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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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The Tailor of Inverness – Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh

Writer: Matthew Zajac Director: Ben Harrison Reviewer: Dominic Corr War and all of its travesties will never be understood. From the British perspective – we were the heroes, they the villains. When presented with people quite literally in the bootstraps of the opposition many are unable to connect. The stories told by people leaving the Third Reich behind are sometimes ...

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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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Aladdin – The Brunton, Musselburgh

Writer &Director: Mark Cox Reviewer: Dominic Corr Can you feel it? That tangible aura of campness and cheap gags, altered pop hits and glitter galore. Not only is winter approaching, not only is it the time of frost and overpriced festive markets, it is also that most welcomed, yet feared season of all; panto time. That most British of traditions graces ...

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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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Admission One Shilling – The Brunton, Musselburgh

Deviser: Nigel Hess Director: Christopher Luscombe Reviewer: Val Baskott One shilling equalled six Woodbines or three pints of beer when war broke out in 1939. Myra Hess, already an internationally acclaimed concert pianist for three decades, felt keenly the need to keep classical music alive and accessible during wartime restrictions. Foregoing her USA tour, she lobbied and used her influence ...

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NEWS: Be amused at The Brunton in Musselburgh this winter.

The Brunton in Musselburgh is the place to be amused this winter, from Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Russell Kane, to Luke Kempner and his critically acclaimed show The Only Way is Downton; from Graffiti Classics, a group bursting the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with its hilarious musical comedy show, to Formby, a unique one-man show about the ...

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