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

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March 2020

Choice Grenfell
Fri 6 March 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Kick In The Head with a celebration of the great, unremittingly genteel, comedienne and monologist, Joyce Grenfell. Featuring some of the best of her hilarious songs, monologues and most endearing characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard. Book here.

The Secret Garden
Sat 7 Mar 2019
One show: 2pm.
When Mary arrives from far away to live with her uncle, everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too! Mary is grumpy and difficult…and also very lonely. Book here.

Silence in Court
Sat 14 March 2020
Two shows: 12 noon & 6pm.
Charles Brand, a minister’s son is charged with the rape of Jennifer Lyons. As the events leading up to the alleged assault are explored, who will you believe? Immersive theatre inspired by the classic 70s TV series Crown Court. Includes meal, served by The Bistro taking place in Venue 2, with cabaret style seating. Book here.

Harpy, featuring Sue Pollard
Fri 20 March 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
National treasure Su Pollard gives a one-woman tour-de-force performance in this razor-sharp and bittersweet dark drama. Birdie’s a hoarder. The neighbours call her a harridan and a harpy, although most have never even met her. They see her hoard as a hazard for house prices. But it isn’t rubbish… Book here.

April 2020

Sat 4 April 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Choreographed and performed by acclaimed contemporary dance duo, Errol White and Davina Givan, Worn draws inspiration from the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, where broken pottery is mended with gold or silver, making the cracks into a beautiful and valuable part of the object. Book here.

Chess The Musical
Thurs 23 – Sat 25 Apr 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2pm.
Featuring the music of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (of ABBA fame) and lyrics from Tim Rice. MAMA present  this fantastic story based around two chess Grandmasters and their fight over world titles and the love of a woman. Book here.

May 2020

The Metamorphosis Unplugged
Sat 16 May 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
A theatre show with live music that tells the story of Gregor Samsa, an ordinary man who wakes up one morning to discover he has turned into a giant insect. After the story by Franz Kafka, from the makers of The Dark Carnival: Unplugged (2019). Book here.

The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil
Tue 19 May 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
The National Theatre of Scotland revives its sold-out production of 7:84’s legendary piece of Scottish theatre, telling the story of the exploitation of Scottish lands, waters and people over the centuries. From the highland clearances to the oil boom, this is the universal tale of how the greed of a few blights the lives of many. Book here.

June 2020

Girls Night Oot
Fri 5 June 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
It is Saturday night and Lauren’s hen do has finally arrived! Lauren, Kelly-Marie and Ali arrive at Donna’s house to kick off the night, which will be one to remember. Karaoke, drunken tiffs and shots of tequila makes this a belter of a girls’ night oot! Book here.

October 2020

Swan Lake
Sat 10 Oct 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker last year, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK with the most famous Ballet of all time. Swan Lake is one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance. Book here.