The Lost Things – production for P5-7, at The Brunton this February

Tortoise in a Nutshell - The Lost Things
Tortoise in a Nutshell – The Lost Things

Tortoise in a Nutshell, the award winning Edinburgh based visual theatre company, presents The Lost Things, an exciting production for children in P5 to P7 this February. Tackling themes of loss, friendship and loneliness, this is an immersive experience that transports them to another world. An accompanying education pack is available.

It’s a world of lost things: car keys, wedding rings, dads, and a mysterious girl who is building an amazing machine.

Performed in a unique dome structure, The Lost Things is about losing things and finding things you didn’t even know you were looking for. This is a dark fairytale set in a fantastical world, where nothing is quite as it seems.

Created by this award winning company with writer Oliver Emanuel, this was originally commissioned by Imaginate and supported through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Expo Fund.

The Lost Things is on Wednesday 24 February at 11am and 1.30pm. Schools tickets are £5.25 for East Lothian Council Schools, with one free ticket for teachers per 10 pupils booked.

To book, call the Box Office on 0131 665 2240 or email boxoffice@eastlothian.gov.uk

Auditions for Brunton Youth Theatre

Young people aged 12 – 15 years, with an interest in and enthusiasm for acting are invited to register for youth theatre auditions for Brunton Youth Theatre Stages 2 & 3 classes held in Musselburgh.

Brunton Youth Theatre Auditions Tuesday 11 March at The Brunton Musselburgh.

Young people aged 12 – 15 years, with an interest in and enthusiasm for acting are invited to register for youth theatre auditions for Brunton Youth Theatre Stages 2 & 3 classes held in Musselburgh.

Tuesday 11 March 2014, 6pm – 8pm, Rehearsal Room at the Brunton Hall

This is a chance to join a performance focused group, developing a range of theatrical skills and techniques. In addition, this group has the opportunity to perform onstage at The Brunton.

The audition takes the form of a workshop session with a series of different scenes and activities to take part in. No preparation is required, just a willingness to participate.

The BYT Stage 2/3 group is held every Wednesday evening during term time from 6pm until 8pm at The Brunton.

Those wishing to attend the audition should telephone 0131 665 9900 or email youththeatre@eastlothian.gov.uk to register.

ELC Arts Service Education programme 2013 – 2014

Book your school’s workshops now! Pdfs of our Arts Education programme have been sent directly to teachers. You can also access it online at

http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/downloads/download/1669/arts_education_brochure_20132014-arts_activities_and_events_for_east_lothian_schools

The programme includes drama, dance, art and music workshops delivered by arts professionals as well as performances at The Brunton. For more information please email artsservice@eastlothian.gov.uk or call 0131 665 9900.

Brunton Youth Theatre Auditions Aged 12-18 Love drama…

Brunton Youth Theatre Auditions
Aged 12-18? Love drama? Join us!

Brunton Youth Theatre are holding their annual auditions. Classes are held on a weekly basis at The Brunton in Musselburgh and are run by experienced and qualified drama professionals. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, youth theatre members meet new people, build confidence, and have fun!

Stage 1,2,3 Auditions – Ages 12-15 – Tuesday 25 June 6pm – 8pm
Senior Group Auditions – Ages 15-18 – Thursday 27 June 6pm – 8pm
At The Brunton, Musselburgh: Rehearsal Room

These are open auditions in the form of a workshop. No preparation is necessary, but advance registration is essential.
For more information and to register, contact East Lothian Council Arts Service on 0131 665 9900.