Chaplin in the Jazz Age

Venue 1, The Brunton, Musselburgh

Sat 21 Sept 7.45pm

ZRI – Zum Roten Igel

Duration: approx. 2 hours


Half price concession for children and students in full time education - £3 for under 16s.


Photo credit: ZRI

Part concert, part cinema, Charlie Chaplin in the Jazz Age conjures a world of comedy and pathos for the whole family. ZRI performs live to Chaplin’s classic silent movie The Adventurer, transporting the listener to the exciting melting pot of early 20th-century New York where jazz, klezmer, East European folk music and classical music intertwined in film soundtracks. The breath-taking energy of these five superb musicians matches the wit, virtuosity and sheer brilliance of Chaplin in his creative prime.

ZRI – Zum Roten Igel (The Red Hedgehog) takes its name from a 19th-century coffee house in Vienna, regular haunt of many famous composers, including Schubert and Brahms, who were influenced by the gypsy musicians they heard there.

'ZRI play with consummate virtuosity, magic and passion…'

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The Brunton, Musselburgh

The Brunton Hall, as it was originally known, was designed by Rowand Anderson, Kininmonth and Paul and opened by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, in 1971.

It is named after John D Brunton, who left a bequest of £700,000 to the people of Musselburgh on his death in 1951, specifying that it must be used to build a public hall for the community.

As well as the concert hall (Venue One, in which this year's Lammermuir Festival event is being held), the building also contains a 296-seat theatre.

The large stained glass windows, depicting themes from the sea, were designed by Glasgow-based artist Deborah Campbell and commissioned by the Brunton Theatre Trust.

The Brunton, Musselburgh


The Brunton, Musselburgh
EH21 6AA

Getting there by bus

There are regular bus services through Musselburgh with a stop outside the venue.
Travel time from the centre of Edinburgh is about 30 minutes.
Lothian Buses: 15, 26, 30, 40, 44 (0131 555 6363)
First Bus: 108 (0871 200 2233)
East Lothian Buses: 113 (0131 555 6363)
Eve Coaches: 129 (01368 865 500)

Getting there by train

Musselburgh station is about 15 minutes walk away or you can catch the No. 30 bus from the station.

Getting there by car

Musselburgh is just off Edinburgh City Bypass, not far from Fort Kinnaird Retail Park and Asda.



Free car park at rear of venue plus on street parking including 6 Disabled Parking bays 20m from the entrance plus 2 more in car park.



Induction Loop:

There are accessible toilets on the ground floor in the main foyer and off the upstairs bar of Venue 1.

Wheelchair Access:

Ramps at Ladywell Way and North High Street entrances. Box Office has a lowered counter. Lift access to concert hall. Hall has flat area at front for wheelchairs.

Please advise our box office staff when booking tickets of any specific assistance you require and if you would like to use the loop system.

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