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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October 2018

Girls Night Oot!
Thurs 4/Fri 5 October 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Join the girls on a hen night that you won’t forget, with a smash hit retro sound track and songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and now! Age guidance: 18 plus only.

Let’s Inherit the Earth
Saturday 13 October 2018
Evening: 7.30pm
A new punk musical comedy by Morna Pearson, directed by Ben Harrison. Somewhere in the Caribbean, three turtles stare in disbelief at the expanding patch of seaweed that threatens to destroy their habitat – and on towards luxury beachfront condominiums, owned by the super-rich Mucklefannys and Storskinkas.

Mark Thompson’s Spectacular Science Show
Thursday 18 October 2018
Afternoon: 2pm.
Think Science is boring? Think again! Explore the strange and magical properties of matter with fireballs, fire tornadoes and explosive chemical reactions. Mark Thompson presents science like you have never seen it before. (Ages 4 years +).

Shackleton’s Carpenter
Friday 19 October 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Shackleton’s Endurance sank in Antarctica leaving 28 men stranded. The carpenter, Harry McNish from Port Glasgow played a vital role in saving them. He also defied Shackleton, so was never awarded the Polar Medal. Now ill and destitute, he challenges The Boss one last time on the dockside. Can he lay his ghosts to rest?

Swan Lake
Sat 20 October 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker last year, Russian National Ballet returns with the most famous Ballet of all time, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance.

Scottish Opera: Opera Highlights
Thursday 25 October 2018
Evening: 7.30pm.
Four fabulous young singers and a pianist. This year, director Daisy Evans takes inspiration from well known works by Mozart and Donizetti as well as some operatic rarities to present an entertaining evening of great music and good company. Sofia Troncoso (Scottish Opera Emerging Artist 2018/19), Sarah Champion, Richard Pinkstone and Dawid Kimberg are joined by former Emerging Artist repetiteur Jonathon Swinard at the piano.

W-hat About?
Friday 26 October 2018
Afternoon: 2.30pm.
Fuora Dance Project fuse theatre and movement to capture the joy in reuniting and the magic that is in a memory. (Recommended for ages 4 plus.)

Sat 27 October 2018
Evening: 7.30
We are what we build around us. Stuff is about the hoarding of memories, emotions and things. Following on from the success of their collaboration Threads (2015) award-winning director Muriel Romanes (The List) and writer Sylvia Dow are joined by Lighting Designer Jeanine Byrne and Sound Designer Philip Pinsky.

The Naked Truth
Fri 2/Sat 3 November 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm.
When five very different women sign up for Gabby’s pole dancing class at the local village hall, none of them have any idea of what lies ahead… Quirky Pond make a welcome return to the Brunton.

Jack and the Beanstalk
Saturday 1 December – Saturday 5 January 2018
Twice daily, 1pm & 5pm: Sat 1, Mon 24, Fri 28, Mon 31 Dec, Thurs 3/Fri 4 Jan.
Evenings: Thurs 6-Sat 8, Thurs 13-Sat 15, Mon 17-Sat 22, Thurs 27, Sat 29, Sat 5 Jan: 7pm
Matinee: Sat 8, Sat 22, Thurs 27, Sat 29, Sat 5 Jan: 2pm.
John Binnie writes and directs this up to date twist on the well known pantomime. Be prepared to laugh, sing and shout out. Our heroes Jack and Jilly will make sure you have a good time. A chorus of talented young performers from across East Lothian complement a professional cast for our traditional family pantomime.