Brunton Theatre

Oliver!

Oliver!

✭✭✭✩✩ Cheeky swagger:
One of the most charming things about an Encore production is that you can always consider yourself part of the family. And their take on Lionel Bart’s Oliver! at the Brunton is as cheeky and cheerful as you would expect, while still managing to deliver a menacing undertone.

May 13, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

★★★☆☆ On song:
Crisply led from the pit, Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association’s production of Guys and Dolls, at the Brunton until Saturday, swings in all the right places as it pushes the music to the fore.

April 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Me and My Girl

Me and My Girl

✭✭✭✭✩ “Go there, stay there!”

Encore, the East Lothian-based amateur theatre company, certainly deserve their applause as they take the musical journey from Lambeth Walk to Hampshire in a bright My and My Girl.

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Review – Kiss Me Honey, Honey!

Review – Kiss Me Honey, Honey!

✭✭✭✭✩ Hot duo come good
Superlative double-act action from Grant Stott and Andy Gray ensure that this Gilded Balloon production – seen at the Brunton and touring to the King’s – is right on the button in terms of entertainment.

October 16, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Review – Be Silent or Be Killed

Review – Be Silent or Be Killed

A terrorist attack while on a business trip to Mumbai in 2008 forced Roger Hunt to spend 40 hours in his hotel bedroom, while the attackers roamed the building killing all Westerners they found. Irene Brown reviews the play based on true events on Æ

May 9, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Musical Review – Whisky Kisses

Musical Review – Whisky Kisses

* * * * Brunton Theatre By Thom Dibdin Wise, witty and whistle-able, Whisky Kisses the Musical arrived at the Brunton Theatre for a one-night stand last night, delighted its sold-out audience with its light tone and deep-running sense of cultural awareness before whisking back off to the Highlands from whence it came. As the […]

May 19, 2010 | By | Reply More
Theatre Review – Martha

Theatre Review – Martha

* * * * * Brunton Theatre By Thom Dibdin TOUCHING, hilarious and played with the utmost respect for its audience of youngsters aged four and over, Catherine Wheels’ wonderful Martha is a suitably stunning opening show for this year’s Bank of Scotland Imaginate festival of theatre for children Gill Robertson is impeccable as Mrs […]

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