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Published: Thursday, 31st May 2018

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During August The Brunton is your Fringe escape by the coast (Edinburgh Fringe Venue 191).


With 31 amazing shows for the whole family to enjoy, The Brunton is your Fringe and summer venue by the coast! Come and catch a concert, take a stroll on the beach, soak up the sun, enjoy the fresh salty air and relax with an ice cream.

Hear the classical stars of tomorrow with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and St Mary’s Music School Classical At One series. Enjoy a light lunch in the upstairs bar (from 12noon) before experiencing a delightful hour of classical music in the intimate and informal surroundings of Venue 2 (1pm).

Catch a concert or two for your Fringe escape. We’ve plenty to choose from: celtic super group and festival headliners Ímar (Wed 22 Aug), The Rat Pack (Fri 17 Aug) with special guest Anita Harris, strings and jazz with Mr McFall’s Chamber Red Blue Balance (Sat 11 Aug) and award winning Dougie MacLean, renowned for his song Caledonia and music for Last of the Mohicans (Sat 11 Aug). Celebrate the Queen and King of country music with Islands in the Stream – The Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers Story (Fri 10 Aug) or step back in time an enjoy the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons with Big Girls Don’t Cry (Thu 23 Aug).

Nick Ross Orchestra (Sat 18 Aug) recaptures the sounds and memories of the classic big band sound of the Glenn Miller era, whilst Alex Hodgson: Song fir a Summer’s Nicht (Thu 16 Aug) returns to The Brunton with original and traditional Scottish folk music, stories and songs. Jacqui Dankworth, Charlie Wood and band (Sat 25 Aug) celebrate some of the great musical partnerships of the 20th century in Just You and Me.

Celebrate Irish culture with Rhythm of the Dance (Wed 8 Aug), a stunning live show of music and dance.

Inveresk Lodge Garden (Venue 377), a beautiful National Trust for Scotland property, provides the perfect backdrop to a day of outdoor theatre. Quantum Theatre perform Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sat 4 Aug), a comedy of love, magic and mayhem, then later an enchanting adaptation of Kenneth Graheme’s story for children, The Reluctant Dragon (Sat 18 Aug); programmed by The Brunton as part of the Fringe Festival.

The Brunton’s summer programme also includes film screenings of Book Club (Wed 15 Aug), starring Diane Keaton, Ocean’s 8 (Wed 22 Aug) and Mama Mia: Here We Go Again (Wed 5 Sep).

Unfortunately Heartbreak Productions will no longer be performing The Railway Children (Wed 22 Aug) at Musselburgh Racecourse.

Tickets are available from The Brunton box office on 0131 665 2240 or . For Fringe events .