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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January 2020

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.

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.

ELYT: An Evening Of Theatre
Thurs 30 Jan 2020
Evening: 7pm.
The Brunton Youth Theatre 12-15’s have been working hard on their biggest project in years, a scripted version of the 1990’s favourite, The Demon Headmaster, while the 15-18’s have taken control of their devised production this year, Murder Mystery, with each of them taking responsibility for the production skills. Book here.

February 2020

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.

Brunton Players, Thursday Group & EL Youth Theatre
Sat 8 Feb 2020
Evening: 7pm.
The Brunton Players perform comedy Charity Begins at Home, the Thursday Group stage To Be or Not To Be – a “celebration of lives hopes and dreams” – and the ELYT Haddington 8 – 12s present their very own sequel to Roald Dahl’s The Twits. Book here.

Sister Act
Thurs 13 – Sat 15 Feb 2020
Evenings 7.30pm; Mat, Sat: 2pm
Our Lady of Loretto Youth Players with the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Book here.

The Whirlybird
Sat 22 Feb 2020
Matinee only: 2pm.
In a cosy nest, two birds look skyward and get ready for their maiden flight. A funny, playful and moving piece of theatre about learning to fly, encouraging one another and finding joy and inspiration in nature. Featuring movement, music, bird song, puppetry and lots of things that spin! Book here.

Annie (Captivate Theatre)
Wed 26 – Sat 29 Feb 2020
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat, Sat: 2pm.
After two years at the Edinburgh Fringe with sell out audiences and great reviews Captivate is bringing this much-loved family favourite to the Brunton Theatre. Young but determined orphan Annie’s luck changes when she gets to spend Christmas with billionaire Daddy Warbucks. Book here.

Dance to the Music: Kristina Rihanoff & Jake Quickenden
Thurs 27 Feb 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Ex Strictly Come Dancing professional Kristina Rihanoff created, directed, choreographed and stars in this sumptuously beautiful, glamorous dance show, with heartthrob Jake Quickenden as host, portraying the evolution of dance through musical eras and genres. 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.

March 2020

Choice Grenfell
Fri 6 March 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Kick In The Head with a celebration of the great, unremittingly genteel, comedienne and monologist, Joyce Grenfell. Featuring some of the best of her hilarious songs, monologues and most endearing characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist William Blezard. 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.

Silence in Court
Sat 14 March 2020
Two shows: 12 noon & 6pm.
Charles Brand, a minister’s son is charged with the rape of Jennifer Lyons. As the events leading up to the alleged assault are explored, who will you believe? Immersive theatre inspired by the classic 70s TV series Crown Court. Includes meal, served by The Bistro taking place in Venue 2, with cabaret style seating. Book here.

Harpy, featuring Sue Pollard
Fri 20 March 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
National treasure Su Pollard gives a one-woman tour-de-force performance in this razor-sharp and bittersweet dark drama. Birdie’s a hoarder. The neighbours call her a harridan and a harpy, although most have never even met her. They see her hoard as a hazard for house prices. But it isn’t rubbish… Book here.

April 2020

Sat 4 April 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
Choreographed and performed by acclaimed contemporary dance duo, Errol White and Davina Givan, Worn draws inspiration from the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi, where broken pottery is mended with gold or silver, making the cracks into a beautiful and valuable part of the object. 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.

May 2020

The Metamorphosis Unplugged
Sat 16 May 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
A theatre show with live music that tells the story of Gregor Samsa, an ordinary man who wakes up one morning to discover he has turned into a giant insect. After the story by Franz Kafka, from the makers of The Dark Carnival: Unplugged (2019). Book here.

The Cheviot, The Stag and the Black, Black Oil
Tue 19 May 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
The National Theatre of Scotland revives its sold-out production of 7:84’s legendary piece of Scottish theatre, telling the story of the exploitation of Scottish lands, waters and people over the centuries. From the highland clearances to the oil boom, this is the universal tale of how the greed of a few blights the lives of many. Book here.

June 2020

Girls Night Oot
Fri 5 June 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
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. Karaoke, drunken tiffs and shots of tequila makes this a belter of a girls’ night oot! Book here.

October 2020

Swan Lake
Sat 10 Oct 2020
Evening: 7.30pm.
After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker last year, Russian National Ballet returns to the UK with the most famous Ballet of all time. Swan Lake is one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance. Book here.