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

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.

September 2022

The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Sat 17 Sept 2022
One perf only: 7.30pm (Theatre).
Rapture Theatre tour with Martin McDonagh’s Tony Award-winning dark comedy thriller, Thrilling elements of farce and melodrama, combine with a searing critique on the Irish belief in the sanctity of the family. Book here.

549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War
Fri 23 – Sat 24 Sept 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm. Sat mat: 2.30pm (Theatre).
Wonder Fools presents the touching story of four Prestonpans Miners and their role in the Spanish Civil War. They gave up everything that was familiar for a land that was not; for a people they had never met and for a cause they believed was right. Book here.

October 2022

Time’s Plague
Sat 1 Oct 2022
One show: 7.30pm (Theatre).
David Hayman returns as everyman Bob Cunninghame, in this one man play from Fair Pley. Bob is in a hospital bed. A long dark night of the soul, in an understaffed ward, a single room. Another stormy night. Rain and wind. He’s on the top floor of the hospital. The Death Star. Book here.

Kissing Linford Christie
Sat 8 Oct 2022
Two shows: 2.30pm & 6.30pm (Theatre).
A new solo show about one girl’s journey to Olympic success presented by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company. Vickie wants to compete at the Olympics. There is only one obstacle: she isn’t very good at sport. Yet despite the odds, her love for athletics takes her all the way to London 2012. Book here.

Miss Lindsay’s Secret
Sat 15 Oct 2022
Evening show only: 7.30pm (Theatre).
A museum curator finds hidden letters binding Glenesk to Canada’s Klondike goldrush. But should she tell their intimate secrets? A true tale of sewing and 1900’s sexting, revealed by The Curator, Musician and Man – Maria MacDonell, Georgina MacDonell Finlayson, Alan Finlayson. Book here.

Downs with Love
Sat 15 Oct 2022
Evening show only: 7.30pm (Theatre).
Beth, a young girl who has Down’s Syndrome, lives a
very independent life, has her routines and lives simply but happily. On a Friday night, she goes to the pub to watch Mark, a local singer. Beth loves Mark but the problem is – Mark loves Tracy, Beth’s new support worker – who loves both of them. Complex and challenging issues arise for all.. Book here.

November 2022

The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco
Friday 4 November 2022
One show only: 7.30pm (Theatre).
Icarus’ blistering, magical and award-winning production of Eugène Ionesco’s classic dark comedy. A surreal exposé about power, knowledge and those who hoard both. Enhanced by a bold projection design that features an exciting new Creative Captioning technology, ensuring that every performance is accessible for deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Book here.

Enough of Him By May Sumbwanyambe
Fri 11 – Sat 12 November 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm (Theatre).
Based on a true story, National Theatre of Scotland explore the life of Joseph Knight, an African man enslaved by plantation owner Sir John Wedderburn and brought to Scotland to serve in his Perthshire mansion. Book here.

Tam O’Shanter, Tales and Whisky
Thurs 4 November 2022
Evening only: 7.30pm (Theatre).
A comic celebration of the Gothic poems of Robert Burns for the Saltire Festival. Expect to encounter Witches and Death. And the De’il himself! A Whisky or soft drink is included in the ticket price. Book here.

December 2022

Sinbad the Pantomime
Fri 25 Nov – Sat 31 Dec 2022
Various times, but generally Evenings: 7pm (Fri 5pm): Sat mat 2pm. (Theatre).
Join Sinbad on his fantastic journey as he voyages from Fisherrow over the sea searching for fortune, and finding romance with a runaway Princess-in-disguise. Sinbad’s interfering mammy follows in hot pursuit, along with the evil, power-hungry Mayor. Along the way there is nail-biting drama, dastardly pirates, riding on the back of a giant whale and ferocious creatures guarding hidden treasure. Tickets and full details of times: Book here.

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.

January 2023

The Steamie
Wed 25 – Sat 28 January 2023
Evenings: 7.30pm (Theatre).
Come and catch up with old friends in this classic piece of Scottish writing by Tony Roper. This brand-new amateur production by The Brunton in association with David Ross and Tommie Travers promises to bring an evening packed full of nostalgia, laughter, and heart. Book here.

February 2023

MAMA Revue 2023
Thurs 2 – Sat 4 Feb 2023.
Evenings: 7.30pm, Sat Mat: 2pm (Theatre).
MAMA return to The Brunton with their annual musical revue! Expect a night bursting to the brim with music and dance. Always a brilliant night, celebrating the best of local amateur theatre! Book here.