October brings to The Brunton a really varied programme kicking off with one of the best songwriters in Britain and a highly acclaimed classical quartet. Besides a regular weekly film programme, a season of dance shows and workshops presented by a talented Scottish dance company begins.
Since parting from Love and Money in the early 1990s, James Grant has released five acclaimed solo albums, most recently 2010’s Strange Flowers, with his first best-of collection released in spring 2012. With Love and Money also back on the road and in the studio, Grant sounds like an artist now in his prime and will perform at The Brunton on Friday 3 October 7.30pm with tickets at £16.50 (£14.50)
Popular monthly Lunchtime Classical Concerts are a great opportunity to catch up with friends over soup and a sandwich in the theatre bar from noon, followed by an hour of classical music from 1pm. October features The Cremona String Quartet, playing Beethoven’s Quartet Op 131 in C sharp minor, and Shostakovich: String Quartet No 10. The Cremona String Quartet will be in The Brunton on Tuesday 7 October 1pm. Lunch and concert tickets are £12, concert only £6.
Support your local cinema with Lucy (15) written and directed by Luc Besson and starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. The film is an action-thriller about a woman who accidentally develops superhuman powers. Lucy (15) will be in Venue 1 on Thu 9 Oct 7.30pm. Tickets £7 (£6)
Brunton’s resident break-dance company Room 2 Manoeuvre appear with a double bill, Box Fresh & Squish. In Box Fresh just two guys arekeeping it very real with a precisely worked out balancing act between hip-hop and contemporary dance.
Squish is set within the confines of a squash court. This solo explores what drives us towards our goals and what we lose during this journey. Squish was presented at Dance Base Fringe 2013 and redeveloped into a duet, Squish Squared, as part of the Glasgow 2014 Culture Programme.
Dance Workshop with Room 2 Manoeuvre is looking at styles used in the performance available at Musselburgh Grammar dance studio for 12 years + on Monday 6 October 6-8pm. Free when booking tickets for the show. Call 0131 665 9900 to book. Room 2 Manoeuvre will be in The Brunton on Friday 10 October 7.30pm. Tickets £11.50 (£9.50) £7 under18s
As part of the Luminate Festival, Company Chordelia Artistic Director Kally Lloyd-Jones directs and choreographs Dance Derby a powerful and hugely energetic dance theatre production opened to critical acclaim during Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013. Ten dancers, two actors and a six-piece jazz ensemble bring this drama to life to a soundtrack of songs from the 1930s, performed by soprano Nadine Livingston. The dance marathons of Depression-era America, with strict rules, extreme conditions and ferocious competition, were the reality shows of their day. Attracting huge audiences they could last for weeks on end, with competitors stopping for only ten minutes every two hours to sleep or wash.
Free Dance Derby Luminate Workshop (60 years +) for show bookers to look at dances and music of 1930s America at The Brunton on 24 Oct 2.30-3.30pm. Counter and phone ticket offer of £7 for workshop participants. Dance Derby will be at The Brunton on 24 Oct 7.30pm. Tickets are £11.50 (£9.50) £7 under 18
Smallpetitklein’s The Adventures of Isabel is an exciting immersive dance theatre production for ages 2 – 7, featuring music by Natalie Merchant and inspired by British and American poetry about childhood with animation by Retchy. The story follows the exciting escapades of fearless Isabel as she embarks on an epic adventure where she confronts and overcomes her fears and learns about her emerging independence. The Adventures of Isabel will be at The Brunton on 28 Oct 10:45 - 11:30am. Tickets are £7, £26 family of 4, schools & nurseries £5.50 (£5 ELC)
Scottish ensemble Errol White Company presentsBreathe and The Event. The first is about a place in the here and now and the second a series of encounters unfolding the remnants of lives and a shared history. Free Dance Workshop with Errol White Company (12 years +) for show bookers using company repertoire at Musselburgh Grammar dance studio on 3 Nov 6-8pm. Errol White will be at The Brunton on 31 Oct 7.30pm. Tickets are Cost: £12.50/£10.50/£8
Fresh from international touring, Scotland’s own David Hughes Dance returns with an evening of world class dance, handpicked from the past 20 years. The triple bill includes work originally created for the legendary ballet icon Mikhail Baryshnikov and a piece by the choreographer for Kylie Minogue. David Hughes Dance will be at The Brunton on 7 Nov 7.30pm. Tickets are £11.50 (£9.50) £7 under 18
All tickets are available now on 0131 665 2240 or online at www.thebrunton.co.uk