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Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6AF
0131 653 5245

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Dance For All: Full Time Student Dance Show
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Tuesday 28 June 7.30pm
Award winning vocational college Dance For All, present their end of year showcase, One Night Only.
An exciting and eclectic performance of choreography in a range of dance styles, such as ballet, jazz,
modern, contemporary, tap and many more. Join us for a spectacular and inspiring evening of dance.

Running time: 150 minutes
£20 (£17)

Pop Up Opera 22
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The first of three exciting outdoor performances by Scottish Opera for all ages.
Pop-up Opera is back with three brilliant half-hour shows for audiences of all ages! Performed in a specially-adapted theatre trailer, each pint-sized performance is brought to life by a storyteller, singers, instrumentalists, and a series of colourful illustrations. A Little Bit of Barber and A Little Bit of Figaro are two cleverly-rewritten versions of Rossini’s and Mozart’s classic comedies, following the adventures of one of opera’s most beloved characters – the mischievous barber Figaro. The third mini opera, Be A Sport, Spike!, is a Scottish Opera original for 4 to 8 year olds. Mike ‘The Spike’ McTavish is the greatest sportsman the world has ever seen – but there’s one skill he could never master…singing! Come and help him get those vocal cords moving!
Run Time: 30 Minutes
For All Ages

Tickets: £5

Twist and Shout
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Friday 1 July 7.30pm

A fun-packed musical journey back to the swinging sixties!
An all-star West End cast delivers a musical powerhouse of a show.

Return to a time when skirts got shorter and hair got longer as we revive the hits of The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more.

Includes She Loves You, Glad All Over, You’re My World, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Something Tells Me I’m In to Something Good, Shout, Ferry Cross the Mersey and so many more.

Approximate running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Tickets: £23

Scottish Chamber Orchestra
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Saturday 23 July 7.30pm

Philip Higham, cello and Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor perform Mozart and Haydn
Mozart: Symphony in D K97
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C
Haydn: Symphony No 104 in D 'London'

Philip Higham, cello
Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor

Maxim Emelyanychev is more a musical force of nature than a conductor. His performances with the SCO have developed a reputation for amazing freshness and energy. An unforgettable evening is in prospect.
Haydn’s C major cello concerto is one of the sunniest of all concertos, and Haydn’s last symphony is full of brilliance and optimism. Don’t we deserve that?!

“The SCO is already mesmerised by its new maestro, because the playing here was exhilarating from first note to last.” The Times

Tickets: £22 (£20)

Cara Dillon
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Friday 5 August 7.30pm

A collection of beautiful and moving songs.
Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years. She has (according to Mojo magazine) "Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice".
Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album "Wanderer" which is a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. Every note and word sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs. Legions of fans will attest to their impassioned performances with Cara's warm and natural stage presence something to savour.

Tickets: £24

The Polar Bears Go Go Go
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Saturday 6 August 11am & 2pm

The Polar Bears are off on an adventure, Fringe fun for 2 - 5 year olds.
Join the very lovable but slightly hapless duo as they set off on their holiday adventures. Will they ever reach their destination? Or are they just going around in circles?

With friendship at its heart, this deaf-friendly show explores the joy and confusion of navigating stations, airports and suitcases, and realising that home has to more to offer than you imagined.
Combining physical humour and clowning with vivid storytelling, the bungling pair find themselves in all sorts of hilarious travel related situations. Sometimes a holiday is all about the journey.

Running time: 50 minutes.
Recommended for 2 - 5 year olds.
Tickets: £10 adult, £8 child (£32 family of 4 with at least 1 child)

Be Bop A Lula
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Saturday 6 August 7.30pm
The West End smash hit has arrived for a major new UK tour, starring the giants of Rock’n’Roll Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Billy Fury and Buddy Holly!
In 1960, American rockers Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent flew in from the States and were joined by British heartthrob Billy Fury for the UK's very first multi-artist rock'n'roll tour.
Reviewers were appalled by the on stage antics. Audiences screamed their approval. British youth culture was born. Relive the raw excitement of these original tours, recreated and performed by some of the UK’s most talented singers and live musicians.Be Bop a Lula is a non-stop hits tour through the legendary era of 1950s Rock‘n’Roll!

Featuring the classics C’mon Every’body, Summertimes Blues, Peggy Sue, That’ll Be The Day, Halfway to Paradise, I’d Never Find Another You, Bluejean Bop, Be Bop A Lula, and many more!

Tickets: £24 (£22)

National Theatre Live: Prima Facie (15)
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Wednesday 10 August 7pm
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) plays a brilliant young barrister in Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.

Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.
Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.
Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.
Age Guidance 15
Includes sensitive subject matter including reference to sex, violence and rape'

Tickets: £13.50 (£11.50)

My Friend Selkie
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Thursday 11 August 11am and 2.30pm

What Moves You present this delightful Scottish children's show for 3 - 8 years.
My Friend Selkie is a heart-warming story of friendship and facing challenges, together.
With simple text and movement by dancers, Niamh O’Loughlin and Laura Booth, interwoven with live music composed and played by Quee MacArthur, the show includes invitations to join in and play - join the Crab Disco, play Magic Ball and try out the moves of *Selkie’s sea pals!

“Really engaging, lovely to hear live music and an unusual performance” Aberdeen Teacher
Run time: 50 mins
Ages 3 - 8 years

Tickets: £6

Oh! Carol: The Story of Neil Sedaka
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Friday 12 August 7.30pm

A show dedicated to celebrating these giants of the pop world.

From humble beginnings to the dizzying heights of their successes the songwriting genius of Sedaka and Greenfield will go down in musical history as one of the most successful partnerships of all time.
Packed full of hits such as Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, [Is This The Way To] Amarillo, Stupid Cupid and of course Oh! Carol, masterpieces made famous not only by Sedaka but also other well known performers like Connie Francis, Tony Christie and Tom Jones.
This talented cast and their phenomenal band take to the stage to bring you a show dedicated to celebrating these giants of the pop world.

Approximate running time: 2 hours

Tickets: £23 (£21)

Dougie MacLean
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Saturday 13 August 7.30pm

“Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter, a national musical treasure”
(SingOut USA)
Dougie MacLean has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' song writing and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and inspired performances. His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and many other top performers. During the two years of the pandemic his weekly broadcasts from his Old Schoolhouse (renamed a Global Streaming Theatre) reached almost 3 million viewers in 56 different countries. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and an OBE!

£24 (£22)

Main Street Blues: Kings of The Blues
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Thursday 18 August 7.30pm

Main Street Blues return with their electric Blues tribute to the thee masters of the blues: BB King, Albert King and Freddie King.
The show includes classics such as The Thrill is Gone, Born Under a Bad Sign, Oh Pretty Woman, Hideaway and many many more.
To create the exciting sound of electric blues, Main Street Blues has expanded its usual 4-piece line-up to include a fantastic brass section and backing singers.
Expect a joyous evening of great music which will get your feet tapping.
Previous performances of the show sold out quickly at the Edinburgh Fringe so get your tickets early.

Tickets: £19 (£17)

You Win Again
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Friday 19 August 7.30pm

Direct from London's West End, You Win Again - Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees.
Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one of the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this unforgettable concert spectacular. Immerse yourself in the brothers' music through the sixties, seventies and eighties - including hits they wrote for artists such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton.

Join us for this breath-taking concert spectacular, taking you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Night Fever, Stayin' Alive, More Than A Woman, You Should Be Dancing, How Deep is Your Love?, Jive Talkin', Tragedy, Massachusetts, Words, I've Got to Get a Message to You, Too Much Heaven, Islands in the Steam, Grease, If I Can't Have You and many more!.

This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artist/estates/management companies or similar shows.

Tickets: £26 (£24)

The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular
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Saturday 20 August 7.30pm 2022
Celebrating the golden age of big band and swing.

The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra musicians have credits ranging from 1920’s trad jazz, BBC Big Band, Jazz Funk and West End shows behind them. In Concert, in addition to Big Band numbers, there are solos spots from a number of our top notch musicians and fabulous renditions from our Star vocalists.
From playing under the wing of a Bomber at the American Air Museum to selling out their appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the MSO UK always hits the right notes. The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK’s musicians happily state that they are the hardest swinging band in the UK but don’t take our word for it, come and see for yourselves!

Approximate running time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Tickets: £23.50

Siobhan Miller
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Sat 20 August 7:30PM

Award winning Scottish folk singer and songwriter Siobhan Miller performs her acclaimed fourth solo album, All is Not Forgotten.

Scottish folk singer and songwriter Siobhan Miller’s soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song has won her a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, and the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards’ Scots Singer of the Year an unprecedented four times. Recently featured amongst the star-studded2022 line-up of Transatlantic Sessions, Siobhan’s fourth solo album, All is Not Forgotten was released to critical acclaim in 2020, achieving radio play on BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4. She is joined by acclaimed guitarist Innes White, Charlie Stewart on fiddle, and sought-after double-bassist Euan Burton.

‘One of the best Scottish traditional singers on the planet’ / fRoots

‘assured and precise… Siobhan Miller’s vocals are bright and unforced.’ / The Guardian

Sat 20 August

Young Classical Artists Trust Showcase Concert 2 Brahms plus
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Thursday 25 August 12 noon lunch, 1pm concert

Irène Duval, violin, Jean-Selim Abdelmoula, piano and Maciej Kulakowski, cello, in the second of three sparkling programmes of chamber music.

The Young Classical Artists Trust supports the early careers of musicians so they can go on and move generations of audiences around the world with their talents. These three stars of the future met at The Kronberg Academy and as well as being brilliant soloists are committed and passionate chamber musicians. Their three programmes offer some of the greatest music for viol, cello and piano including Schubert’s great E flat trio.

Janáček: Nocturne for piano No 6 in D flat, Op 63
Brahms: Violin Sonata No 2 inA, Op 100
Fauré: Sonata No.1 in A, Op.13
(arr. for cello and piano by C.Hüllweck)

12 Noon lunch, 1pm concert
Lunch & Concert £17.75
Concert only £11

Big Band Buble - Scotland's Number 1 Michael Buble Tribute
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Friday 26 August 7.30pm

A night full of seductive songs and big band classics.
Scotland’s number one Bublé tribute act, Michael Hastie, and record breaking Scottish Big Band Jon Ritchie & That Swing Sensation invite you to a night full of seductive songs and big band classics in a fabulous tribute to the Canadian Crooner and the era of swing. Classic hits such as Haven’t Met You Yet, Cry Me a River and Everything mean that this is one show that will leave you Feeling Good. Add to this Michael’s smooth, sophisticated vocals, charismatic personality and a record-breaking big band and it will definitely be a night to remember.

Tickets: £18 (£16)

The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny
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Saturday 27 August 1pm & 4pm

Fringe Festival outdoor theatre at Musselburgh Racecourse.

Peter Rabbit and his naughty cousin Benjamin know very well that they are not to go into Mr McGregor’s garden, but they cannot resist and soon they find themselves face to face Mr McGregor himself! But how will they ever escape?

Join Peter and Benjamin on their hair-raising adventures in an enchanting new adaptation of the much loved Beatrix Potter Tales – a treat for all the family.

This is an outdoor theatre event, please dress for the weather and bring a rug or low backed chair.
1pm & 4pm
Musselburgh Racecourse
Suitable for age 3 and up
Tickets: £11 adult, £10 child (£40 family of 4)

Alex Hodgson: Tickety Boo
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Saturday 27 August 7.30pm

Scottish songs, humour, stories and fun for all the family to enjoy.
This must be one of the most genuine selections of heartfelt writing to enjoy this festival.

There is something available for everyone, whilst show casing old new and traditional songs and stories. This extravaganza of a show is both woven and entwined with fun, love and laughter.

Alex Hodgson returns to the Brunton from another successful tour of New Zealand to entertain on his home turf.

Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Tickets: £16 (£14)

Big Girls Don't Cry
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Saturday 27 August 7.30pm

Celebrate the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
This non-stop hit machine, authentically recreated by our phenomenal cast and live band will transport you back in time to 1963 and beyond for a magical evening enjoying all your favourites.

During the sixties and seventies number one hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry helped propel the Four Seasons and Frankie Valli to super stardom.
After selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there’s a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone’s heart. This internationally acclaimed show authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey’s finest.
It showcases Frankie’s incredible falsetto, and features his solo hits like Grease, Let’s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin’, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, and Who Loves You.


Tickets: £28 (£26)

Young Classical Artists Trust Showcase Concert 3 Schubert plus
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Saturday 27 August 12 Noon lunch, 1pm concert

A delightful Fringe Festival, lunchtime concert of sparkling chamber music.

The Young Classical Artists Trust supports the early careers of musicians so they can go on and move generations of audiences around the world with their talents. These three stars of the future met at The Kronberg Academy and as well as being brilliant soloists are committed and passionate chamber musicians. Their three programmes offer some of the greatest music for viol, cello and piano including Schubert’s great E flat trio.

Fauré: Nocturnefor piano No 13 in B minor, Op 119
Schumann: 6 Études in Canonic Form,Op 56
(arr. for piano trio by Theodor Kirchner)
Schubert: Piano Trio No 2 in E flat, D929

12 Noon lunch, 1pm concert
Lunch & Concert £17.75
Concert only £11

Funbox: How to be a Superhero
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Saturday 3 September 1pm & 3.30pm
Singalong silliness with the Funbox team.

Its time to pull on your spandex, slap on your capes and head up, up and away with Funbox!
Join Anya, Kevin, Gary and Bonzo (formerly of The Singing Kettle) for some singalong silliness as they take the super steps needed to become ultimate heroes! But what do superheroes eat? Is super smell a proper power? And how do we get our keys to open the Funbox?

Come dressed as a Superhero to join in the fun! Pants over trousers encouraged but not mandatory.

“No room to get bored” Primary Times.

Tickets: £12.50 | £46 Family of 4
Groups 10+ £11

National Theatre Live: Much Ado About Nothing (12A)
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Thursday 8 September 7pm
Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.
The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love.
A string of scandalous deceptions soon surround not only the young couple, but also the adamantly single Beatrice and Benedick.
Following the award-winning success of National Theatre Live’s Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage.

Run Time Approx. 180 mins
£13.50 (£11.50)

Two's Company by Gillian Duffy
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Thu 8 Sept 7.30pm

World première production. The new comedy drama from the writer of The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns.
Meet Maureen Parker. 55, single, twice divorced, Lonely-Hearts Guru – and now owner of NEW Matchmaking Agency with a difference, Two’s Company.
The agency soon receives an enquiry that rings a few unexpected bells – Maureen’s first love is back in town (the one who broke her heart) and he’s looking for a date – with her! But does she want to see Michael again after all these years, especially when he left with no explanation, no goodbye.

‘Gillian Duffy’s work is beautifully written and laced with humour throughout’ Into Creative
‘Duffy’s brilliant, compact commentary on Modern Love’ Dundee Review
‘Gillian Duffy’s writing takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotion’

Tickets: £14( £13), £10 under 18

Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly: Acoustic Duo
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Saturday 24 September 7.30pm 2022

A wonderful evening of acoustic blues, soul with a little humour added. Two great voices, two great reputations.
Maggie Bell and Dave Kelly's on stage chemistry is immediately apparent. Although both coming originally out of blues / soul explosion of the late 1960s, their repertoire includes folk, rock, country, gospel as well a blues and soul.

Maggie Bell: Scotland's queen of soul, founder member of Stone The Crows and a successful solo artist. She was a resounding hit at the Led Zepplin reunion concert in 2008.
Dave Kelly: London's slide guitar king, having recorded with Son House, Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells and a founder member of The Blues Band.

Tickets: £20 (£18)

The Simon and Garfunkel Story
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Thur 29 Sept 7.30pm

Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a SOLD-OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos, original film footage and a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. "Fantastic” - Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2. "Authentic and Exciting” - The Stage

Tickets: £24 (£22)

Time's Plague
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Saturday 1 October 7.30pm

David Hayman returns as everyman Bob Cunninghame.
Bob is in a hospital bed. A long dark night of the soul, an understaffed ward, a single room. Another stormy night. He’s on the top floor of the hospital. The Death Star.

He’s broken – as is the world around him… And tomorrow morning? It sounds like a painful and risky procedure, but Bob is convinced he won’t survive it.
This doesn’t stop Bob from ranting about injustice and the state of the world… laughing at everything, including himself. No way Bob’s going gently into that good night, he’ll burn and rave at close of day, raging against the dying of the light.
Age Guidance 14+

Tickets: £15

National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again (12A)
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Thursday 6 October 7pm

A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night).
After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.

Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.

‘One of the funniest productions in the National’s history.’ Guardian on One Man, Two Guvnors

Run Time Approx. 180 mins

£13.50 (£11.50)

National Ballet - Swan Lake
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Thursday 13 October 7.30pm 2022
The greatest of all romantic ballets with music by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky
After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker last year, National Ballet returns to the UK with the most famous Ballet of all time. Swan Lake is one of Tchaikovsky’s best works, featuring some of ballet’s most memorable music and breath-taking dance.

Swan Lake is a tale of two young women, Odette and Odilie, who resembles each other so strikingly one can easily be mistaken for the other.

It is the compelling legend of a tragic romance in which a princess, Odette, is turned into a swan by an evil curse. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful young woman he is instantly captivated – will his love prove strong enough to break the evil spell that she is under?

Running time: 2 hours including interval

Tickets: £26 (£24)

I Spy with My Little Eye
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Friday 21 October 2pm

The People's Theatre Company invites you to come on a thrilling children's adventure.

Molly and Bingo the puppy are having a birthday party and, best of all, you're invited!
There'll be a terrific treasure hunt, sensational sing-along songs and lots of fantastic games to play, including Molly's favourite game, I Spy With My Little Eye!
So put on your party clothes and come join us for what promises to be a magical day of fun and laughter.
It's going to be the best party ever!

The People's Theatre Company

Age guidance: Universal
Running time: 1 hour

Tickets: £12 (10), Family £40 ( 4 tickets)

Downs with Love
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Saturday 22nd October 2022 7.30pm

“intelligently creative, humorous and entertaining” **** Edinburgh Guide
“Downs With Love” tells the story of Beth, a young girl who has Down’s Syndrome. She lives a
very independent life, has her routines and lives simply but happily. She is helped by a new support worker, Tracy and they soon strike up a friendship. On a Friday night, she goes to the pub to watch Mark, a local singer. Beth loves Mark but the problem is - Mark loves Tracy - who loves both of them. Complex and challenging issues arise for all.

Tickets: £14 (12), £10 under 18

Talon - The Best Of Eagles 25th Anniversary Tour
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Saturday 29 October 7.30pm

The Best of Eagles 25th Anniversary Tour.
Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and the... '25th Anniversary Tour' will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin' Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane and many more.

This world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of 'tribute'. They have become a brand name in their own right who are not only revered by their peers, respected by the music industry but dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base.

The ability of Talon to evolve and go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year on year continues once again with what promises to be an event.

Tickets: £25 (£23)

Sinbad The Pantomime
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Wednesday 23 November - Saturday 31 December 2022
Traditional Pantomime for all ages.
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a trip to The Brunton’s panto!

Join SINBAD on his fantastic journey as he voyages from Fisherrow over the sea searching for fortune, and finding romance with a runaway Princess-in-disguise. Sinbad’s interfering mammy follows in hot pursuit, along with the evil, power-hungry Mayor. Along the way there is nail-biting drama, dastardly pirates, riding on the back of a giant whale and ferocious creatures guarding hidden treasure.
From the same team that brought you last year's HANSEL AND GRETEL and previously RAPUNZEL, CINDERELLA and JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, SINBAD promises all you would want from a family panto, and more!

Join us for a fun packed panto, laugh, sing and join in!

Peak: £23 (£20) Family of 4 £84
Off peak: £20 (£17) Family of 4 £72

Barbara Dickson with Nick Holland in Concert
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Friday 25 November 7.30pm
The Saltire Festival welcomes Barbara Dickson, Scotland's biggest-selling female singer of all time.

In this special acoustic performance Barbara Dickson and her pianist Nick Holland explore her catalogue of songs at an intimate level. The pair perform a wonderful range of material drawing on Barbara’s folk roots, contemporary greats, and some of her classic hits.

Supported by Anthony Toner.

Tickets: £28 (£26)

Hue and Cry: Saltire Festival
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Saturday 26 November 7.30pm

Scottish music icons Hue and Cry perform live for the Saltire Festival.
Patrick and Gregory Kane formed Hue and Cry in the 80’s and the duo made a huge impact with the release of their debut album ‘Seduced and Abandoned’ (1987) which featured their first top ten single ‘Labour of Love’. The follow up album ‘Remote’ continued the trend and produced the huge hits ‘Looking for Linda’ & ‘Violently’. Albums like ‘Stars Crash Down’, ‘Showtime’ and ‘Jazz Not Jazz’ ensured Hue and Cry’s continued successful run through the 90’s, whilst their 2005 appearances as finalists on ITV’s primetime show ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’, featuring their version of Beyonce’s ‘Crazy In Love’, thrust the band firmly back into the mainstream limelight.

Tickets: £26 (24)

Buddy Holly & The Cricketers - Holly at Christmas
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Friday 9 December 7.30pm

29 Years of Rock 'n' Rolling The World!
Buddy Holly and the Cricketers once again herald in the Yuletide festivities with Holly at Christmas, the show that is now as traditional as mulled wine and mince pies!

Holly's hits, other contemporary classics and some Christmas crackers are all wrapped up in a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment to make the perfect gift for all the family.

Whatever the season, whatever the excuse to party, make your Heartbeat a little faster with the show that has thousands of fans the world over saying: "I can't believe it's not Buddy!"

"The audience were dancing in the aisles and roaring for more" The Stage

£22 (£20)

Christmas Country with the Stars 2022
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Tuesday 20 December 7.30pm

Back by popular demand the Christmas Country with the Stars show returns for another night of festive toe-tapping magic.

Four of Irelands top stars all perform together in one super show. Join the hilarious Gary Gamble with his surreal impressions of Daniel O Donnell, the young global sensation Owen Mac with his angelic voice, the hugely popular Boxcar Brian and Desi Mac with classic covers of well-known songs from the Legends. The quartet of stars will showcase there trademark hit songs with a sprinkle of Xmas magic in the company of the fabulous Keltic Storm backing band. One thing is for sure if its Irish Country Music you like then this is the show for you! You also wouldn’t know who would make a guest appearance Ho Ho Ho.

Tickets: £25

Heidi Talbot
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Friday 10 Mar 2023, 7.30pm

Folk singer, combining celtic and Americana influences.
Heidi Talbot was born in a small village in Co. Kildare, Ireland, became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland teaching yoga in her spare time. With a background like that, it's hardly surprising she should develop a style that switches easily between Celtic and Americana, but Subtlety is Talbot's magic ingredient. From her "mesmerising" and "intoxicating" gossamer voice to the delicate re-working of traditional and contemporary material that has earned her rave reviews for her records and Live performances. The woman from Co. Kildare, who spent several years in New York, slips effortlessly between musical worlds but retains a personal modesty rooted in traditional Folk.

Running time: 1hour 50mins

Tickets: £17 (£15)

A Vision Of Elvis
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Saturday 25 March 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Rob Kingsley, winner of The National Tribute Music Awards " Official Elvis Show " and " No.1 Male Tribute Artist " brings his internationally renowned show to The Brunton.
In this sensational new show you will experience an epic audio-visual journey through time like you've never seen before.
Featuring the classic hits Stuck on You from the Timex Show, GI Blues from the Movie Years, Blue Suede Shoes from the '1968 Comeback Special' with the finale being the electrifying Concert Years which includes Suspicious Minds, American Trilogy and many, many more.

With a string of SOLD OUT UK Dates A Vision of Elvis – IS the ONLY Elvis show to see.

Voted No1 Elvis Presley Tribute Artist & Best Overall Male Artist at the National Music Tribute Awards.
Grand European Champion at Europe's Largest Elvis Competition.
Voted Best Vegas Elvis at Europe's Largest Competition

Tickets: £25 (£23)

Paul Young - Behind The Lens
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Thursday 6 April 7.30pm (5.45pm meet and greet tickets)

Revel in Paul Young's classic hits and learn the stories behind them.
He’s been a major star for four decades.
Paul Young broke into the big time 40 years ago when No Parlez went to number one and spawned iconic hits like Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home). More success followed with the number one album The Secret Of Association and the worldwide hit Every Time You Go Away, not forgetting an appearance at Live Aid and more.

Paul is touring the UK, where he’ll meet fans, sing hits and tell stories about his incredible career. It’s time to revel in the classic hits and learn the stories behind them as Paul steps out from Behind The Lens.

Tickets: £80 / £45 / £30
Start time is 5.45pm for meet and greet ticket holders

£80 best seats, goody bag and pre-show meet and greet
£45 next best seats and goody bag
£30 standard price

Francis Rossi: Tunes and Chat
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Wednesday 1 November 7.30pm

An intimate evening of chat and music with legendary Status Quo lead singer.
Status Quo legend Francis Rossi is taking up his acoustic guitar to bring you a selection of well-known hits and some previously not-performed-live-before tunes. It will be a unique evening in which Francis will reprise fan favourites from a remarkable 50+ year career. Expect original-style, acoustic versions of Quo classics, threaded together with chat in this music based evening.
VIP packages are available for those wishing to meet Francis before the show.

Tickets: £30, £45 VIP & £80 Super VIP


Musselburgh station is about 15 minutes walk away or take the No. 30 bus from the station.


Free and convenient parking behind the building. Disabled spaces at front and rear of building


The Bistro is open serving the daytime menu on all other evenings that there is a performance in the Theatre. Open 9am – 7.30pm for snacks, lunches and pre theatre suppers. (Closes 5pm if no evening show).


Our spacious Bars are open before and after shows so you can relax and enjoy your visit in a welcoming and friendly setting.

For your convenience and ease of service, interval drinks can be ordered when you arrive.

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