SCOTTISH classic comedy/drama stage play The Steamie returns to Musselburgh this summer, following a successful run in January.

The local amateur cast is supported by a professional production team from The Brunton, in association with David Ross and Tommie Travers.

Written by Tony Roper, the production has proved popular with theatre audiences and is billed as an evening “packed full of nostalgia, laughter and heart”.

Set in a Glaswegian public laundry house on Hogmanay 1950, Doreen, Magrit, Dolly and Mrs Culfeathers are doing the final wash of the year as they blether about the past, the future, and being pals.

East Lothian Courier: Norma Kinnear and Caroline Hood in the January production of The Steamie Norma Kinnear and Caroline Hood in the January production of The Steamie

The local cast includes Sarah Lindsay, who has been treading the boards for 30 years, as Mrs Culfeathers. She performs with Cockenzie Drama, where she is also co-director. Her past work includes pantomine with Aladdin, Puss in Boots and Jack and the Beanstalk, as well as performing at The Brunton with Eskmouth Theatre Company and St Michael’s Players.

Gary McGregor (Andy) first took to the stage with Glasgow’s Lyric Club 30 years ago. Since moving to East Lothian, he has appeared with Gifford Players, the East Linton Drama Group and Stenton Footlights. He also performed at The Brunton in the community production of Sunshine on Leith.

Caroline Hood (Magrit), has performed in Edinburgh with EGTG, Arkle Theatre, EDGAS, Cat-Like Tread, The Bohemians and EMT.

Norma Kinnear (Dolly) has performed many principal roles in musicals and directed for theatre groups in Edinburgh and the Lothians. With husband Kenny, she formed Tempo, staging musicals and concerts for 23 years.

East Lothian Courier: Caroline Hood will star in The Steamie Caroline Hood will star in The Steamie

The original cast are joined by Sarah-Louise Donnelly as Doreen. Sarah-Louise has performed with many companies, including Captivate Theatre, Pantheon and EMT.

The company perform The Steamie at Loretto School Theatre from Wednesday, August 23, to Saturday, August 26, at 2pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are available from or 0131 653 5245.