King’s Glasgow Listings

Upcoming shows at Glasgow’s King’s Theatre

Glasgow King’s Theatre
297 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JN
Website: www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre/

The Glasgow King’s Theatre. Pic: ATG

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Cancelled and rescheduled shows:

ATG Theatres, which runs the King’s, has confirmed that it will reopen with Chicago, on Monday 13 September after being dark because of the Covid-19 pandemic. All shows at the Glasgow King’s until then have either been rescheduled or cancelled. Full details and FAQs are here: www.atgtickets.com/coronavirus-info.

Covid-19 Status

ATG Theatres has mandated that everyone over 18 attending any of its theatres should be able to either prove that they have been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or that they have had a recent negative PCR/ LF test to go into the theatre. Further details are here.

Proof of full vaccination can be obtained here on www.nhsinform.scot.

September 2021

Chicago
Mon 13 – Sat 18 Sept 2021
Evenings: 7.30. Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
In the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s Chicago, housewife and nightclub dancer Roxie Hart murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her then hires Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids. Book here.

The Drag Ball
Sun 19 Sept 2021: Production closed.

The Addams Family
Tue 21 – Sat 25 Sept 2021: Production closed.

Al Murray: Landlord of Hope and Glory
Sun 26 Sept 2021 
Evening: 7.30.
The year is 2020. The world stands on the brink. Turmoil is the norm. Questions have been asked and none answered. What we need is one man, to step forward, one man with all the answers. Well you’re in luck, ladies and gentlemen – he’s here and he’s touring the nation. Book here.

October 2021

The Greatest Hits of Motown – How Sweet It Is
Sun 3 Oct 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
Now in its 18th successive year, this stunning 100% live show combine’s first class music together with slick choreography and an amazing band. Book here.

Blood Brothers
Tue 5 – Sat 9 Oct 2021 
Evenings: 7.30pm; matinees Weds/Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Click here for Æ reviews of previous tours.
Willy Russell’s legendary musical tells the captivating and moving tale of twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. Book here.

A Country Night in Nashville
Sun 10 Oct 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
With songs including Ring Of Fire, Crazy, Sweet Home Alabama, Don’t Rock The Jukebox, Need you Now, 9-5, Don’t Worry Baby to name just a few, this incredible celebration of Country music is a night not to be missed. Book here.

Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers
Mon 11 Oct 2021. Cancelled.

Riverdance – The New 25th Anniversary Show
Wed 13 – Fri 15 Oct 2021
Evenings: 7.30, Fri mat: 2.30pm.
25 years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. Book here.

Let Me Entertain You
Sat 16 Oct 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
Be captivated by the world of our greatest pop star Robbie Williams in this full stage production, celebrating the music of our UK born icon with huge stage sets, a host of talented musicians, state of the art video and that hint of Robbie magic. Book here.

A Night at the Musicals
Sun 17 October 2021
Evening: 6pm.
The maker of Girls’ Night Oot! present an evening of the best songs from the most popular West End and Broadway shows brought to you by a first-class professional cast. Songs from Les Miserables, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, and many more. Book here.

Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical
Tue 19 – Sat 30 October 2021
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Strat, the forever young leader of rebellious gang ‘The Lost’, falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the tyrannical ruler of Obsidian, in the jukebox musical based on the anthems of Jim Steinman and MeatLoaf. Book here.

Tommy Tiernan – Tomfoolery
Sun 31 October 2021: Rescheduled to April 2022.

November 2021

Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Tue 2 – Sun 7 November 2021
Eves Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Wed, Sat: 2.30pm; Sun: 2pm.
Enter a world of magic and fantasy as Disney’s classic movie makes its world premiere as an exciting new musical with the original Sherman Brothers’ songs, new music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and abook by Brian Hill. Directed by Glasgow’s own Vox Motus: Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison. Book here.

An evening with Nigella Lawson
Mon 8 October 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
Spend an evening with the internationally-renowned food writer and TV cook as she shares the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen to celebrate her latest book Cook, Eat, Repeat – a delicious and delightful combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food, all written in Nigella’s engaging and insightful prose. Book here.

The Dolls: A Rerr Terr
Tue 9 – Sat 13 October 2021
Tue – Thur: 7.30pm; Fri: 5.30pm, 8.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm, 7.30pm.
Louise McCarthy and Gayle Telfer Stevens are “back in the overalls” as The Dolls, Scotland’s favourite cleaners. In this brand-new style of variety show for the new decade it’s just them – and their guest star comedians, singers, male dancers, magicians and maybe even a few surprises along the way! Book here.

Ross Noble: Humournoid
Sun 14 November 2021
Evening: 8pm.
What happens when pure comedy takes human form? What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up? Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see it. This is it. Book here.

Abba Mania
Monday 15 Nov 2021
Evening: 7.30pm.
A special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA “in a respectful and enjoyable way”, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA Mania is for you! Book here.

Horrible Histories – Barmy Britain
Wed 17 – Sat 20 Nov 2021
Evening: 7pm, Mat Thurs: 10.30am, Sat: 3pm.
Meet people from history. Event the dead ones. It’s Horrible Histories live on stage with this special production of Barmy Britain using actors and 3D special effects to bring historical figures and events to life on stage and hover at your fingertips! Book here.

December 2021

Cinderella
Sat 27 Nov 2021 – Sun 2 Jan 2022  
Evenings: 7pm; Matinees daily.
Join Cinderella as she goes from rags to riches, outwits her wicked sisters and meets her dashing Prince Charming. With Elaine C Smith and Johnny Mac. Book here.

2022
January 2022

The Book of Mormon
Thurs 6 – Sat 22 Jan 2022
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Mats Fri/Sat: 2.30pm.
Outrageous musical comedy from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park, and Bobby Lopez, co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, which follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of Mormon missionaries well outside their comfort zone. Book here.

9 to 5 The Musical
Tue 25 – Sat 29 Jan 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Weds/Thurs, Sat mats: 2.30pm.
Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring musical telling the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. Book here.

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Tue 25 – Sat 29 Jan 2022. Booking closed

February 2022

My Best Friend’s Wedding – The Musical
Mon 31 Jan – Sat 5 Feb 2022. Tour cancelled. Booking closed.

The Rocky Horror Show
Mon 31 Jan – Sat 5 Feb 2022
Mon – Thurs: 8pm
Fri/Sat: 5.30pm & 8.30pm.

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical returns to the UK in 2021. Directed by Christopher Luscombe and featuring timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp. Book here.

Fat Friends – The Musical
Mon 7 – Sat 12 Feb 2022
Evening Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Matinee Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
Created and directed by award winning Kay Mellor, the musical based on the hit TV show returns with Lee Mead in the staring role. Our favourite foodie friends are put through their Zumba paces at their local slimming club, whilst Kelly fantasises about fitting into the wedding dress of her dreams.  Book here.

Sing-A-Long-A The Greatest Showman
Sunday 13 February 2022
Two shows: 2pm & 7pm.
Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron and hiss Rebecca Ferguson as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible – with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loudly as you want. Book here.

The Osmonds – A New Musical
Tue 15 – Sat 19 Feb 2022
Evening Mon – Sat: 7.30pm;
Matinee Wed, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.

Jukebox musical telling the official story by Jay Osmond about the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on with their younger siblings to create smash hits decade after decade Book here.

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker
Tue 22 – Sat 26 Feb 2022
Evening Mon – Sat: 7.30pm;
Matinee Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns – refreshed, reworked and remarkably vibrant – for one week only. It’s a Nutcracker! for all seasons, adored by critics and audiences alike. Book here.

The Dreamboys
Sunday 27 February 2022 
Evening: 7.30pm.
Are the Dreamboys Too Hard To Resist? Let them tease, tantalise and sweep you off your feet as you and your friends enjoy the raunchiest night out of the year. Think chiselled torsos, high-energy dance routines and boy-next-door seduction that will leave your heart pounding. Book here.

March 2022

Hannah Gadbsby – Body Of Work
Mon 7 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
In 2018 the ground-breaking Netflix special, Nanette, changed things for Hannah, but she stuck with stand-up comedy, writing and touring the critically acclaimed Dougla – and recording it for Netflix just in time for well…the rest of 2020. Since then she’s been bunkered down in Oz, sheltering from a global pandemic and pondering what was next.
 That ponder is now a show… Book here.

Derren Brown: Showman
Tue 8 – Sat 12 March 2022
Tue – Sat: 7.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm.
With his first brand new theatre show in six years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat! Book here.

Larry Dean – Fudnut
Sun 13 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Double Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominee and star of Live At The Apollo returns with a brand new hour of confessional storytelling. Book here.

Stewart Lee: Snowflake/Tornado
Mon 14/Tue 15 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Tornado questions Stew’s position in the comedy marketplace; Snowflake questions Stew’s worth in a society demolishing the liberal values he has been keen to espouse in a fairy-tale landscape of winter wonder. Book here.

Fascinating Aïda
Wed 16 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
With a selection of old favourites, songs you haven’t heard before and some you wish you’d never heard in the first place. The songs are hilarious and topical – the glamour is unstoppable. Book here.

Fern Brady: Autistic Bikini Queen
Thurs 17 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Following a sold out tour across Europe and Australia in 2019 and her most recent BBC stand up special Power & Chaos, Fern Brady takes her fifth solo show, Autistic Bikini Queen, out on a nationwide tour. Book here.

Janey Godleys Soup Pot Tour
Fri 18/Sat 19 Mar 2022
Evening: 7.30pm
So, tell all the Sandra’s, Big Frank and all the lassies fresh from Zumba to grab the soup pot and get ready for the Queen of Scottish Comedy coming to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival! Book here.

Jerry Sadowitz
Sun 20 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Sadowitz returns with his whacky impressions of Greta Thunberg, Frankie Boyle and deep vein thrombosis. He also promises to do less hate fuelled swearing and focus more on faux liberal pish in order to appeal to the middle class and their disposable income and personalities. Book here.

John Shuttleworth’s Back!
Wed 23 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Ever the trouper – John returns to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival to regale audiences with an evening of his classic songs (plus new ones and hilarious ‘back’ stories), pausing only to reapply his deep heat rub! Book here.

Jim Smith: Back to The Teuchter
Thurs 24/Fri 25 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
It’s Countryfile meets The Only Way Is Essex as Jim hits the stage using characters, regional accents and impressions to help explain to city slickers what the outside world looks like through the eyes of those that ‘bide up the glen’. Book here.

Susie McCabe: Born Believer
Saturday 26 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Susie looks at life in her own unique way, and in her 40th Year she has decided to (try) leaving the cynicism behind and being the all new positive Susie (optimistic at best, positive is pushing it). Book here.

Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of the Dubliners
Sun 27 March 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Production rescheduled from Theatre Royal in 2020. Following its sold out smash hit debut tour, Seven Drunken Nights – The Story of The Dubliners returns to theatres with an even bigger production. Book here.

Hairspray the Musical
Mon 28 Mar- Sat 2 Apr 2022
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Book here.

April 2022

Tommy Tiernan – Tomfoolery
Sun 3 April 2022
Evening: 8pm.
The now 52 year old comedian is back onstage with an exhilarating mix of the highly personal and flamboyant storytelling that audiences have come to love. Age has not dulled him, in fact he seems more full of fire and mischief now than he ever was. Book here.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Tue 3 – Sat 9 April 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats, Wed, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
The NT’s smash hit returns. Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptional at maths, while everyday life presents some barriers. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbour’s dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world. Book here.

What’s Love Got To Do With It – A Tribute to Tina Turner
Sun 10 April 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
A night of high energy, feel-good rock-and-roll featuring Tina’s greatest hits performed by the amazing vocal talent of Elesha Paul Moses (Whitney – Queen Of The Night, The Voice, X Factor) supported by full live band. Book here.

Waitress
Tue 12 – Sat 16 April 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker, dreams of happiness in her life, but when a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. Supported by workmates Becky and Dawn, she overcomes the challenges and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness. Book here.

Jersey Boys
Tue 19 April – Sat 7 May 2022
Tue-Sat evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Thurs, Sat (not 5, & May): 2.30pm.
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard … and the radio just couldn’t get enough of.  But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story… Book here.

May 2022

Chris Ramsey
Mon 16/Tue 17 May 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm.
Production rescheduled from 2020. Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour. Book here.

May 2022

Diversity – Connected 2022
Thurs 19 – Sat 21 May 2022
Evenings: 7.45, Mat, Sat: 2.30pm..
To take them into the new decade of Diversity, choreographer Ashley Banjo has created a new show, Connected, which centres around the world of social media, the internet, and the digital era we now live in, but more importantly how this connects us all. Book here.

MAMMA MIA!
Tue 24 May – Sat 11 June 2022
Mon – Sat: 7.30pm; Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget. Book here.

Bring It On
Tue 28 June – Sat 2 July 2022 
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mat, Weds & Sat: 2.30pm.
Cheer-royalty and newly crowned Squad Captain, Campbell, should be embarking on her most cheertastic senior year at Truman High School. But when she’s forced to move to the neighbouring hard-knock Jackson High, Campbell fears her life is over. Book here.

Alan Carr: Regional Trinket
Sunday 10/Monday 11 July 2022
Evening: 8pm.
It’s been four years since Alan last went on tour. From the exhilarating high of his star-studded wedding day to the low of lockdown stuck on a farm, a lot has changed since then, including Alan. Nowadays, it’s all about finding happiness and joy in the small things – why be a national treasure when you can be a Regional Trinket?!  Book here.

July 2022

Peppa Pig’s Best Day Ever
Wed  13/Thurs 14 July 2022
Wed: 1pm & 4pm; Thurs: 10am & 1pm.
Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more! Book here.

Paul Smith: Changed
Fri 15/Sat 16 July 2022
Evenings: 8pm.
A lot has changed for Paul in recent years. Join him for his 3rd and largest ever tour of the UK and Ireland as he once again mixes sharp, hilarious stories from his life with his trademark off the cuff wit. Book here.

The Carpenters Story
Sunday 24 July 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
A spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music. This brand new show for 2020 once again features Claire Furley, with MD Phil Aldridge and The Carpenters Story Orchestra re-creating Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements. Book here.

Thriller Live
Mon 25 – Sat 30 July 2022
Mon – Fri: 7.30pm; Sat: 4pm & 8pm.
Taking you on an electrifying visual and audio journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history, you’ll experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco. Book here.

Into the Groove – Ultimate Tribute to Madonna
Sun 31 July 2022 
Evening: 7.30pm..
Recreating highlights from her breath-taking live tours, this dazzling and colourful production features all of Madonna’s greatest hits as it pays tribute to the classic songs, spectacular costumes and iconic dance routines that have earned her the title Queen of Pop. Book here.

August 2022

Footloose
Mon 1 – Sat 6 Augl 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Wed, Sat: 2.30pm.
City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he’s forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world comes to a standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find dancing and rock music are banned. Book here.

Singin’ in the Rain
Mon 8 – Sat 13 Aug 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
A smash-hit at Chichester and in the West End, Jonathan Church’s acclaimed production is back to make a splash. Andrew Wright’s high-energy choreography and Simon Higlett’s sumptuous set design combine with the charm, romance and wit of one of the world’s best- loved films. Book here.

Jack Dee – Off the Telly
Sat 27 August 2022
Evening: 7.30pm.
Join Jack Dee for an evening of entertainment (food and beverages not included) in his new stand-up tour. “In these difficult and uncertain times people need hope – a ray of sunshine to brighten their day. And that’s very much where I come in” says the notoriously dour host of Radio 4’s, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Book here.

Rock of Ages
Tue 30 Aug – Sat 3 Sept 2022
Tue – Thurs: 7.30pm; Fri: 5pm, 8.30pm; Sat: 2.30pm, 7.30pm. 
Here we go again! The smash hit musical is back in the UK. Rock of Ages is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true! Book here.

September 2022

That’ll Be The Day
Sunday 2 Sept 2022
Evening: 7pm.
This very special edition of the show presents the most popularly requested songs, impressions and comic sketches from over 33 years of touring. Book here.

The Cher Show
Tue 27 Sept – Sat 1 October 2022
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matines Wed, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
See news: Cher Show for Edinburgh.
From a young kid with big dreams, to the dizzying heights of global stardom, The Cher Show uses 35 of her hits to tell the incredible story of Cher’s meteoric rise to fame, flying in the face of convention at every turn. Directed by Arlene Phillips and choreographed by Oti Mabuse.  Book here.

October 2022

Dreamgirls
Mon 10 Sat 22 October 2022
Mon – Sat: 7.30; Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
See Æ news: Dreamgirls on Sale.
Meet The Dreams – Effie, Lorrell and Deena – three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history. Staring Nicole Raquel Dennis as Effie in an extraordinary story with unforgettable, spine-tingling vocals that send audiences wild. Book here.

November 2022

Sister Act
Mon 14 Sat 19 November 2022
Mon – Sat: 7.30; Mats Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Brace yourselves Sisters! The Broadway and UK smash-hit musical Sister Act is coming immediately prior to its record breaking London run, re-imagined for the 21st century and starring Brenda Edwards (Hairspray, Chicago, Loose Women) in the specially rewritten role of Deloris Van Cartier. Book here.

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