The Scottish Government’s updated Covid-19 guidance (21 December 2021) stipulated that from 26 December 2021 for 3 weeks, indoor live events will be restricted to a maximum of 200 people with social distancing of 1 metre. The Brunton theatre venue seats 296 and following the new guidlelines could seat a maximum audience of circa 130 – 140.
We had very much hoped to continue with socially distanced performances that would have met the new regulations.
HOWEVER, FOLLOWING CONSULTATION AND DUE TO THE RISING NUMBER OF CASES OF COVID , WE HAVE SADLY DECIDED TO CANCEL OUR PANTO PERFORMANCES FROM 27 – 31 DECEMBER. HANSEL AND GRETEL WILL CLOSE AFTER THE SHOWS ON 24 DECEMBER.
THE 27 DECEMBER PERFORMANCE OF FUNBOX: SANTA’S PYJAMA PARTY HAS ALSO BEEN CANCELLED.
The Brunton Theatre Trust, our staff , our pantomime company and Funbox are devastated that we have had to take this decision. However the safety of our audiences, panto cast & crew, performers and staff is paramount.
The Box Office team will work as quickly as possible to refund your tickets. Due to the volume of sales we ask for your patience while we process the refunds.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Please stay safe everyone.
The Brunton has launched its October 2021 to January 2022 season, offering a great line up of theatre, music, dance film and more to end 2021 and bring us into the new year.
What Moves You? features a solo performance from dance artist Niamh O’Loughlin. An outdoor performance, heralded The Brunton’s return to live performances in June. Now indoors, this performance mixes live dance and music with film.
In partnership with Edinburgh Book Festival, Citizen Winter Warmer is a day of heart-warming events with authors and artists, celebrating local community voices.
National treasure Su Pollard gives a one-woman tour-de-force performance in Harpy. This razor-sharp and bittersweet dark drama from Fringe First award winner Philip Meeks (Kiss Me Honey, Honey!) debuted at Edinburgh Fringe in 2018. A funny and tragic story about one woman’s lifelong battle to find a treasured possession she once lost.
Lunchtime theatre returns with a classic short play and the option of a light lunch of soup and a sandwich Written by John Mortimer (Rumpole of the Bailey), The Dock Brief is a delightful comedy about the law, life and love, brought alive on stage by Rapture Theatre.
The popular Lunchtime Classical Concert series, where audiences can enjoy lunch in the upstairs lounge followed by an hour of classical music in Venue 2, continues with Tim Beattie’s guitar recital and Ariel Lanyi, on piano.
The Brunton’s well loved professional pantomime, will return LIVE to the stage in Musselburgh. Hansel & Gretel, will be produced in house by The Brunton, written and directed by award winning and hugely experienced writer and theatre maker John Binnie. John wrote the scripts for the 2018 and 2019 pantos, well received by both audiences and press. In 2020 John wrote & directed Rapunzel The Pantomime – a family film, enjoyed by many schools and families who viewed it online during the festive period. Once again The Brunton panto guarantees lots of humour, song and local references.
In association with Lammermuir Festival, festive programming also includes a Candlelight Concert with Royal Northern Sinfonia, at North Esk Parish Church, Musselburgh.
The Saltire Festival is celebrated with Scottish folk from multi award-winning Kris Drever, whilst Keith Jack and the MacDonald Bros guarantee a braw night celebrating all things Scotland covering the music of The Proclaimers, Lewis Capaldi, Dougie Maclean and more! The charming and heart-warming classic film, Local Hero is on The Brunton big screen.