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.
NB The Brunton currently sells tickets online through See Tickets, which carry a 10% booking fee. Tickets bought by phone or in person carry a £1 booking fee.

January 2019

MAMA’s Annual Revue 2019
Thursday 17 – Saturday 19 January 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat, Sat: 2.30pm.
Join MAMA as they canter through classic numbers from Movies and Musicals in their annual Revue. There will also likely be a bit of a sneak peak of a couple of numbers from their 2019 main show Blitz! (being staged in April). Book here.

February 2019

The Brunton Players, Dramarama & Thursday Drama
Saturday 9 February 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
An evening of theatre performed by The Brunton’s adult community drama groups: The Brunton Players with The Legend of Half-Hingit Maggie; Dramarama with The Bucket List and Thursday Drama with Saturday Night (Cabin) Fever. Book here.

Back to the 80s
Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 February 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinee Sat: 2.30pm.
Loretto Youth Players 30th Anniversary production is a musical that will delight and amuse audiences of any age. With high energy dance routines, the obligatory 80s party scene, copious amounts of blue eyeshadow, twenty cans of hairspray, as well as some of the most popular songs ever written. Book here.

Friday 22 February 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
The UK’s premier comedy drag show is back with a brand new hilarious fabulous glamorous show for 2019. Whatever your age, come along and join Mrs T and the “girls” for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long. Starring the sensational Paul Carroll as Mrs T, Lee Sanderson as Peggy Lee and featuring the Showcase International Dancers. Book here.

The Electrifying Mr Johnston & Bite Size
Saturday 23 February 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm
Mull Theatre with the world premiere production of this new play about one of Scotland’s great unsung heroes – Tom Johnston. Through incredible feats of engineering and political manoeuvring, he sought to transform the lives of everyone in the north of Scotland by bringing hydroelectric power to the Highlands and Islands. Book here.

March 2019

Dad’s Army Radio Show
Friday 1 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm
David Benson and Jack Lane play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of three classic radio episodes: Mum’s Army, The Deadly Attachment and Round And Round Went The Great Big Wheel, featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation!. Book here.

Billy Bremner and Me
Thursday 14 March 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm
A schoolboy’s dream. To be a professional footballer, to play at the highest level, to represent his country and to usurp the crown of his school’s greatest hero: Leeds United and Scotland footballer Billy Bremner. The schoolboy was comedian Phil Differ and only one thing stood in his way – mediocrity. Discover the fruits of Phil’s failure in this autobiographical one man show. Book here.

Friday 29 March 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Light hearted with something for all the family, Heroes mixes aerial skills with dance theatre and contemporary circus. Asking profound universal questions with humour, straight talking and lots of moving, we follow the journey of the two performers as they navigate their way through the world of idolising and being idolised. Tony Mills of Room 2 Manoeuvre and Jennifer Paterson of All or Nothing form a creative partnership, adding performer Beverley Grant into the mix. Book here.

April 2019

Thursday 11 – Saturday 13 April 2019
Evening: 7.30pm (TBC)
Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association take on Lionel Bart’s follow-up musical to Oliver!, set in the East End of London during the WW2 Blitz. Further Details.

The Tailor Of Inverness
Thursday 18 April 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Written and performed by Matthew Zajac and inspired by the life of his father, this is a story of the impact of war on ordinary people and families, a story of a boy who grew up on a farm in Galicia (Eastern Poland, now Western Ukraine) and became a tailor in Inverness, of how a life and an identity can be reconstructed… Book here.

Sherlock Holmes The Sign Of Four
Friday 26 April 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Sign of Four is brought to life by Blackeyed Theatre in this spectacular new stage adaptation with original live music, stylish theatricality and magical storytelling. The game’s afoot!. Book here.

June 2019

The Benny Lynch Story
Friday 28 June 2019
Evening: 7.30pm
A poignant and entertaining look at the life of Scotland’s first ever boxing world champion, from his childhood in the Gorbals’ slums, to his boxing success and global stardom and ultimately his demise and untimely death in 1946 at the age of only 33.
This show is about the extraordinary life of a Scottish icon – the ultimate rags to riches to rags story. With Stephen Purdo as Benny and David Hayman, Holly Jack and Simon Weir. Directed by David Hayman Jr. (Strong language). Book here.

September 2019

Singin’ I’m No A Billy He’s A Tim 2
Saturday 21 September 2019
Evenings: 7.30pm
Scotland’s favourite bigots are back in this hilarious new sequel to Des Dillon’s smash hit comedy. Join Billy (Gary Morrison) and Tim (Chris Taylor) as they find themselves stuck in the medical room at Hampden Park during the Scottish Cup final between Rangers and Celtic after making a bet that backfires with spectacular consequences. (Contains hilarious dialogue some people may find offensive – 16 plus only). Book here.