Brunton Listings

Upcoming shows at the Brunton Theatre

Brunton Theatre
The Brunton, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6AA.
Phone booking (Mon – Sat, 10am – 4pm): 0131 653 5245

The Brunton Theatre. Photo: Thom Dibdin

As Scotland emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Brunton has re-opened in line with Scottish government guidance. Physical distancing is not in place, but the wearing of a face covering is mandatory in all areas of the theatre – any customer without a face mask with them on arrival will be offered one.

All tickets are contactless and purchase is online or by phone only. There will be no counter ticket sales at the venue which is taking part in the public health authorities’ Covid-19 Contact Tracing scheme. Anyone whose details are not in the ticketing system will be asked to use Check In Scotland. Full details can be downloaded here: Returning to The Brunton FAQs.

The Brunton has two main auditoria. The 296 seat Brunton Theatre stages mostly live productions. Venue 1 has 496 retractable seats and holds screenings and live performances such as bands, talks and stand-up comedians. Here we list all live events at the Brunton.

Click on the name of the show or the Book Here link to go to the ticketing site.

February  2022

Girls Night Oot
Fri 11 Feb 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1)
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. The girls sing and dance and share stories of weight gain, funny memories and play a dangerous game of never have I ever that ends in hilarious outcomes. The drinks are flowing, the banter is top notch. What better way to carry the night than a visit to the local club. Book here.

You Win Again
Sat 12 Feb 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1).
Prepare to experience the distinct sound of the Bee Gees – one of the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage – in this unforgettable concert spectacular. Immerse yourself in the brothers’ music through the sixties, seventies and eighties – including hits they wrote for artists such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton. Book here.

Jersey Beats: Oh What A Night
Thurs 24 Feb 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1).
Matt Andrews leads the vocal quartet as tribute to Frankie Valli – telling the story of the band. Comedy host Leye D Johns can’t be kept away from the stage for too long either, bringing a light hearted flavour to proceeding. The Viva showgirls complete the cast line-up bringing the moves of the 60s and 70s to the stage, bringing the era back to life! Book here.

Craig Hill: Pumped
Fri 25 February 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1).
Get pumped and get partying again as we are delighted to welcome Scotland’s favourite kilty treasure and his hilariously high-octane performances back to The Brunton. Cheeky, irreverent and uproarious live comedy. Book here.

The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Fri 25 – Sat 26 February 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm (Theatre).
A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy which immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London’s fog-bound streets where love, betrayal and murder lurk at every chilling twist and turn. Gripping, stylish and thought-provoking, this is unmissable theatre. Go on…treat your dark side! Book here.

The Story of Guitar Heroes
Sat 26 February 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1).
Presented by guitar virtuoso Phil Walker – this show’s extraordinarily talented band uses over 30 guitars to recreate and accurately reproduce the sound and ambiance of each guitar hero. Featuring video footage of historical moments, with state-of-the-art lighting and delivered with a light hearted vibe. Book here.

March 2022

Thurs 3 – Sat 4 March 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2.30pm (Theatre).
Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association with the much delayed East Lothian premiere of Chess. Featuring the music of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus (of ABBA fame) and lyrics from Tim Rice, the story is based around two chess Grandmasters and their fight over world titles and the love of a woman. Book here.

Big Girls Don’t Cry
Fri 4 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1).
Celebrate the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. This non-stop hit machine, authentically recreated by our phenomenal cast and live band will transport you back in time to 1963 and beyond for a magical evening enjoying all your favourites. Book here.

Magic Of The Beatles
At 5 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1).
If you’re looking for an authentic, lively dose of ‘Beatlemania’ then you need to look no further! The stars of this lavish production not only look and sound like John, Paul, George and Ringo, they also generate the same incredible excitement and unique sense of humour tooBook here.

An Evening with Snooker Greats
Wed 9 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Seven times World Snooker Champion, Stephen Hendry takes on his arch rival Jimmy “The Whirlwind” White, with host and referee John Virgo. Come and join the UK’s favourite snooker stars as they recreate the matches that saw them rise to the top of their profession. Book here.

A Vision of Elvis 2022
Sat 12 March 2022
Two shows: 2.30pm & 7.30pm (Venue 1).
The smash hit show A Vision Of Elvis starring Rob Kingsley winner of The National Tribute Music Awards “Official Elvis Show” and “No.1 Male Tribute” is internationally renowned as the best Elvis Presley tribute concert, touring the World today. Book here.

The Wedding Planners
Thurs 17 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Theatre).
Musical comedy written by Gillian Duffy & Alyson Orr. Mairi has her dream job running the ‘I Do’ wedding agency, planning that special day for brides to be all over the country, but it’s not all plain sailing – she has to deal with Bridezillas, wild Hen Nights and making sure there’s always plenty of Prosecco on tap… Book here.

The Gardener
Sat 19 March 2022
Two perfs: 2pm & 7pm (Ask Rooms 1 & 2).
Come and meet Frank – he’s just started The Amateur Gardeners Appreciation Society and you’re cordially invited. Frank’s always been a keen gardener but lately he hasn’t been getting out quite as much as he’d like, especially not since his wife passed away.  So he’s started his very own gardening group to share some hints and tips from a life-time spent in the garden… And perhaps one or two more personal tales along the way. Book here.

Legends Of Swing with Down For The Count Swing Orchestra
Thurs 24 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm. (Venue 1)
‘Down for the Count are a mini big band who bring the sounds of the Swing Era back to life, with an electrifying show full of incredible energy and musicianship. Described as “a breath of fresh air on the swing scene” they regularly found at jazz clubs in the UK and abroad. Book here.

Egg (16+)
Thurs 24 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm. (Theatre)
A powerful and evocative new aerial theatre production from acclaimed circus theatre company Paper Doll Militia. Weaving together personal testimony, live original music and stunning aerial artistry, the piece takes audiences on a deeply personal and political journey, following the true story of a woman who gave her eggs to her friend to have a child. Book here.

Stand By
Sat 26 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1).
Four Police Officers sit in a riot van. Called out to a domestic dispute, which may turn violent, they are on stand by; waiting to enter a flat where a man is wielding a samurai sword. We wait with them, experiencing the relationships, forged through the stress of the job and the turmoil of being caught between following orders and protecting themselves. Book here.

May 2022

Rock n Roll Paradise
Sat 21 May 2022
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1)
Backed by the dynamic Paradise Band, we pay tribute to the greats of that era, Elvis, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee, Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Big Bopper, Ricky Nelson, and some very special guests who will join us as we tour the UK. 2 hours of rock and roll magic, brought to you by the very best tribute artistes, that’s Rock n Roll Paradise. Book here.

December 2022

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers – Holly at Christmas 2022
Thurs 9 Dec 2021
Evening: 7.30pm (Venue 1)
Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies! Holly’s hits, other contemporary classics and some Christmas crackers are all wrapped up in a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment to make the perfect gift for all the family. Book here.