Musselburgh’s Brunton Theatre Gearing up for Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Honest Toun of Musselburgh is Festival ready with its beloved theatre, The Brunton (Venue 191), set to entertain this summer with an eclectic mix of Fringe entertainment on Scotland’s east coast. Having worked hard to create a Covid-safe and welcoming venue, The Brunton will reopen its doors and welcome audiences back for LIVE entertainment.

A spokesperson for Brunton Theatre Trust said, “We are absolutely delighted to re-open our doors and bring physically distanced LIVE entertainment to our audiences in East Lothian and beyond as we celebrate being part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival once again. Our staff and performers are looking forward to welcoming people back and all our events will be presented in line with the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 safety guidelines. We have prepared FAQs for our audiences to keep everyone safe. Indoors and out, Musselburgh truly is the place to be for Festival Fringe fun!”

A host of Scottish talent across a range of musical genres, from award–winning Edinburgh born guitarist, Sean Shibe to one of Scotland’s leading musical personalities, tenor Jamie MacDougall; award winning folk musicians Kris Drever, John McCusker and Roddy Woomble; renowned singer famed for his song Caledonia, Dougie MacLean and Scotland’s Michael Bublé tribute act, Michael Hastie are set to bring their own style of music to the stage. Add to this lead singer of Status Quo Francis Rossi sharing  secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll in an evening of chat and music and you have a varied programme worth travelling to East Lothian for.

Beyond Venue 91, are the outdoor events at Musselburgh Racecourse, Lewisvale Park and Fisherrow Links where opera, Shakespeare and a new version of Treasure Island are on offer along with hip hop from City Breakz and theatre for children aged 12 + plus with Allotment from Nutshell Theatre.

Tickets are available from the Brunton website where donations can also be made.

Irene Brown

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