Brunton Theatre

Rapunzel: The Pantomime

Rapunzel: The Pantomime

★★★★★  Towering achievement

The Brunton’s panto is a little different this year – Oh yes it is! Covid means the Brunton’s 2020 offering was filmed, with smaller audiences able to watch Rapunzel in the venue’s cinema. As it turned out, tier changes meant that plan was abandoned, but a web link ensures kids of all ages don’t have to miss out.

December 19, 2020 | By | 1 Reply More
Sister Act

Sister Act

★★★★☆  Nun better:

Sisters are doing it for themselves – and packed houses – at the Brunton this week as Our Lady of Loretto Youth Players aim for the heights in an ambitious production of Sister Act.

February 14, 2020 | By | Reply More
Cinderella

Cinderella

★★★★☆  Oh yes it is…. Terrific!

It’s Cinderella with a touch of The Greatest Showman at this year’s fun-filled Brunton-produced panto, running through the festive season until January.

November 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
Annie Get Your Gun

Annie Get Your Gun

★★★☆☆    Tootin’ ‘n’ Shootin’:

There’s no shooting of vocal blanks from Encore and Musical Youth in this thoroughly entertaining and engaging production of Annie Get Your Gun at the Brunton through to Saturday.

May 17, 2019 | By | Reply More
The Red Lion

The Red Lion

★★★★★  Back of the net:

Rapture Theatre shoots, and scores, in a soccer drama by Patrick Marber that even non-sports fans will love.

May 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
Blitz!

Blitz!

★★★★☆  Explosive:

The Blitz spirit is alive and well and living in Musselburgh. More particularly, the Brunton Theatre, which is where you’ll find Lionel Bart’s unjustly forgotten follow-up to Oliver!, Blitz!.

April 12, 2019 | By | Reply More
MAMA Annual Revue 2019

MAMA Annual Revue 2019

★★★☆☆ Dramatic:

Starting as it means to go on Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association’s Annual Revue 2019 kicks off with a song from The Greatest Showman – but not the one which became ubiquitous over the panto season.

January 19, 2019 | By | Reply More
Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

★★★★☆ Giant fun:

There’s a happy ending, beginning and indeed, middle, as Jack and the Beanstalk gets a Musselburgh makeover at the Brunton theatre this festive season.

December 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie

★★☆☆☆   Shiny-edged:

Exhilarating moments and a couple of great individual performances ensure a shiny edge to Encore’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Brunton to Saturday.

May 18, 2018 | By | 1 Reply More
Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

★★★★★   A cut above:

Captivate Theatre’s revival of last year’s Fringe production of Sweeney Todd has matured over the months, and is a must-see as it reaches the Brunton Theatre.

April 27, 2018 | By | Reply More