Theatre Friends

The Collie's Shed

Wed 29 May - Sat 01 Jun at 7:30pm Loretto Theatre, Fraser Centre, Prestonpans Community Centre, Corn Exchange Touring to venues in Musselburgh, Tranent, Prestonpans and Haddington

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Based in a local Men’s Shed in East Lothian “this remarkable play…is a terrific Fringe debut for a fresh new voice in Scottish theatre.” (The Scotsman)

Event Description

By Shelley Middler

The play follows four retired miners as they discover how a review into the policing of the mining strikes in the 80s by the Scottish Government suddenly affects them, their friendships and their relationships. 

Journey with us between the past and present as we hear how one unforgettable and violent day of striking at Bilston Glen Colliery leaves Charlie, Billy, Tommy and Glen, wrestling with what they think is right. Discover who they are now, who they once were and most importantly, where they stand on the picket line.

With dramatization of real stories and experiences, The Collie’s Shed brings a powerful and emotional call to arms over injustices and hardships that are arguably still felt to this day.

Recommended for ages 12 plus, strong language.

Running time: 1h 20m 

Tour dates and booking links:

Wed 29 May: Loretto Theatre, Musselburgh
Thu 30 May: Fraser Centre, Tranent
Fri 31 May: Prestonpans Community Centre
Sat 1 Jun: Corn Exchange, Haddington

Loretto Theatre Accessibility

Loretto Theatre Millhill, Musselburgh EH21 7RG

  • The entrance gate to Loretto Theatre is opposite the turnstiles for Musselburgh Racecourse. Do not use the post code for the main school as that will take you to a different street.
  • There are 3 steps into the grounds of the school. Alternatively, we can arrange for you to enter through a different gate with level access and car drop off at the door.
  • Ramped entrance to the theatre itself, with spaces for wheelchairs at the front of the auditorium.
  • A level access toilet is adjacent to the theatre.
  • Free on street parking, with small, free car parks a short walk away at Kerr’s Wynd or at the top of Millhill by the river.


If you have any access needs or will require assistance from our team during your visit, please contact the box office on 0131 653 5245 / .

Loretto Theatre Seating Plan

Corn Exchange Accessibility

Corn Exchange, Court Street, Haddington, EH41 3DS

  • The Corn Exchange has recently been refurbished and we have added a technical infrastructure for the stage, sound and lighting especially for live performances.
  • A selection of interval refreshments are available, and the town has several restaurants and bars.
  • Located on Court Street, the main road through Haddington, there is free parking at the rear of the building.
  • Access into the building is level, with accessible toilets inside.

If you have any access needs or will require assistance from our team during your visit, please contact the box office on 0131 653 5245 / .


£16 (£14), £10 under 18

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