson and Harry McMullen. Book here.

Annie Get Your Gun (Encore)
Wed 15 – Sat 18 May 2019
Encore theatre company with the feel-good musical based on the true story of Annie Oakley, which is packed with such great songs as There’s No Business Like Show Business and Anything You Can Do. Book here.

Low Pay? Don’t Pay!
Sat 25 May 2019
Johnny McKnight revives Dario Fo’s classic satire, moving the action to Glasgow and examining where we are now in Scotland. One group of women lose patience with low pay and rising prices – and take direct action. Book here.

June 2019

ELYT Showcase
Fri 28/Sat 29 June 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm (Venue 1).
East Lothian Youth Theatre perform on stage in their annual showcase extravaganza. This year the theme is Future with each group performing their own interpretation of what this means to them in a short sketch. Book here.

The Benny Lynch Story
Friday 28 June 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
A poignant and entertaining look at the life of Scotland’s first ever boxing world champion, from his childhood in the Gorbals’ slums, to his boxing success and global stardom and ultimately his demise and untimely death in 1946 at the age of only 33.
This show is about the extraordinary life of a Scottish icon – the ultimate rags to riches to rags story. With Stephen Purdo as Benny and David Hayman, Holly Jack and Simon Weir. Directed by David Hayman Jr. (Strong language). Book here.

September 2019

Singin’ I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim 2
Saturday 21 September 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm
Scotland’s favourite bigots are back in this hilarious new sequel to Des Dillon’s smash hit comedy. Join Billy (Gary Morrison) and Tim (Chris Taylor) as they find themselves stuck in the medical room at Hampden Park during the Scottish Cup final between Rangers and Celtic after making a bet that backfires with spectacular consequences. (Contains hilarious dialogue some people may find offensive – 16 plus only). Book here.