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.

October 2019

The Stornoway Way
Thursday 3 October 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Adapted by Kevin MacNeil from his best-selling novel, The Stornoway Way is full of wit and wisdom, both a romantic evocation and a scabrous critique of the Isle of Lewis – “a great and symbolic chip off Scotland’s shoulder.” With a variety of voices from Lewis and a musical soundtrack featuring original and traditional songs in Gaelic and English. Book here.

Funbox: The Space Race
Sat 5/Sun 6 Oct 2019
Two shows daily: 1pm & 3.30pm.
Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo as part of the crew of the Starship FUNBOX as they take a space odyssey across the universe to explore strange new worlds and dimensions on their galaxy hopping quest to find their keys. Find out if the moon is really made of cheese? What is the stinkiest planet? Where are the friendliest aliens? Book here.

Russian National Ballet: The Nutcracker 2019
Sat 12 Oct 2019
2.30pm & 7.30pm.
After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker last year, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK to enchant you with the delightful production of The Nutcracker. Book here.

There was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Fly
Wed 16 Oct 2019
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly. I don’t know why she swallowed a fly…But The People’s Theatre Company do! And now you can too as they bring one of the world’s best loved nursery rhymes to life just in time to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Pam Adams’ bestselling book! Book here.

Scottish Opera: Opera Highlights 2019
Sat 19 Oct 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Scottish Opera is touring venues up and down Scotland with a celebration of all that is opera. Book here.

No Man’s Land
Fri 25/Sat 26 Oct 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm.
A chance meeting between two writers in a North London pub leads to an alcohol fuelled night of verbal sparring in Pinter’s dark comedy. Hirst, a wealthy recluse, invites Spooner, a down at heel poet, to his Hampstead townhouse for a nightcap. As the whisky flows, their stories become more elaborate and improbable, until the arrival of two younger men forces events to take an unexpected turn. Book here.

Beyond the Barricade
Wed 30 Oct 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End in the 20th anniversary tour. Book here.

November 2019

Rosie Kay’s Fantasia
Fri 1 Nov 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Choreographer of the Fringe sell out, 5 SOLDIERS and hit film Sunshine on Leith, Rosie Kay’s newest work takes ballet and tutus into the 21st century using dance and science to create an exquisite performance of pleasure, beauty and finesse. Book here.

Christmas With Steptoe & Son
Fri 8 Nov 2019
Evening: 7.30pm.
Albert and Harold – united by blood, divided over everything else – seem doomed to spend Christmas in each other’s company. But Harold has his flights of fancy, including a flight he fancies abroad or to throw the biggest Christmas party London’s ever had to offer. Book here.

Tue 26 Nov – Sat 4 Jan 2019
Various times
The Brunton are teaming up again with experienced Scottish theatre maker, John Binnie, to produce a fabulous new family friendly version of the traditional pantomime Cinderella. Book here.

Christmas in Toy Town
Sat 21/Sun 22 Dec 2019
Two shows daily: 12 noon & 3pm.
Head to Toy Town for the brand new seasonal spectacular from Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo the Dog (formerly of The Singing Kettle). The mischievous Gnorbert the Gnome is creating mayhem and pinching everyone’s favourite things. Book here.


MAMA: Revue 2020
Thurs 16 – Sat 18 Jan 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Sat mat: 2pm.
An excellent concert for the whole family to enjoy. MAMA entertain with a great mix of songs from stage, screen and the charts, including a song or two from their fabulous spring musical, Chess. Book here.

The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns
Thurs 6 Feb 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Heartbroken author Emily Winters takes herself away to her aunt’s old cottage in Ayrshire to get over her cheating ex. As she celebrates Burns night alone, wishing that the right man would show up, she gets a visitation slightly different than what she’d hoped for… Book here.

The Cinder Path
Sat 29 Feb 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Catherine Cookson’s sizzling and fast-moving drama, set against the backdrop of WW1. In the rolling hills of Northumberl, Charlie Macfell becomes an innocent witness to the murder of his cruel and sadistic landowner father. 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.

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.