Rapunzel the Pantomime to be Screened at The Brunton

This year’s annual panto in Musselburgh’s Brunton theatre takes a new form. Instead of a live stage production, this season’s version of the Grimm’s fairy tale Rapunzel from the redoubtable John Binnie, will be screened in the Brunton’s cinema space instead.

We will see Rapunzel who was locked in a tower being rescued by her pal Jammy, with all the usual family fun and local references that is the trademark of the Honest Toun’s panto fare.

Filmed by D Fie Foe, Rapunzel The Pantomime has been created safely on stage at The Brunton so as to give audiences a chance to enjoy a traditional Brunton pantomime this festive season despite the pandemic.

The Brunton will be welcoming back East Lothian panto favourites with Graham Crammond as Jessie Jobseeker; Wendy Seager as the Sorceress; Eildih Weir as Rapunzel and Ross Donnachie as Jammy Dodger.

 The panto screening will take place from Saturday 19th till Wednesday 30th December with tickets priced at £10 or £38 for a family of 4.

For those who can’t safely make it in person to The Brunton’s cinema, there is the option to watch online at home.

While the Brunton has received funding from the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund through Creative Scotland, any further welcome donations can also be made to enable The Brunton to continue to bring a programme of arts and entertainment to East Lothian and beyond. Full details can be found at their website.

 Irene Brown  

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