Heart warming theatre at The Brunton this June
Black Is The Color Of My Voice - Saturday 11 June
Written and performed by Apphia Campbell ; directed by Arran Hawkins and Nate Jacobs .
Direct from sell-out performances in Shanghai, New York and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Apphia Campbell embarks on her debut UK tour.
Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, Black Is The Color Of My Voice follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption after the untimely death of her father. She reflects on the journey that took her from a young piano prodigy destined for a life in the service of the church, to a renowned jazz vocalist at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement.
Tickets for Black Is The Color Of My Voice are £12.50 (£10.50) £7.50 under 18s from 0131 665 2240 or www.thebrunton.co.uk .
Chaplin: The Charlie Chaplin Story - Thursday 30 June
A heart-warming and powerful story told through the eyes of a young boy on his journey through the dark streets of Victorian Vaudeville London to the glitz of early Hollywood. This story follows Chaplin through his early career, showbiz ambitions and often-fractious relationship with his mother, family and his first love.
The cast includes Steven Arnold, best known as Ashley Peacock in TV’s Coronation Street, Nicole Faraday (Bad Girls / Emmerdale) as Charlie’s mother Hannah Chaplin, Helena Gullan (Once, London’s West End) and also a full cast of talented actor-musicians whose combined experience includes the following West End shows: Buddy, Dreamboats and Petticoats, Return To The Forbidden Planet, Jersey Boys and The Commitments.
The creative team includes the multi award winning writer Stuart Price and No1 hit single writer Jake Field as composer. The company Maple Tree Entertainment are responsible for the smash hit West End show The Simon & Garfunkel Story.
Tickets for Chaplin are £18 (£16) from 0131 665 2240 or www.thebrunton.co.uk .
Dirty Dusting -Monday 16 May
After a sellout UK tour in 2015, Dirty Dusting returns to the stage in 2016.
Gladys, Elsie and Olive are three cleaning ladies who are about to be put out to pasture by their overzealous office manager Dave. Feeling they have little chance of gaining employment elsewhere, the ladies have to boost their falling income. A chance wrong number requiring a sex chat line rings into the office and gives them a great idea -Why not run a Sex Chat Line? After all, their age and appearance won’t matter on the telephone and providing they can keep this a secret from their boss, they could be onto a winner! Needless to say, things don’t go entirely according to plan.
A heart warming, feel good comedy, written by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, directed by Leah Bell.
Starring: Crissy Rock (Hit TV Series Bendorm and I’m a Celebrity); Leah Bell (Comedienne and actress); Dolores Porretta Brown (Stage and TV actress); introducing Lee Brannigan.