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Brunton announce Fringe shows


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Musselburgh theatre offers a break from the bustle.

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Venue 191, better known as The Brunton in Musselburgh, has announced a programme of 18 shows for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Highlights include Celtic super group Ímar on Wed 22 Aug, The Rat Pack with special guest Anita Harris on Fri 17 Aug and the famous, much-loved Dougie MacLean on Sat 11 Aug. The day before that on Fri 10 Aug, audiences can celebrate everyone’s favourite country duo of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers in Islands in the Stream, while the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons are recreated in Big Girls Don’t Cry on Thu 23 Aug.

There will also be a programme of high quality outdoor theatre. In the garden of Inveresk Lodge, a National Trust for Scotland property, Quantum Theatre will be performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Sat 4 Aug, followed by an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon on Sat 18 Aug. Heartbreak Productions will be performing The Railway Children at Musselburgh Racecourse on Wed 22 Aug.

To top it off, there’s the Classical at One series with Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and St Mary’s Music School – a chance for a light lunch in the theatre bar followed by a delightful, informal hour of classical music.

It’s not quite as far from the madness of the Fringe as North Berwick’s Fringe By The Sea, but it’s still a chance to get away from it, along the coast for some sea air!

Full summer events guide here

Tickets are available now from The Brunton box office on 0131 665 2240 or via the Fringe on 0131 226 0000, or online at www.edfringe.com