COMEDY, film, music and classic lunchtime theatre can be enjoyed at The Brunton in Musselburgh.

Midlothian comedian Eric Davidson brings his style of humour to The Brunton today (Thursday, 7.30pm). A regular at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, his poetry and musical parody has had audiences spellbound with his “clever satirical wordplay”.

Classic lunchtime theatre is back, offering company, soup and a sandwich, and a short play. Rapture’s new production of The Dock Brief tells the story of budgie fancier Herbert Fowle, who murdered his wife because she laughed too much. The production, written by John Mortimer (Rumpole of the Bailey), stars Scottish theatre legend and award-winning performer John Bett as Morgenhall. It is live on stage this Saturday (lunch, noon; 1pm show).

A classical lunchtime concert on Tuesday will be performed by Toronto-born musician Tim Beattie, who has won prizes at international guitar competitions in many countries. Now a star student at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, he brings a programme of romantic music for guitar ((lunch, noon; 1pm show).

The midweek movie next Wednesday (7.30pm) is Respect (12A). Jennifer Hudson stars as Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in this epic biopic from director Liesl Tommy.

Audiences, meanwhile, can relive the magic of the 1960s with nine chart-topping acts at ‘Sixties Gold: the Ultimate Line Up’ on November 16, at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

It stars The Tremeloes, Mamas and Papas UK, Herman’s Hermits, The Marmalade, PJ Proby, Dave Berry, Vanity Fare and Gerry’s Pacemakers.

The Tremeloes have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide, with their huge number one hits Silence Is Golden, Suddenly You Love Me, Even The Bad Times Are Good and (Call Me) Number One.

Herman’s Hermits formed in Manchester in 1964, chalked up 23 hit singles, 10 hit albums, appeared in three major movies and have sold in excess of 75 million records.

Marmalade were the champions of the Scottish Beat in 1968; PJ Proby was first invited to the UK by The Beatles; Dave Berry had chart-topping hit The Crying Game; Mamas and Papas UK will be performing songs including California Dreamin’; and Gerry’s Pacemakers will perform hits including You’ll Never Walk Alone.

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