The View from the Villa
A miniature music drama by Iain Burnside

Venue 1, The Brunton, Musselburgh

Sun 19 Sept 3pm

Without interval

Duration: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes

The View from the Villa (75')

Bass
Wagner’s patron
Mezzo
Otto’s wife
Actor
Wagner’s wife
Piano

Half-price tickets for people in full time education. Student ID will be required on admittance

A view from the villa

Credit: Anonymous advertisement for Liebig's Fleisch-Extrakt (1913)

In 1855 Wagner’s patron Otto Wesendonck and his wife Mathilde built a sumptuous villa overlooking Zurich. Two years later they bought the house next door, Asyl, and invited Wagner and his wife Minna to move in. The Wagners were at one another’s throat. Mathilde was young, beautiful and highly intelligent. What could possibly go wrong?

Iain Burnside’s innovative form of music theatre illuminates Wagner’s masterly Wesendonck Lieder. The lives of four extraordinary people are interwoven with the words and music they inspired.

Venue 1, The Brunton

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.

Venue 1, The Brunton

Address

Venue 1, The Brunton
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.

Accessibility

Parking:

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.

Terrain:

Paved

Induction Loop:
Yes

Toilets:
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.

Location

Located in Musselburgh.

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Accessibility

Parking:

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.

Terrain:

Paved

Induction Loop:
Yes

Toilets:
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.