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Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four – Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Writer & Director: Nick Lane Reviewer: Dominic Corr Missing jewels, murder, romance and a chap with a wooden leg. If it wasn’t Sherlock Holmes, it would have to be something equally as impossible. Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four has our residents of Baker Street encounter Watson’s future wife Mary ...

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INTERVIEW: Keith Jack talks about his tour and new album Movie Nights

Keith Jack is probably best-known for finishing second on BBC 1’s Any Dream Will Do but his theatre credits since leaving the show are impressive: the Narrator and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat; Charlie in Only The Brave; Alistair in Sincerely, Mr Toad; Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore and Sparky in Forever Plaid. Here he talks to ...

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Cinderella – The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Richard Conlon, Mark McDonnell and Sean Hay in Cinderella

Writer: Mark Cox Director: Mark Cox Reviewer: Dominic Corr   As lights flicker across East Lothian, striking off the tinsel adorning the buildings, Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre once more transforms into Pantoland. Opening the fairytale book at Cinderella, this classic is given a local flavour and humour and displaysa strong sense of community. After the success of last year’s Jack and ...

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The Public Reviews 2014 Preview: Part II

In our second instalment of our 2014 previews our regional editors in Scotland, Central and South West talk us through the productions that are getting them excited throughout the year. SCOTLAND: Lauren Humphries The temperature is falling, the urge to hibernate is strong but 2014 promises to be a knockout year in Scottish theatre. You’d be forgiven for thinking that ...

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Othello – Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Director: Max Lewendel Writer: William Shakespeare Reviewer: Amy Taylor [rating:4] Venetian tragedy, racial tension and deadly ambition lie at the heart of Max Lewendel’s revival of his 2009 production ofOthello. A co-production with Icarus Theatre Collective and Kings Theatre, Southsea, this production brings music, energy and unity to this infamous and controversial tragedy. Written in the early 16thcentury, Shakespeare’s classic ...

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Ballet Black – Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Director: Cassa Pancho Reviewer:Val Baskott [rating: 4.5] Cassa Pancho founded Ballet Black in 2001 to provide a solo platform for black and Asian dancers in an era where mainstream recognition is still sadly lacking. Surviving on a shoestring with just a little support from the Royal Opera House the award winning company aims to bring ballet to a more culturally ...

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NEWS: St Andrew’s Byre Theatre to Close

Scotland’s only five star theatre, The Byre Theatre in St Andrew’s is to close, it was announced by the board of the landmark theatre today. The theatre, which underwent a £5.5 million refit in 2001, and was re-opened by Sir Sean Connery, was originally used as a cow shed, has been hosting shows since the 1930s. The announcement comes after ...

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