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Comedy

Craig Hill - This Gets Harder Every Year!

Saturday 24th February 7.30pm

Cheeky and irreverent, Scotland's much-loved Kilty Pleasure unleashes his fantastic new show (and another corker of a show title) for a fun evening of uproarious stand-up!

Renowned world-wide for his high-octane live comedy, Craig's razor-sharp wit and unsurpassed audience rapport have seen him perform all over Europe, Australia (including the Sydney Opera House) all over Scotland as well as south of the border and even a season of solo shows in an historic off-Broadway theatre in New York.

Celebrating 25 years of riotous comedy with the funnest audiences anyone could wish for, Craig's shows are firmly established as one of the best nights out around (the last tour sold out fast) and he's hugely popular for a very good reason - get ready for a night of belly-ache laughs at the Corn Exchange,Haddington. We definitely recommend that you book early!

'A laugh-out-loud performance from the beginning to end...absolutely hilarious!' **** (List)

'Funny as hell!' (Scotland on Sunday)

'Flat-out Hilarious...I've not heard a room laugh so long and hard...There isn't anyone better at working a crowd...the audience was in absolute paroxysms of laughter...Genuinely funny'*****(Mirror)

'Riotously funny...He is that rare thing, a naturally funny comedian' (Independent)

'Class. Risque, rib-tickling and absolutely screaming from the rafters...Hill actually has to wait until the audience stop laughing before he can start again. it's absolutely hilarious' (Edinburgh Evening News)

'Hilarious...delightfully fizzy tone and sharp observational jokes...Brillant!'( Daily Record)

CRAIG HILL clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WVWtR5swu0

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Youtube Link
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Contains adult themes & strong language.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Film Screening

One Life (15)

Wednesday 28 February 7.30pm

The true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker who, along with Trevor Chadwick and Doreen Warinner of the British Committee for Refugees in Czechoslovakia, rescued 669 children from the Nazis in the months leading up to World War II.

Director: James Hawes Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Romola Garai, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Flynn 2023 / 1h 50m

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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School of Rock Auditions

We are extremely excited to announce this summer we are bringing to the stage… School of Rock!

 

Are you a wannabe rockstar like Dewey Finn or could you bring the house down on the guitar like Zach Mooneyham, then we want to hear from you!

 

The Brunton, in partnership with David Ross are looking for budding actors, musicians, dancers, singers and anyone else between the ages of 8 and 18 years old who would like to have a rockin’ summer.

 

Auditions will take place on Thursday 22nd February from 6.00pm – 8.30pm at Musselburgh Grammar School. Participants will be asked to prepare some material in advance of the audition which will be emailed out a few weeks before.

 

Call backs for principal parts will be on Thursday 7th March.

ALL AUDITION SLOTS FOR THURSDAY 22nd ARE FILLED- ANOTHER DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

 

Location Musselburgh Grammar School

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Longniddry Youth Theatre Age 6-12

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activites is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

26th January

2nd February

9th February

23rd February

BLOCK 2

1st March

8th March

15th March

22nd March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked seperately - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the Calendar.

Location Longniddry Parish Church

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Haddington Youth Theatre Age 5-7

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activites is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imaginations and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualifed drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

20th January

27th January

3rd February

24th February

BLOCK 2

2nd March

9th March

16th March

23rd March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked seperately - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Haddington Bridge Centre

subvenue Bridge Centre

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Drama

Brunton Youth Theatre Age 5-7

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people age 5-18.

We keep the costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful is all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performing skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama profesionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

20th January

27th January

3rd February

24th February

BLOCK 2

2nd March

9th March

16th March

23rd March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separately - for Block 2 please scroll to March on the calendar

Location Musselburgh Grammar School

subvenue Dance Studio

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Drama

Haddington Youth Theatre Age 8-12

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in thetare, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artist and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

20th January

27th January

3rd Febraury

24th February

BLOCK 2

2nd March

9th March

16th March

23rd March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked seperately - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Haddington Bridge Centre

subvenue Bridge Centre

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Drama

Brunton Youth Theatre Age 8-12

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening all over East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are usefull in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

20th January

27th January

3rd February

24th February

BLOCK 2

2nd March

9th March

16th March

23rd March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are sold seperately - for Block 2 please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Musselburgh Grammar School

subvenue Dance Studio

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Drama

Haddington Youth Theatre Age 12-16

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activitied is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

20th January

27th January

3rd February

24th February

BLOCK 2

2nd March

9th March

16th March

23rd March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Haddington Bridge Centre

subvenue Bridge Centre

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LCDC Annual Show

This is an annual show by LCDC, 56 hours of classes come together to bring you dances of many different genres. Children as young as 18 months to adults will take you on a magical, musical journey. LCDC's motto is "Everyone deserves the chance to shine", and they are an inclusive, affordable, and accessible performing arts school in the heart of Musselburgh. Dancers are given opportunities to compete, sit examinations, and perfom, however if their choice is not to participate, they are equally encouraged to attend classes weekly.

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Drama

Dance Age 5-7

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

23rd January

30th January

6th February

20th February

27th February

BLOCK 2

5th March

12th March

19th March

26th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separately - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar

Location Aberlady Village Hall

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Musical Theatre Age 8-12

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creatvity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening all across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep our costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps to build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified theatre professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with the groups.

Groups currenlty take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencailtland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

23rd January

30th January

6th February

20th February

27th February

BLOCK 2

5th March

12th March

19th March

26th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Fisherrow Community Centre

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Dance age 8-12

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

23th January

30th January

6th February

20th February

27th February

BLOCK 2

5th March

12th March

19th March

26th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked seperatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Aberlady Village Hall

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Pencaitland Youth Theatre Age 7-13

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

23rd January

30th January

6th February

20th February

27th February

BLOCK 2

5ht March

12th March

19th March

26th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Trevelyan Hall Pencaitland

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Musical Theatre Age 12-16

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep our costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified theatre profesionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currenlty take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

23rd January

30th January

6th February

20th February

27th February

BLOCK 2

5th March

12th March

19th March

26th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Fisherrow Community Centre

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Dunbar Youth Theatre Age 8-12

Brunton Perfroming Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Bruton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

24th January

31st January

7th February

21st February

28th February

BLOCK 2

6th March

13th March

20th March

27th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Dunbar Primary School - Lochend Campus

subvenue School

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Drama

Brunton Youth Theatre Age 12-15

Brunton Performimg Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skill that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

24th January

31st January

7th February

21st February

28th February

BLOCK 2

6th March

13th March

20th March

27th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 re booked separatley - for Block 2 dates scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Fisherrow Community Centre

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Dunbar Youth Theatre Age 12-16

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develpos skills that are useful in all areas of life. as well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artist and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Group currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

24th January

31st January

7th February

21st February

28th February

BLOCK 2

6th March

13th March

20th March

27th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Dunbar Grammar School

subvenue School

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Drama

Brunton Youth Theatre Age 15-18

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performimg Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in thetare, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range og acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artist and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

24th January

31st January

7th February

21st February

28th February

BLOCK 2

6th March

13th March

20th March

27th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Fisherrow Community Centre

subvenue Hall

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Film Screening

The Holdovers (15)

Wednesday 6th March 7.30pm

A festive comedy-drama about a bad-tempered professor at a prep school, forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit a handful of students with nowhere to go. Left to their own devices in the empty school, there are adventures, a little calamity and finally, a semblance of family.

Director: Alexander Payne

Cast: Paul Giamatti, Da'vine Joy Randolph, Dominic Sessa

2023 / 2h 13m

Friends of The Brunton, 50p discount

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Classical Music

The Poetic Bassoon - Cerys Ambrose-Evans

Wednesday 6th March 7.30pm

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is without a doubt one of the finest in the world and we are delighted to present a unique and exclusive series of fantastic recitals, given by brilliant soloists from this famous ensemble.

Cerys Ambrose-Evans, bassoon

With piano accompaniment

Debussy arr. Plath: Violin Sonata

Tansman: Sonatine for Bassoon

Nadia Boulanger: Three Pieces

Saint-Saéns: Bassoon Sonata

Scottish Chamber Orchestra's Principal bassoonist Cerys Ambrose-Evans has played with many of the UK's finest orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Opera. Her programme includes Saint-Saéns' charming and brilliant bassoon sonata with works by Debussy, Tansman and Nadia Boulanger which will prove the bassoon is a solo instrument every bit as rewarding as the other members of the wind section.

Location Northesk Parish Church

subvenue Church

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Music

Totally Tina

Friday 8th March 7.30pm

Come and shake a tail feather with the UK's supreme Tina - Justine Riddoch - and her talented cast.

This Breathtaking recreation of a live Tina Turner concert celebrates the golden anniversary of the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll's signature tune Proud Mary. Tina's no-holds-barred take on the song established a reputation for fearsome live perfomances - and those never-ending legs!

Early hits, including River Deep - Mountain High and Nutbush City Limits, were just a taste of what was to come. We Don't Need Another Hero, Simply the Best, What's Love Got to Do With It, I Don't Wanna Lose You and When the Heartache is Over propelled Tina to stadium concert stardom.

Supported by her dazzling dancing girls in sequins, feathers and diamonds, Justine recreates those famed live performances for one night only.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Music

Lionel - The Music of Lionel Richie

Saturday 9th March 7.30pm

Following appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV's Sunday Night at The Palladium and the Graham Norton Show for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in this high-octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores. This award Winning five-star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director, Jonny Miller from Talon.

Enjoy Dancing On the Ceiling, Hello, Three Times A Lady, Easy, All Night Long and many more.

"I Close my eyes and it's Lionel" Roger Upright (Ex Western European Manager of Motown)

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Haddington Concert Society, Classical Music

Opera Winds: Harmonie at the Operatic Table

10th March 2024

In 18th-century Europe, the finest Harmonie wind players entertained aristocrats as they dined, and performed to townsfolk on the street. Join the Principal Winds of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, an instrumental cast of exuberant revellers and serenading lovers, in this journey from field to table to stage! Haddington Concert Society presents live music in intimate surroundings, chamber music at its best.

Full information at www.haddingtonconcertsociety.com

NB: Price reduces to £11 per ticket when all 6 of the season’s concerts are placed in basket.

Location Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

subvenue Hall

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Film Screening

The Color Purple (12A)

Wednesday 13th March

A musical-drama, decades-spanning tale of love and resilience and of one woman's journey to independence. Celie faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.

Director: Blitz Bazawule

Cast: Fantasia Barrion, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks

2023 / 2h 20m

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Classical Music

Guitar Masterpieces: Tim Beattie, guitar

Tuesday 19th March

Our lunchtime recitals include established and emerging, prizewinning performers with sparkling programmes of music, specially selected for you to enjoy. Relax at lunchtime in the beautiful Northesk Parish Church, Musselburgh. A light lunch of soup and a sandwich is served in the Church Hall adjacent to the church.

Classical music is for everyone to enjoy, no previous knowledge is needed to enjoy our concerts. If you can't make it for lunch, you are welcome to book for the concert only.

Works by Bach, Piazzolla and Britten

A fabulous guitarist returns with a fantastic mixture of music and styles. Piazzolla's music is all based on his native Argentina's beloved Tango. Bach's music is often full of dance rhythms and the programme's huge variety is completed by Benjamin Britten's haunting take on a theme by the renaissance genius and lutenist John Dowland

Lunch is served at 12.00pm

Location Northesk Parish Church

subvenue Church

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Film Screening

Bob Marley: One Love (12A)

Wednesday 20th March 7.30pm

Celebrating the life and music of the legendary reggae musician who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. Discover Bob's powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music.

Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green

Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, James Norton, Michael Gandolfini

2024

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Film Screening

NTL: The Motive and The Cue

Thursday 21st March 7pm

Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.

1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud's exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.

Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucibe), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre.

Friends of The Brunton, 50p discount

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Music

The Counterfeit Sixties Show

Saturday 23 March 7.30pm

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain's No.1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty-five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.

The Counterfeit Sixties show presents a showcase of the great bands of this unforgettable time. The fantastic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees - to name but a few - all recreated in this stunning show.

The band members have performed their unique tribute shows all over the UK and abroad and have a wide range of experience in that field. The members of the band have individually worked with notable sixties' artists such as The searchers, The Ivy League, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes and many more.

Join us for a night of sixties nostalgia!

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Music

The Springsteen Sessions

Saturday 23 March 7.30pm

Led by singer Dougie Robertson, with some of the best experienced musicians around - these guys are all huge fans of The boss and their devotion to replicating the authenic sounds of the Main Man and the E-Street Band is obvious.

Enjoy all the hits in the Springsteen Sessions extended set including: Born In The USA, The River, Darlington County, Born To Run, Rosalita, Dancing In The Dark, Hungry Heart, Thunder Road, Glory Days, Tougher Than The Rest, Atlantic City, Darkness On The Edge Of Town, Jungleland, Independence Day and even more. Even some of Bruce's latest material is on the list.

Sit back and be taken on a never-ending journey of the music of the man from New Jersey.

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Freedom and Form Senior School Show

Sunday 24th March 1pm & 6pm

The wonderful senior school dancers of Freedom and Form Dance Training take to the stage once again this March. Showcasing their talents in a programme that is sure to delight all ages, we warmly invite you to bid a fond farewell to this year's leavers.

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Film Screening

ROH Live Screening: Madama Butterfly

Tuesday 26 March 7.15pm

When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merley an illusion - with tragic consequences.

With a score that includes Butterfly's aria, 'Un bel di, Vedremo' ('One Fine Day') and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini's opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking.

Moshe eiser and Patrice Caurier's exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.

Asmik Grigorian performs the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

A Royal Opera House Live Screening.

Location Loretto School

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Events

An Evening with Snooker Greats: Clash of The Titans

Tuesday 26th March 7.30pm

Seven times World Snooker Champion Stephen Hendry takes on his arch rival John Higgins, four times world snooker champion. Dennis Taylor is your host and referee for the evening.

Come and join the UK's favourite snooker stars as they recreate the matches that saw them rise to the top of their proffesion. Stephen Hendry won seven world championships; John Higgins has won four world championships. Who is your favourite to win?

Snooker legend, ex world champion and now BBC commentator Dennis Taylor, is your host and referee for the evening. A night not to be missed!

There will also be a Q&A, with the opportunity to pose the questions you always wanted to ask.

VIP Experience:

6pm - Early entry, welcome drink on arrival, VIP lanyard, premium seating, meet and greet with the lads and a professional photo to take away on the night.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Film Screening

Wicked Little Letters (15)

Wednesday 27th March

When people of Littlehampton - including conservative local Edith - begin to receive letters full of hilarious profanities, rowdy Irish mirgrant Rose is charged with the crime. Suspecting something is amiss, the town's women investigate.

Director: Thea Sharrock

Cast: Olivia Coleman, Jessie Buckley, Timothy Spall

2023 / 1h 40m

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Film Screening

ROH Live Screening: MacMillan Celebrated

Tuesday 9 April 7.15pm

Danses Concertantes, commisioned by Ninette de Valois in 1955 was MacMilian's first major work. An early sign of the incredible artistic output that would follow, the work's critical success spurred MacMilian to abandon performing in favour of choreography.

It is followed by Different Drummer, MacMilian's complex and haunting balletic interpretation of Woyzeck, Georg Buchner's play about a solider's descent into madness.

The mixed programme concludes with Requiem, his 1976 work for Stuttgart Ballet, created in memory of its late artistic director, MacMilian's friend and former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer John Cranko.

A Royal Opera House Live Screening

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Music

Over the Rainbow

Friday 12th April 7.30pm
Celebrating the wonderful music and careers of Judy Garland and her daughter Liza Minnelli, including all of Judy and Liza's most memorable songs.

These nostalgic songs are performed by three of the UK's finest vocal talents supported by a team of dancers making this a very special show.

The show includes all the hit recordings and famous songs from the movies that made this mother and daughter duo, the stars of Hollywood! Included are songs from The Wizard Of Oz, Easter Parade, Meet Me In St Louis, A Star Is Born plus a tribute to Liza Minnelli's Oscar winning performance in Cabaret!

Don't delay and book your tickets today and together with this fantastic cast celebrate the memories that these two iconic ladies have left behind for many generations to continue to enjoy.

Friend of The Brunton save 10%

Location Loretto School

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Classical Music

The Lyrical Viola - Max Mandel

Wednesday 17th April 7.30pm

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is without a doubt one of the finest in the world and we are delighted to present a unique and exclusive series of fantastic recitals, given by brilliant soloists from this famous ensemble

Max Mandel, viola

With piano accompaniment

Schumann: Márchenbilder

Frank Bridge (pieces for viola and piano)

Vaughan Williams: Romance

Bruch: Romanze

Feldman: The Viola in My Life

Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata

Capable of spinning the most beautiful romantic musical tunes, it is a rare pleasure to hear the viola as a solo instrument. Max Mandel recently joined the SCO as principal viola, and he has chosen a programme which ranges from Schumann's imaginings of fairy tale images to music by an American viola virtuoso and from British pastoral images to the full romantic riches of Bruch's Romanze.

Location Northesk Parish Church

subvenue Church

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Classical Music

Beautiful Baroque: Huw Daniel, violin & Jan Waterfield, harpsichord

Tuesday 23rd April

Our lunchtime recitals include established and emerging, prizewinning performers with sparkling programmes of music, specially selected for you to enjoy. Relax at lunchtime in the beautiful Northesk Parish Church, Muselburgh. A light lunch of soup and a sandwich is served in the Church Hall adjacent to the church.

Classical music is for everyone to enjoy, no previous knowledge is needed to enjoy our concerts. If you can't make it for lunch, you are welcome to book for the concert only.

Corelli: Sonata in A major for violin & continuo Opus 5 nr 9

J.S.Bach: Sonata in E major for violin & harpsichord BWV 1016

J.S.Bach: Sonata in G major for violin & continuo BWV 1021

W.F.Bach: Trio in B major for violin & harpsichord

Bach's music for violin and harpsichord is full of energy and drive which characterise his finest music. Two of his Sonatas are framed by the past and the future represented by a sonata from his great predecessor Arcangelo Corelli and his eldest son William Friedmann. Performed by two brilliant baroque specialists this concert will really fizz.

Lunch served at 12.00pm

Location Northesk Parish Church

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Film Screening

NTL: Nye

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a sureal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain's welfare state and created the NHS.

Confronted with death, Aneurin 'Nye' Bevan's deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Friends of The Brunton, 50p discount

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Film Screening

ROH Live Screening: Swan Lake

Wednesday 24 April 7.15pm

Out hunting, Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans. One among them transforms into the beautiful human Odette and he is immediately enamoured. But Odette is bound by a spell which keeps her captive as a swan during the day. Can Siegfried free her?

Tchaikovsky's sensational score combines with the evocative imagination of choreographer Liam Scarlett and designer John MacFarlane to heighten the dramatic pathos of Murius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's quintessential ballet classic.

Swan Lake remains to this day one of the best-loved works in the classical ballet canon.

A Royal Opera House Live Screening.

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Children's Show

My Friend Selkie

Saturday 27 April 11am & 2pm

Selkie is learning about the stars. Jo needs to learn to swim. Can they help each other?

With live music by Quee MacArthur (ex Shooglenifty), children are invited to take part.

See you at the Crab Disco!

Developed by the cast & Dawn Hartley from an original concept by Niamh, this tale is told through dance, text and songs and has been enjoyed by children age 3+ across Scotland.

*In Celtic folk tales, a Selkie is a mythical creature who appears to be a person on land yet changes with their Selkie coat to become a seal in the sea.

'A child-like delight that encourages audience interaction and offers a charming introduction to Scottish folk tales'

****The skinny

Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

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Comedy

Jack Docherty: David Bowie and Me - Parallel Lives

Saturday 4 May 7.30pm

Following rave reviews and a sell-out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Jack Docherty, the BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, is taking his critically acclaimed show David Bowie & Me on tour.

The comic, author, actor and writer uses his time spent with Bowie on The Jack Docherty show in 1997 as a jumping off point, to take audiences through topics from his first love, hedonism, mortality and why you should always meet your heroes. From AI to culture wars, families to teenage years, David Bowie and Me - Parallel Lives is a journey of comedy and storytelling, taking fans on a trip through the inner workings of his masterful mind.

"It is simply impossible not to love what he does on stage" The Scotsman

"Extremely enjoyable piece about his connection with the late, great starman" The Evening Standard

"This show truly showcases Jack's ability as a performer and story-teller, engaging with his audience from start to finish" Edinburgh Evening News

"Docherty's mighty presence fills the room... a supebly delivered, autobiographical coming-of-age story" Three Weeks

"A love letter to creativity, to music and to the teenagers we all once were" Entertainment Now

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Music

The Sensational 60s Experience

Friday 24th May 7.30pm

Join us for the musical phenomenon of 2024 with this festival of nostalgia.The show with the definite feelgood factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960s.

Whether you come to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years this is the show to see. These legends of the 60s will deliver to you a night never to be forgotten, performing hit after hit.

Hits include Bend it, Silence is Golden, Hippy Hippy Shake, You've Got your Troubles, Hitchin A Ride plus many more.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Music

Aly & Phil

Saturday 25 May 7.30pm Together, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour, they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next! Join us to hear Phil Cunningham’s astonishing dexterity on accordion, and Aly Bain’s impassioned fiddle playing. It’s little wonder that these two stalwarts of Scottish traditional music have both been recognised with doctorates and MBEs for their services to music. Aly has brought his musical knowledge to the production of several networked television series, bringing traditional music to a constantly widening audience, while Phil remains in great demand as a composer and presenter of programmes for BBC ranging from music to nature documentaries. They have toured together since 1988 and created six albums as a duo. Through living very international lives dedicated to music, these two have learned how to put on a cracking good show and never disappoint. Don’t miss out! “Probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear” – Mike Russell

Location Northesk Parish Church

subvenue Church

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Music

Karine Polwart - Light Beyond The Window

Saturday 25th May 7.30pm

Plus support from Gaze is Ghost

Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter, folk singer, and storyteller. Her songs evoke a richness of place, hidden histories, scientific curiosity and folklore. Trees and rocks speak. Birds flit in and out of vision. She conjures the beauty and the magic, the sorrow and complexity of the corner of her eye, with lyricism and tenderness.

This is a rare chance to enjoy Karine in intimate, conversational solo performance. Expect a clutch of new songs and wonder tales, and an evening suffused with light.

"Long established as a glorious singer, enquiring songwriter and enlightened mind" MOJO ****

"There are few songwriters sharper" Financial Times ****

"One of the finest singer-songwriter in Britain" The Guardian *****

This event is part of Haddstock Music and Arts Festival taking place 24-26 May 2004, bringing Haddington's venues and streets to life with music, arts, activities and workshops. The majority of community and family events are free. Please see www.haddstock.co.uk for details of ticketed events.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

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ArtEastDance Presentation

Saturday 8th June 2pm

Join us for a captivating afternoon of dance when ArtEastDance presents it's 2024 showcase. The show offers you a glimpse into the work of our students as they display their hard work, dedication and passion over the past year.

ArtEastDance was founded by Sarah Medley Marchand and Jerome Marchand, both former dancers with The Royal Swedish Ballet and Les Ballets De Monte Carlo. They have been working with dancers over this past year to help them achieve their potential and get them to where they are mow.

ArtEastDance promises an unforgettable and unique showcase. Get your tickets now for an afternoon of inspirational dance.

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Music

Abbamania

Saturday 8th June 7.30pm

Europe’s leading Abba tribute, Abbamania, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage.
Abbamania’s widely acclaimed tribute to Abba is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking and timeless hits from Waterloo to Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Fernando and Chiquitita, all of which will have you dancing in the aisles.
So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with Abbamania.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Music

What Now My Love?

Saturday 21st September 7.30pm

Brought to you by the award-winning producers of the hugely successful Talon - The Best of Eagles.

The A&M Records co-founder formed and led the band, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, selling over 72 million records worldwide and still remains the only musician in history to hit No.1 both as an instrumentalist with Rise and as a vocalist with This Guy's In Love with You.

Other delights featured in this non-stop musical fiesta include, Spanish Flea, Tijuana Taxi, A Taste of Honey, The Lonely Bull, What Now My Love? and many more.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Events

Toad on the Road

Friday 27 September 7.30pm

VIP ticket holders 6pm

Following on from the SELL OUT Celebration Tour, Neighbours's star Ryan Moloney (AKA, Toadie Rebecchi) is heading back out on the road for his exclusive solo tour - Toad on the Road.

Joining the cast of Neighbours as Toadfish Rebecchi in 1995, Moloney remains on our screens to this day - and his character was central when the soap returned to our screens last summer on Amazon Freevee.

From multiple weddings, a huge extended family, a controversial baby lie, the full monty, wrestling and more, Toadie has been at the heart of some of the Australian soaps biggest stories across the last 28 years. And now audiences get to reminisce alongside Ryan as he looks back across all of Toadie's biggest stories, reveals never before heard behind the scenes secrets, and shares his vision for some of the plots he has always wanted the lovable lawyer to be involved in.

With meet and greet opportunities available, and a Q&A, this is a must-attend event for any Neighbours fan, past and present.

VIPs sit in the best seats and meet Ryan Moloney

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Comedy

Janey Godley

Friday 11 & Saturday 12 October 8pm

Against all odds and filled with heaps of chemo Janey Godley returns this Autumn.

Controversy, cancellation, and cancer don't always make the best comedy but in Janey's hands this will be a dynamite of a gig.

The funny woman behind the voiceovers of Nicola Sturgeon during covid, is back on tour celebrating winning 'The Billy Connolly, Spirit of Glasgow Comedy Award'.

Her feet are numb, and she has a lumpy hernia because of the cancer treatment, but she keeps going!

Voiceovers, comedy, and outrageous stories are on the menu.

Don't miss it. Book now!

"It's one of those gigs, finally, that feels as much communion as comedy, as Godley's audience seize the chance to see her and share in her stories." Guardian

"The type of act you want to catch again and again, year after year" One4Review

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Music

Talon - Best of Eagles

Saturday 19th October 7.30pm

Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK.

To the Limit 2024 will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take Life In The Fast Lane and many more.

Revered by their peers and loved by their fans, this world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon. They have, over the last quarter of a century, truly transcended the tag 'tribute'.

"Talon perfrom the songs of The Eagles with reverence and super talent" Jack Tempchin - Eagles Hit Songwriter.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Events

Jenny Ryan, Out Of The Box

Thursday 24 October 7.30pm / 6pm Meet & Greet

Jenny Ryan - better known as the dream-crushing brainbox The Vixen on the hit ITV quiz The Chase - breaks away from teatime telly and invites you to an evening of song, storytelling and even some showbiz secrets.

Join Jenny on a journey through her life and times via some of her favourite tunes, sung live with the powerful voice which blew the judges away on X Factor Celebrity:

"Extraordinary...A diva voice" Nicole Scherzinger

"Jenny -like...what?!? will.i.am

"A singing tour de force" Metro

"I would highly recommend you go and see this lovely Bolton lass" One4review *****

Meet & Greet ticket holders 6pm

Meet & Greet tickets include a signed poster, photo opportunity on stage with Jenny Ryan as well as the best seats in the house.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Events

Auld Pals - An evening with the cast of Still Game

Friday 1 November 7.30pm

Jane McCarry, Paul Riley, Mark Cox, Sanjeev Kohli and Gavin

Mitchell, who played Isa, Winston, Tam, Naveed and Boaby the

Barman in the hit comedy series Still Game, are touring the UK

with an evening of fun, laughter and the opportunity for the

audience to ask anything they’ve ever wanted about the iconic Still

Game!

After 62 episodes, 21 years and a record-breaking run of live

shows at the Ovo Hydro, these &39 auld pals will share stories of their

time on the show and individual careers, lifting the lid on some of

the secrets that have led them to be Scotland's most admired

household names.

With live music, prizes for grabs and meet and greet opportunities,

this promises to be a hilarious night out that guarantees a large

crowd!

VIP ticket holders 6pm

VIPs sit in the best seats, meet with Mark and Jane and a have photo opportunity with them both.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Music

A Vision of Elvis

Saturday 2nd November 7.30pm

Put on your blue suede shoes and come to celebrate the music of the King of rock 'n' Roll with the UK's supreme Elvis - Rob Kingsley - and his talented cast.

This breathtaking recreation of a live Elvis Presley concert takes you on an epic audiovisual journey through time like you've never seen before - including hits Stuck on You, It's Now or Never, Return to Sender, GI Blues, Suspicious Minds, The Wonder Of You, American Trilogy and many, many more.

Rob's contact with the audience is immediate. As soon as the show begins you are being taken on an emotional roller coaster, engaging audiences with a truly authentic Elvis musical spectacular!

Elvis's photographer Ed Bonja remarked: "Rob sings like Elvis, captures the soul of Elvis - his charisma, his gestures - he even walks like Elvis"

"The King is Back" Rolling Stone Magazine

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Comedy

Craig Hill - This Gets Harder Every Year!

Saturday 24th February 7.30pm

Cheeky and irreverent, Scotland's much-loved Kilty Pleasure unleashes his fantastic new show (and another corker of a show title) for a fun evening of uproarious stand-up!

Renowned world-wide for his high-octane live comedy, Craig's razor-sharp wit and unsurpassed audience rapport have seen him perform all over Europe, Australia (including the Sydney Opera House) all over Scotland as well as south of the border and even a season of solo shows in an historic off-Broadway theatre in New York.

Celebrating 25 years of riotous comedy with the funnest audiences anyone could wish for, Craig's shows are firmly established as one of the best nights out around (the last tour sold out fast) and he's hugely popular for a very good reason - get ready for a night of belly-ache laughs at the Corn Exchange,Haddington. We definitely recommend that you book early!

'A laugh-out-loud performance from the beginning to end...absolutely hilarious!' **** (List)

'Funny as hell!' (Scotland on Sunday)

'Flat-out Hilarious...I've not heard a room laugh so long and hard...There isn't anyone better at working a crowd...the audience was in absolute paroxysms of laughter...Genuinely funny'*****(Mirror)

'Riotously funny...He is that rare thing, a naturally funny comedian' (Independent)

'Class. Risque, rib-tickling and absolutely screaming from the rafters...Hill actually has to wait until the audience stop laughing before he can start again. it's absolutely hilarious' (Edinburgh Evening News)

'Hilarious...delightfully fizzy tone and sharp observational jokes...Brillant!'( Daily Record)

CRAIG HILL clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WVWtR5swu0

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Contains adult themes & strong language.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

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Film Screening

One Life (15)

Wednesday 28 February 7.30pm

The true story of Sir Nicholas ‘Nicky’ Winton, a young London broker who, along with Trevor Chadwick and Doreen Warinner of the British Committee for Refugees in Czechoslovakia, rescued 669 children from the Nazis in the months leading up to World War II.

Director: James Hawes Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Romola Garai, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Flynn 2023 / 1h 50m

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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School of Rock Auditions

We are extremely excited to announce this summer we are bringing to the stage… School of Rock!

 

Are you a wannabe rockstar like Dewey Finn or could you bring the house down on the guitar like Zach Mooneyham, then we want to hear from you!

 

The Brunton, in partnership with David Ross are looking for budding actors, musicians, dancers, singers and anyone else between the ages of 8 and 18 years old who would like to have a rockin’ summer.

 

Auditions will take place on Thursday 22nd February from 6.00pm – 8.30pm at Musselburgh Grammar School. Participants will be asked to prepare some material in advance of the audition which will be emailed out a few weeks before.

 

Call backs for principal parts will be on Thursday 7th March.

ALL AUDITION SLOTS FOR THURSDAY 22nd ARE FILLED- ANOTHER DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

 

Location Musselburgh Grammar School

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Longniddry Youth Theatre Age 6-12

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activites is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

26th January

2nd February

9th February

23rd February

BLOCK 2

1st March

8th March

15th March

22nd March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked seperately - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the Calendar.

Location Longniddry Parish Church

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Haddington Youth Theatre Age 5-7

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activites is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imaginations and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualifed drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

20th January

27th January

3rd February

24th February

BLOCK 2

2nd March

9th March

16th March

23rd March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked seperately - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Haddington Bridge Centre

subvenue Bridge Centre

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Drama

Brunton Youth Theatre Age 5-7

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people age 5-18.

We keep the costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful is all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performing skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama profesionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

20th January

27th January

3rd February

24th February

BLOCK 2

2nd March

9th March

16th March

23rd March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separately - for Block 2 please scroll to March on the calendar

Location Musselburgh Grammar School

subvenue Dance Studio

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Drama

Haddington Youth Theatre Age 8-12

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in thetare, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artist and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

20th January

27th January

3rd Febraury

24th February

BLOCK 2

2nd March

9th March

16th March

23rd March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked seperately - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Haddington Bridge Centre

subvenue Bridge Centre

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Drama

Brunton Youth Theatre Age 8-12

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening all over East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are usefull in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

20th January

27th January

3rd February

24th February

BLOCK 2

2nd March

9th March

16th March

23rd March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are sold seperately - for Block 2 please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Musselburgh Grammar School

subvenue Dance Studio

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Drama

Haddington Youth Theatre Age 12-16

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activitied is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

20th January

27th January

3rd February

24th February

BLOCK 2

2nd March

9th March

16th March

23rd March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Haddington Bridge Centre

subvenue Bridge Centre

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LCDC Annual Show

This is an annual show by LCDC, 56 hours of classes come together to bring you dances of many different genres. Children as young as 18 months to adults will take you on a magical, musical journey. LCDC's motto is "Everyone deserves the chance to shine", and they are an inclusive, affordable, and accessible performing arts school in the heart of Musselburgh. Dancers are given opportunities to compete, sit examinations, and perfom, however if their choice is not to participate, they are equally encouraged to attend classes weekly.

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Drama

Dance Age 5-7

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

23rd January

30th January

6th February

20th February

27th February

BLOCK 2

5th March

12th March

19th March

26th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separately - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar

Location Aberlady Village Hall

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Musical Theatre Age 8-12

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creatvity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening all across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep our costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps to build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified theatre professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with the groups.

Groups currenlty take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencailtland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

23rd January

30th January

6th February

20th February

27th February

BLOCK 2

5th March

12th March

19th March

26th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Fisherrow Community Centre

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Dance age 8-12

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

23th January

30th January

6th February

20th February

27th February

BLOCK 2

5th March

12th March

19th March

26th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked seperatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Aberlady Village Hall

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Pencaitland Youth Theatre Age 7-13

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

23rd January

30th January

6th February

20th February

27th February

BLOCK 2

5ht March

12th March

19th March

26th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Trevelyan Hall Pencaitland

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Musical Theatre Age 12-16

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep our costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified theatre profesionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currenlty take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

23rd January

30th January

6th February

20th February

27th February

BLOCK 2

5th March

12th March

19th March

26th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Fisherrow Community Centre

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Dunbar Youth Theatre Age 8-12

Brunton Perfroming Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Bruton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

24th January

31st January

7th February

21st February

28th February

BLOCK 2

6th March

13th March

20th March

27th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Dunbar Primary School - Lochend Campus

subvenue School

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Drama

Brunton Youth Theatre Age 12-15

Brunton Performimg Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skill that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artists and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

24th January

31st January

7th February

21st February

28th February

BLOCK 2

6th March

13th March

20th March

27th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 re booked separatley - for Block 2 dates scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Fisherrow Community Centre

subvenue Hall

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Drama

Dunbar Youth Theatre Age 12-16

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performing Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in theatre, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develpos skills that are useful in all areas of life. as well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artist and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Group currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

24th January

31st January

7th February

21st February

28th February

BLOCK 2

6th March

13th March

20th March

27th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Dunbar Grammar School

subvenue School

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Drama

Brunton Youth Theatre Age 15-18

Brunton Performing Arts Network

Unlock your creativity and join The Brunton's Performimg Arts Network.

We've got workshops happening across East Lothian in thetare, dance, musical theatre and more, for young people aged 5-18.

We keep costs low and welcome everyone.

Taking part in creative activities is fun and helps build confidence, fuels your imagination and develops skills that are useful in all areas of life. As well as developing a range og acting and performance skills, you will meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Each group is run by experienced and qualified drama professionals who work as freelance performance artist and have a wealth of knowledge and talent which they enjoy sharing with groups.

Groups currently take place in:

* Dunbar

* Haddington

* Longniddry

* Musselburgh

* Prestonpans

* Pencaitland

* Aberlady

BLOCK 1

24th January

31st January

7th February

21st February

28th February

BLOCK 2

6th March

13th March

20th March

27th March

Please note Block 1 & Block 2 are booked separatley - for Block 2 dates please scroll to March on the calendar.

Location Fisherrow Community Centre

subvenue Hall

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Film Screening

The Holdovers (15)

Wednesday 6th March 7.30pm

A festive comedy-drama about a bad-tempered professor at a prep school, forced to remain on campus during Christmas break to babysit a handful of students with nowhere to go. Left to their own devices in the empty school, there are adventures, a little calamity and finally, a semblance of family.

Director: Alexander Payne

Cast: Paul Giamatti, Da'vine Joy Randolph, Dominic Sessa

2023 / 2h 13m

Friends of The Brunton, 50p discount

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Classical Music

The Poetic Bassoon - Cerys Ambrose-Evans

Wednesday 6th March 7.30pm

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is without a doubt one of the finest in the world and we are delighted to present a unique and exclusive series of fantastic recitals, given by brilliant soloists from this famous ensemble.

Cerys Ambrose-Evans, bassoon

With piano accompaniment

Debussy arr. Plath: Violin Sonata

Tansman: Sonatine for Bassoon

Nadia Boulanger: Three Pieces

Saint-Saéns: Bassoon Sonata

Scottish Chamber Orchestra's Principal bassoonist Cerys Ambrose-Evans has played with many of the UK's finest orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Opera. Her programme includes Saint-Saéns' charming and brilliant bassoon sonata with works by Debussy, Tansman and Nadia Boulanger which will prove the bassoon is a solo instrument every bit as rewarding as the other members of the wind section.

Location Northesk Parish Church

subvenue Church

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Music

Totally Tina

Friday 8th March 7.30pm

Come and shake a tail feather with the UK's supreme Tina - Justine Riddoch - and her talented cast.

This Breathtaking recreation of a live Tina Turner concert celebrates the golden anniversary of the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll's signature tune Proud Mary. Tina's no-holds-barred take on the song established a reputation for fearsome live perfomances - and those never-ending legs!

Early hits, including River Deep - Mountain High and Nutbush City Limits, were just a taste of what was to come. We Don't Need Another Hero, Simply the Best, What's Love Got to Do With It, I Don't Wanna Lose You and When the Heartache is Over propelled Tina to stadium concert stardom.

Supported by her dazzling dancing girls in sequins, feathers and diamonds, Justine recreates those famed live performances for one night only.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Music

Lionel - The Music of Lionel Richie

Saturday 9th March 7.30pm

Following appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV's Sunday Night at The Palladium and the Graham Norton Show for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in this high-octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores. This award Winning five-star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director, Jonny Miller from Talon.

Enjoy Dancing On the Ceiling, Hello, Three Times A Lady, Easy, All Night Long and many more.

"I Close my eyes and it's Lionel" Roger Upright (Ex Western European Manager of Motown)

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Haddington Concert Society, Classical Music

Opera Winds: Harmonie at the Operatic Table

10th March 2024

In 18th-century Europe, the finest Harmonie wind players entertained aristocrats as they dined, and performed to townsfolk on the street. Join the Principal Winds of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, an instrumental cast of exuberant revellers and serenading lovers, in this journey from field to table to stage! Haddington Concert Society presents live music in intimate surroundings, chamber music at its best.

Full information at www.haddingtonconcertsociety.com

NB: Price reduces to £11 per ticket when all 6 of the season’s concerts are placed in basket.

Location Holy Trinity Church, Haddington

subvenue Hall

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Film Screening

The Color Purple (12A)

Wednesday 13th March

A musical-drama, decades-spanning tale of love and resilience and of one woman's journey to independence. Celie faces many hardships in her life, but ultimately finds extraordinary strength and hope in the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood.

Director: Blitz Bazawule

Cast: Fantasia Barrion, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks

2023 / 2h 20m

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Classical Music

Guitar Masterpieces: Tim Beattie, guitar

Tuesday 19th March

Our lunchtime recitals include established and emerging, prizewinning performers with sparkling programmes of music, specially selected for you to enjoy. Relax at lunchtime in the beautiful Northesk Parish Church, Musselburgh. A light lunch of soup and a sandwich is served in the Church Hall adjacent to the church.

Classical music is for everyone to enjoy, no previous knowledge is needed to enjoy our concerts. If you can't make it for lunch, you are welcome to book for the concert only.

Works by Bach, Piazzolla and Britten

A fabulous guitarist returns with a fantastic mixture of music and styles. Piazzolla's music is all based on his native Argentina's beloved Tango. Bach's music is often full of dance rhythms and the programme's huge variety is completed by Benjamin Britten's haunting take on a theme by the renaissance genius and lutenist John Dowland

Lunch is served at 12.00pm

Location Northesk Parish Church

subvenue Church

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Film Screening

Bob Marley: One Love (12A)

Wednesday 20th March 7.30pm

Celebrating the life and music of the legendary reggae musician who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. Discover Bob's powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music.

Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green

Cast: Kingsley Ben-Adir, James Norton, Michael Gandolfini

2024

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Film Screening

NTL: The Motive and The Cue

Thursday 21st March 7pm

Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.

1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud's exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.

Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucibe), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre.

Friends of The Brunton, 50p discount

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Music

The Counterfeit Sixties Show

Saturday 23 March 7.30pm

Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain's No.1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties, with their tribute to over twenty-five bands of that era. The show encompasses everything from that period, from the clothes that were worn, to flashbacks from television history, including: TV programmes, adverts and even clips from the original bands.

The Counterfeit Sixties show presents a showcase of the great bands of this unforgettable time. The fantastic music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks and The Monkees - to name but a few - all recreated in this stunning show.

The band members have performed their unique tribute shows all over the UK and abroad and have a wide range of experience in that field. The members of the band have individually worked with notable sixties' artists such as The searchers, The Ivy League, The Fortunes, The Tremeloes and many more.

Join us for a night of sixties nostalgia!

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Music

The Springsteen Sessions

Saturday 23 March 7.30pm

Led by singer Dougie Robertson, with some of the best experienced musicians around - these guys are all huge fans of The boss and their devotion to replicating the authenic sounds of the Main Man and the E-Street Band is obvious.

Enjoy all the hits in the Springsteen Sessions extended set including: Born In The USA, The River, Darlington County, Born To Run, Rosalita, Dancing In The Dark, Hungry Heart, Thunder Road, Glory Days, Tougher Than The Rest, Atlantic City, Darkness On The Edge Of Town, Jungleland, Independence Day and even more. Even some of Bruce's latest material is on the list.

Sit back and be taken on a never-ending journey of the music of the man from New Jersey.

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Freedom and Form Senior School Show

Sunday 24th March 1pm & 6pm

The wonderful senior school dancers of Freedom and Form Dance Training take to the stage once again this March. Showcasing their talents in a programme that is sure to delight all ages, we warmly invite you to bid a fond farewell to this year's leavers.

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Film Screening

ROH Live Screening: Madama Butterfly

Tuesday 26 March 7.15pm

When the young geisha, Cio-Cio-San, marries American Naval Officer Pinkerton, she believes she is entering a real, binding marriage for life. Forsaking her religion and community, she learns all too late that for Pinkerton, their marriage is merley an illusion - with tragic consequences.

With a score that includes Butterfly's aria, 'Un bel di, Vedremo' ('One Fine Day') and the Humming Chorus, Giacomo Puccini's opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking.

Moshe eiser and Patrice Caurier's exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.

Asmik Grigorian performs the role of Cio-Cio-San, with Kevin John Edusei conducting.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

A Royal Opera House Live Screening.

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Events

An Evening with Snooker Greats: Clash of The Titans

Tuesday 26th March 7.30pm

Seven times World Snooker Champion Stephen Hendry takes on his arch rival John Higgins, four times world snooker champion. Dennis Taylor is your host and referee for the evening.

Come and join the UK's favourite snooker stars as they recreate the matches that saw them rise to the top of their proffesion. Stephen Hendry won seven world championships; John Higgins has won four world championships. Who is your favourite to win?

Snooker legend, ex world champion and now BBC commentator Dennis Taylor, is your host and referee for the evening. A night not to be missed!

There will also be a Q&A, with the opportunity to pose the questions you always wanted to ask.

VIP Experience:

6pm - Early entry, welcome drink on arrival, VIP lanyard, premium seating, meet and greet with the lads and a professional photo to take away on the night.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Film Screening

Wicked Little Letters (15)

Wednesday 27th March

When people of Littlehampton - including conservative local Edith - begin to receive letters full of hilarious profanities, rowdy Irish mirgrant Rose is charged with the crime. Suspecting something is amiss, the town's women investigate.

Director: Thea Sharrock

Cast: Olivia Coleman, Jessie Buckley, Timothy Spall

2023 / 1h 40m

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Film Screening

ROH Live Screening: MacMillan Celebrated

Tuesday 9 April 7.15pm

Danses Concertantes, commisioned by Ninette de Valois in 1955 was MacMilian's first major work. An early sign of the incredible artistic output that would follow, the work's critical success spurred MacMilian to abandon performing in favour of choreography.

It is followed by Different Drummer, MacMilian's complex and haunting balletic interpretation of Woyzeck, Georg Buchner's play about a solider's descent into madness.

The mixed programme concludes with Requiem, his 1976 work for Stuttgart Ballet, created in memory of its late artistic director, MacMilian's friend and former Royal Ballet dancer and choreographer John Cranko.

A Royal Opera House Live Screening

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Music

Over the Rainbow

Friday 12th April 7.30pm
Celebrating the wonderful music and careers of Judy Garland and her daughter Liza Minnelli, including all of Judy and Liza's most memorable songs.

These nostalgic songs are performed by three of the UK's finest vocal talents supported by a team of dancers making this a very special show.

The show includes all the hit recordings and famous songs from the movies that made this mother and daughter duo, the stars of Hollywood! Included are songs from The Wizard Of Oz, Easter Parade, Meet Me In St Louis, A Star Is Born plus a tribute to Liza Minnelli's Oscar winning performance in Cabaret!

Don't delay and book your tickets today and together with this fantastic cast celebrate the memories that these two iconic ladies have left behind for many generations to continue to enjoy.

Friend of The Brunton save 10%

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Classical Music

The Lyrical Viola - Max Mandel

Wednesday 17th April 7.30pm

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is without a doubt one of the finest in the world and we are delighted to present a unique and exclusive series of fantastic recitals, given by brilliant soloists from this famous ensemble

Max Mandel, viola

With piano accompaniment

Schumann: Márchenbilder

Frank Bridge (pieces for viola and piano)

Vaughan Williams: Romance

Bruch: Romanze

Feldman: The Viola in My Life

Rebecca Clarke: Viola Sonata

Capable of spinning the most beautiful romantic musical tunes, it is a rare pleasure to hear the viola as a solo instrument. Max Mandel recently joined the SCO as principal viola, and he has chosen a programme which ranges from Schumann's imaginings of fairy tale images to music by an American viola virtuoso and from British pastoral images to the full romantic riches of Bruch's Romanze.

Location Northesk Parish Church

subvenue Church

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Classical Music

Beautiful Baroque: Huw Daniel, violin & Jan Waterfield, harpsichord

Tuesday 23rd April

Our lunchtime recitals include established and emerging, prizewinning performers with sparkling programmes of music, specially selected for you to enjoy. Relax at lunchtime in the beautiful Northesk Parish Church, Muselburgh. A light lunch of soup and a sandwich is served in the Church Hall adjacent to the church.

Classical music is for everyone to enjoy, no previous knowledge is needed to enjoy our concerts. If you can't make it for lunch, you are welcome to book for the concert only.

Corelli: Sonata in A major for violin & continuo Opus 5 nr 9

J.S.Bach: Sonata in E major for violin & harpsichord BWV 1016

J.S.Bach: Sonata in G major for violin & continuo BWV 1021

W.F.Bach: Trio in B major for violin & harpsichord

Bach's music for violin and harpsichord is full of energy and drive which characterise his finest music. Two of his Sonatas are framed by the past and the future represented by a sonata from his great predecessor Arcangelo Corelli and his eldest son William Friedmann. Performed by two brilliant baroque specialists this concert will really fizz.

Lunch served at 12.00pm

Location Northesk Parish Church

subvenue Church

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Film Screening

NTL: Nye

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a sureal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain's welfare state and created the NHS.

Confronted with death, Aneurin 'Nye' Bevan's deepest memories lead him on a mind-bending journey back through his life; from childhood to mining underground, Parliament and fights with Churchill.

Written by Tim Price and directed by Rufus Norris (Small Island), this epic new Welsh fantasia will be broadcast live from the National Theatre.

Friends of The Brunton, 50p discount

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Film Screening

ROH Live Screening: Swan Lake

Wednesday 24 April 7.15pm

Out hunting, Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans. One among them transforms into the beautiful human Odette and he is immediately enamoured. But Odette is bound by a spell which keeps her captive as a swan during the day. Can Siegfried free her?

Tchaikovsky's sensational score combines with the evocative imagination of choreographer Liam Scarlett and designer John MacFarlane to heighten the dramatic pathos of Murius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's quintessential ballet classic.

Swan Lake remains to this day one of the best-loved works in the classical ballet canon.

A Royal Opera House Live Screening.

Location Loretto School

subvenue Theatre

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Children's Show

My Friend Selkie

Saturday 27 April 11am & 2pm

Selkie is learning about the stars. Jo needs to learn to swim. Can they help each other?

With live music by Quee MacArthur (ex Shooglenifty), children are invited to take part.

See you at the Crab Disco!

Developed by the cast & Dawn Hartley from an original concept by Niamh, this tale is told through dance, text and songs and has been enjoyed by children age 3+ across Scotland.

*In Celtic folk tales, a Selkie is a mythical creature who appears to be a person on land yet changes with their Selkie coat to become a seal in the sea.

'A child-like delight that encourages audience interaction and offers a charming introduction to Scottish folk tales'

****The skinny

Edinburgh Fringe 2023

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Comedy

Jack Docherty: David Bowie and Me - Parallel Lives

Saturday 4 May 7.30pm

Following rave reviews and a sell-out run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Jack Docherty, the BAFTA award-winning star of Scot Squad and Absolutely, is taking his critically acclaimed show David Bowie & Me on tour.

The comic, author, actor and writer uses his time spent with Bowie on The Jack Docherty show in 1997 as a jumping off point, to take audiences through topics from his first love, hedonism, mortality and why you should always meet your heroes. From AI to culture wars, families to teenage years, David Bowie and Me - Parallel Lives is a journey of comedy and storytelling, taking fans on a trip through the inner workings of his masterful mind.

"It is simply impossible not to love what he does on stage" The Scotsman

"Extremely enjoyable piece about his connection with the late, great starman" The Evening Standard

"This show truly showcases Jack's ability as a performer and story-teller, engaging with his audience from start to finish" Edinburgh Evening News

"Docherty's mighty presence fills the room... a supebly delivered, autobiographical coming-of-age story" Three Weeks

"A love letter to creativity, to music and to the teenagers we all once were" Entertainment Now

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Music

The Sensational 60s Experience

Friday 24th May 7.30pm

Join us for the musical phenomenon of 2024 with this festival of nostalgia.The show with the definite feelgood factor will transport you back to that magical decade that was the 1960s.

Whether you come to relive your childhood memories or you just simply want to see what your parents have been raving about for all these years this is the show to see. These legends of the 60s will deliver to you a night never to be forgotten, performing hit after hit.

Hits include Bend it, Silence is Golden, Hippy Hippy Shake, You've Got your Troubles, Hitchin A Ride plus many more.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Music

Aly & Phil

Saturday 25 May 7.30pm Together, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour, they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next! Join us to hear Phil Cunningham’s astonishing dexterity on accordion, and Aly Bain’s impassioned fiddle playing. It’s little wonder that these two stalwarts of Scottish traditional music have both been recognised with doctorates and MBEs for their services to music. Aly has brought his musical knowledge to the production of several networked television series, bringing traditional music to a constantly widening audience, while Phil remains in great demand as a composer and presenter of programmes for BBC ranging from music to nature documentaries. They have toured together since 1988 and created six albums as a duo. Through living very international lives dedicated to music, these two have learned how to put on a cracking good show and never disappoint. Don’t miss out! “Probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear” – Mike Russell

Location Northesk Parish Church

subvenue Church

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Music

Karine Polwart - Light Beyond The Window

Saturday 25th May 7.30pm

Plus support from Gaze is Ghost

Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning Scottish songwriter, folk singer, and storyteller. Her songs evoke a richness of place, hidden histories, scientific curiosity and folklore. Trees and rocks speak. Birds flit in and out of vision. She conjures the beauty and the magic, the sorrow and complexity of the corner of her eye, with lyricism and tenderness.

This is a rare chance to enjoy Karine in intimate, conversational solo performance. Expect a clutch of new songs and wonder tales, and an evening suffused with light.

"Long established as a glorious singer, enquiring songwriter and enlightened mind" MOJO ****

"There are few songwriters sharper" Financial Times ****

"One of the finest singer-songwriter in Britain" The Guardian *****

This event is part of Haddstock Music and Arts Festival taking place 24-26 May 2004, bringing Haddington's venues and streets to life with music, arts, activities and workshops. The majority of community and family events are free. Please see www.haddstock.co.uk for details of ticketed events.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

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ArtEastDance Presentation

Saturday 8th June 2pm

Join us for a captivating afternoon of dance when ArtEastDance presents it's 2024 showcase. The show offers you a glimpse into the work of our students as they display their hard work, dedication and passion over the past year.

ArtEastDance was founded by Sarah Medley Marchand and Jerome Marchand, both former dancers with The Royal Swedish Ballet and Les Ballets De Monte Carlo. They have been working with dancers over this past year to help them achieve their potential and get them to where they are mow.

ArtEastDance promises an unforgettable and unique showcase. Get your tickets now for an afternoon of inspirational dance.

Location Loretto School

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Music

Abbamania

Saturday 8th June 7.30pm

Europe’s leading Abba tribute, Abbamania, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage.
Abbamania’s widely acclaimed tribute to Abba is a sensational two hour show featuring record breaking and timeless hits from Waterloo to Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Fernando and Chiquitita, all of which will have you dancing in the aisles.
So dust off your platforms, put on your flares and come along and enjoy an unforgettable night with Abbamania.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

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Music

What Now My Love?

Saturday 21st September 7.30pm

Brought to you by the award-winning producers of the hugely successful Talon - The Best of Eagles.

The A&M Records co-founder formed and led the band, Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, selling over 72 million records worldwide and still remains the only musician in history to hit No.1 both as an instrumentalist with Rise and as a vocalist with This Guy's In Love with You.

Other delights featured in this non-stop musical fiesta include, Spanish Flea, Tijuana Taxi, A Taste of Honey, The Lonely Bull, What Now My Love? and many more.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

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Events

Toad on the Road

Friday 27 September 7.30pm

VIP ticket holders 6pm

Following on from the SELL OUT Celebration Tour, Neighbours's star Ryan Moloney (AKA, Toadie Rebecchi) is heading back out on the road for his exclusive solo tour - Toad on the Road.

Joining the cast of Neighbours as Toadfish Rebecchi in 1995, Moloney remains on our screens to this day - and his character was central when the soap returned to our screens last summer on Amazon Freevee.

From multiple weddings, a huge extended family, a controversial baby lie, the full monty, wrestling and more, Toadie has been at the heart of some of the Australian soaps biggest stories across the last 28 years. And now audiences get to reminisce alongside Ryan as he looks back across all of Toadie's biggest stories, reveals never before heard behind the scenes secrets, and shares his vision for some of the plots he has always wanted the lovable lawyer to be involved in.

With meet and greet opportunities available, and a Q&A, this is a must-attend event for any Neighbours fan, past and present.

VIPs sit in the best seats and meet Ryan Moloney

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

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Comedy

Janey Godley

Friday 11 & Saturday 12 October 8pm

Against all odds and filled with heaps of chemo Janey Godley returns this Autumn.

Controversy, cancellation, and cancer don't always make the best comedy but in Janey's hands this will be a dynamite of a gig.

The funny woman behind the voiceovers of Nicola Sturgeon during covid, is back on tour celebrating winning 'The Billy Connolly, Spirit of Glasgow Comedy Award'.

Her feet are numb, and she has a lumpy hernia because of the cancer treatment, but she keeps going!

Voiceovers, comedy, and outrageous stories are on the menu.

Don't miss it. Book now!

"It's one of those gigs, finally, that feels as much communion as comedy, as Godley's audience seize the chance to see her and share in her stories." Guardian

"The type of act you want to catch again and again, year after year" One4Review

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

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Music

Talon - Best of Eagles

Saturday 19th October 7.30pm

Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK.

To the Limit 2024 will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take Life In The Fast Lane and many more.

Revered by their peers and loved by their fans, this world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon. They have, over the last quarter of a century, truly transcended the tag 'tribute'.

"Talon perfrom the songs of The Eagles with reverence and super talent" Jack Tempchin - Eagles Hit Songwriter.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Jenny Ryan, Out Of The Box

Thursday 24 October 7.30pm / 6pm Meet & Greet

Jenny Ryan - better known as the dream-crushing brainbox The Vixen on the hit ITV quiz The Chase - breaks away from teatime telly and invites you to an evening of song, storytelling and even some showbiz secrets.

Join Jenny on a journey through her life and times via some of her favourite tunes, sung live with the powerful voice which blew the judges away on X Factor Celebrity:

"Extraordinary...A diva voice" Nicole Scherzinger

"Jenny -like...what?!? will.i.am

"A singing tour de force" Metro

"I would highly recommend you go and see this lovely Bolton lass" One4review *****

Meet & Greet ticket holders 6pm

Meet & Greet tickets include a signed poster, photo opportunity on stage with Jenny Ryan as well as the best seats in the house.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange

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Auld Pals - An evening with the cast of Still Game

Friday 1 November 7.30pm

Jane McCarry, Paul Riley, Mark Cox, Sanjeev Kohli and Gavin

Mitchell, who played Isa, Winston, Tam, Naveed and Boaby the

Barman in the hit comedy series Still Game, are touring the UK

with an evening of fun, laughter and the opportunity for the

audience to ask anything they’ve ever wanted about the iconic Still

Game!

After 62 episodes, 21 years and a record-breaking run of live

shows at the Ovo Hydro, these &39 auld pals will share stories of their

time on the show and individual careers, lifting the lid on some of

the secrets that have led them to be Scotland's most admired

household names.

With live music, prizes for grabs and meet and greet opportunities,

this promises to be a hilarious night out that guarantees a large

crowd!

VIP ticket holders 6pm

VIPs sit in the best seats, meet with Mark and Jane and a have photo opportunity with them both.

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

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Music

A Vision of Elvis

Saturday 2nd November 7.30pm

Put on your blue suede shoes and come to celebrate the music of the King of rock 'n' Roll with the UK's supreme Elvis - Rob Kingsley - and his talented cast.

This breathtaking recreation of a live Elvis Presley concert takes you on an epic audiovisual journey through time like you've never seen before - including hits Stuck on You, It's Now or Never, Return to Sender, GI Blues, Suspicious Minds, The Wonder Of You, American Trilogy and many, many more.

Rob's contact with the audience is immediate. As soon as the show begins you are being taken on an emotional roller coaster, engaging audiences with a truly authentic Elvis musical spectacular!

Elvis's photographer Ed Bonja remarked: "Rob sings like Elvis, captures the soul of Elvis - his charisma, his gestures - he even walks like Elvis"

"The King is Back" Rolling Stone Magazine

Location Haddington Corn Exchange

subvenue Corn Exchange