While the Fringe Festival is going on in the centre of Edinburgh, The Brunton are joining in with their own version – #FringeEscape. If you fancy a more chilled out atmosphere and need a break from city life, but still want to enjoy some great shows, head out to Musselburgh this August.
Come and watch a little theatre or catch a concert, take a stroll on the beach, soak up the sun, enjoy the fresh salty air and relax with an ice cream. Here’s our pick of a few of the best shows to catch at The Brunton this summer.
Legendary Scottish musician, best known for his song Caledonia and his music in the film Last of the Mohicans, will be performing at The Brunton on Saturday 11th August. Enjoy an evening of songs – both new and old – from Dougie, who has a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame and an OBE!
Saturday 11 August, 7.30pm – tickets £21
Rhythm of the Dance
The National Dance Company of Ireland are bringing their show, Rhythm of the Dance, to The Brunton on Wednesday 8th August. The stunning live show celebrates Irish culture through music and dance, featuring world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band and singers. It’s internationally rated as one of the most popular and successful Irish dance shows on tour, with fans all over the world.
Wednesday 8 August, 7.30pm – tickets £24.50
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
Enjoy a screening of the new Mamma Mia film, Here We Go Again, at The Brunton on Wednesday 5th September. Perfect for all the family and packed full of singalong tunes, the film is set to be a huge hit this summer.
Wednesday 5 September, 7.30pm – tickets £8
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
For something a little different this summer, enjoy one of Shakespeare’s most iconic plays under the stars. The Brunton are teaming up with Inveresk Lodge Garden for a special outdoor performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Quantum Theatre. Expect a fun and exuberant evening of comedy and magic and this family-friendly show.
Saturday 4 August, 7pm – tickets £14
If you’re a fan of classical music, look out for The Brunton’s “Classical at One” shows – each show includes lunch at 12pm, followed by a concert at 1pm. There are several acts to choose from, including Aura Brass, a charming brass quintet from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, who will be playing their favourite classical music from across the world.
Monday 20 August, 1pm – tickets £15
Nick Ross Orchestra
Recapturing the sounds of a bygone era, the Nick Ross Orchestra will be channeling the sounds of the “big bands” of the 1940s and 1950s. Enjoy an evening of memorable tunes, such as In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade and New York, New York.
Saturday 18 August, 7.30pm – tickets £20
For more details on all these shows, plus a full list of everything you can see as part of The Brunton’s Fringe, please visit their website: eastlothian.gov.uk/thebrunton