The nights are drawing in and the festive season is approaching, so it’s the perfect time of year for a trip to The Brunton. We love visiting the theatre on cold, dark winter evenings, and there’s plenty going on at Musselburgh’s theatre this season.
Here’s our pick of a few of the best events to check out at The Brunton over the next few weeks.
Armistice 100 A Celebration Concert
Enjoy a spectacular celebration concert and remembrance festival to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the 1918 Armistice at the end of World War One. The show will feature the Capital Concert Band, local folk group Delta and is hosted by the Penicuik & Musselburgh Boys’ Brigade Pipe Band.
More info: 10th November, 7.30pm – tickets
Christopher Robin Film Screening
As part of the Midweek Movies series, The Brunton will be showing the Christopher Robin film starring Ewan McGregor. In this heartwarming and magical new live action adventure from Disney, the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with a band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends – Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit, Kanga and Piglet – to venture out into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy he once was.
More info: 14th November, 7.30pm – tickets
National Theatre Live: The Madness of George III
In this live screening from National Theatre Live, a performance of The Madness of George III is broadcast live to Musselburgh from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by Alan Bennett and starring Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough, this is one not to be missed. The play is set in 1786 when King George II was the most powerful man in the world – but as his behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine his position.
More info: 20th November, 7pm – tickets
Gordon Buchanan: Animal Families and Me
Join Gordon Buchanan, the highly acclaimed television wildlife cameraman and presenter of the popular BBC Animal Family and Me series, for a unique opportunity to hear personal recollections of his globetrotting travels and to witness a world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife – all illustrated with his own film footage and photography.
More info: 21st November, 7.30pm – tickets
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Brunton’s traditional pantomime this year is a family favourite, Jack and the Beanstalk. In an updated twist on the classic pantomine, you can expect to laugh, sing and shout out. The heroes Jack and Jilly will make sure you have a good time, and a chorus of talented young performers from across East Lothian complement a professional cast for this traditional family pantomime.
More info: from 27th November to 5th January – tickets